Meet the cast of 'Wicked' at Universal Studios Hollywood
Published: August 9, 2007 at 10:59 PM
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.