Theater

Wicked

When: Wed., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., Sept. 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2018

It ain’t easy being green – that’s the gimmick, in a sense, behind the blockbuster musical re-telling of The Wizard of Oz, one that refracts L. Frank Baum’s world through the sensibility of the green among us. Adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked features a tuneful – and dare I say pop-u-u-lar? – score by Stephen Schwartz, and gives us the fraught backstory between two young witches: Elphaba (talented, socially-awkward, green) and Galinda (charismatic, fashionable, non-green). Their unusual, frenemy relationship sets up the world of Oz in surprising and occasionally touching ways, and helps account for the show’s impressive longevity in New York: 15 years now on Broadway, and with a movie (apparently) still in the works. In San Antonio, Wicked boasts an unusually long stop – three weeks, and stars Mary Kate Morrisey and Ginna Claire Mason. Grab a ticket and make your friends green with envy.

Price: $53.50-$353