Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended
"... The recent minor improvements in Chicago's most prominent theatrical attraction won't suddenly seduce those who have always resisted the charms of this savvy, self-aware pop musical. But when you add the pleasures of Barbara Robertson -- the fifth, and the best, Madam Morrible I've seen -- to some spruced-up production values, this surely becomes a very good time to see Wicked."
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Chicago Sun Times - Recommended
"...A delightfully wicked prequel to "Oz." The show re-creates for the stage Gregory Maguire's witty retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" - the secret lives of the two women with magical powers who had the most influence on Dorothy's famous adventure. This is a show full of surprises and startling visual effects."
Daily Herald - Recommended
"...This is a show full of surprises and startling visual effects."
Chicago Reader - Recommended
"...This smart, tuneful musical, inspired by The Wizard of Oz and based on Gregory Maguire's novel, offers a revisionist account of how a green-skinned teen misfit and her perky blond schoolmate are transformed into the witches of Oz. Writers Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holtzman emphasize simple but resonant themes: self-esteem, sibling rivalry, tolerance, and the importance of standing up against injustice."
Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended
"...You'll be hard pressed to see your entertainment dollar better spent on a Chicago stage. The lavish sets, costumes and special effects are truly spectacular and enhance an already rich and enchanting source subject."