The Majestic Theater is currently under the enchanting spell of Broadway's beloved production Wicked, captivating audiences until January 7th, 2024. Having attended the performance on Thursday, December 21st, 2023, I can confidently affirm that San Antonio is in for an extraordinary treat!
Having been fortunate enough to experience the magic of Wicked this past summer in Houston, TX, I eagerly anticipated revisiting this spellbinding production during this holiday season. The Majestic Theater in San Antonio provided the perfect atmosphere for the timeless tale of friendship, courage, and self-discovery.
The cast, featuring most of the same exceptionally talented ensemble as the Houston performances, once again delivered a flawless and captivating performance. The chemistry between Elphaba (Olivia Valli) and Glinda (Celia Hottenstein) brought both comedic and dramatic moments to life, leaving the audience in sheer awe. It's no surprise that this production continues to captivate audiences nationwide, consistently selling out theaters.
My favorite moment, and one that never fails to send shivers down my spine, is the conclusion of Act 1. Here, Elphaba, portrayed brilliantly by Olivia Valli, belts out "Defying Gravity" while magically soaring above the stage. It's a mesmerizing and goosebump-inducing spectacle that adds an extra layer of awe to this already extraordinary production.
The Majestic Theater itself transformed into a magical realm where the story of the Witches of Oz unfolded with unparalleled production value. The set designs, costumes, and special effects were nothing short of extraordinary, creating a visual spectacle that complimented the powerful storytelling.
Wicked is a truly family-friendly production, making it the ideal choice for a memorable outing during the holiday season. The timeless themes of acceptance, friendship, and self-discovery resonate with audiences of all ages, ensuring it is a must-see for both Broadway enthusiasts and first-time theatergoers.
For a more comprehensive review of the Houston performances click here: WICKED Musical - A Spellbinding Journey.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience the enchantment of "WICKED" at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of music, magic, and memories that will linger long after the final curtain descends!
PS: The media after-party was a delightful time to connect with fellow peers, reminisce about the outstanding production, and share the undeniable love for Wicked with light bites! This collective enthusiasm demonstrated that it is a production embraced by all sorts of audiences.