Entertainment

Show bows to demand

By Tara Whitsed

After huge success with ticket sales, Shepparton Theatre Arts Group has extended its run of Wicked.
Director Aaron David Palmer said another show had been added — on September 26 — after tickets were snapped up for the production which opened last night.
‘‘Wicked played to a capacity audience at WestSide last night, with performances that left audiences wanting more,’’ he said.
Audience members were transported to the land of Oz, long before Dorothy and her chums stroll in.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.
Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The musical has an incredible array of costumes and extensive set design including a device that suspends actors over the stage.
There will now be a shows added on September 26 at Riverlinks WestSide. Tickets can be purchased from stagtheatre.com/events/wicked