Wicked in Omaha, Nebraska

Wicked opened on Wednesday, May 6 '2009 at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, and everyone in town is talking about it. Even Glinda the Good Witch, also known as Katie Rose Clarke, who recently graduate from the Sam Houston Stative college in her native Texas. “When it came out, I never imagined that someday I would be playing the role of Glinda. I remember I was really taken by the music and story. I knew I loved it,” she said during promotions for the show. While Clarke was still in school the show debuted and now she takes on the role of Glinda, the Good Witch who is always sparkly, positive and popular. “She was, of course, beautiful,” Clarke says about her character. “Everybody loves her.” But she would surprise many when she reveals that it wouldn’t be so bad to take on the task of green one day - “I love my role, [but] it woudl be fun to do the green witch once. I’m not sure I could sing it.”

Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics with book help from Winnie Holzman to turn Gregory Maguire’s best selling novel from 1995 to the Broadway stage. The story follows two witches in school as they eventually become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in the unlikely partnership they form while sharing a dorm room. It’s a great play that deserves all the acclaim, so grab some Wicked, Orpheum Theatre Omaha Tickets today!

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