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Robert Niles

Meet the cast of 'Wicked' at Universal Studios Hollywood

Published: August 9, 2007 at 10:59 PM

If you're a fan of the Broadway musical "Wicked" and you will be in the L.A. area next Wednesday, you might want to make your way over to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal's been hosting "Wicked Wednesdays" throughout the summer, with cast members performing selections from the show. But the finale on Wednesday, Aug. 15 promises to be the big one, with performances by and a fan meet-and-greet with Tony Award-winner John Rubinstein (The Wizard in the L.A. production), Megan Hilty (Glinda) and USH alumnae Eden Espinosa (who plays the lead, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West).

The show begins at 12:30 and will feature a selection of songs from the show, including "The Wizard and I," "For Good" and "Popular." (The USH press release doesn't mention the show's top number "Defying Gravity." Let's hope that one on the bill, too.) There will be a meet-and-greet after the show.

"Wicked" is *the* pop-culture phenomenon among the girls at my daughter's elementary school, here in Pasadena, and we've already been to the show at the Pantages Theater in L.A., which I would recommend highly. But tickets can be expensive and hard-to-get, so the USH appearance can be a bargain way for a live "Wicked" fix.

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Anthony Murphy

Published: August 10, 2007 at 7:18 AM

Well thats a way to introduce Musicals to people!

I am actually suprised that Universal really hasn't gotten onto the whole "Musical Show Bandwagon" that Disney has. Universal has some things that would be great sung live!

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