Wicked Lands at Boise's Morrison Center 

Continuing through May 4

If you're a fan of Frozen, you have to see Wicked.

If you're a musical theater enthusiast, you have to see Wicked.

If you've seen Wicked once, you have to see it again.

You have to see Wicked, but you don't have to go to New York to do it. The most successful Broadway musical of the 21st century flies back into Boise's Morrison Center Wednesday, April 16, when it will park its broom for 24 roof-raising performances.

After being on Broadway and London's West End, Wicked as a road show could pale in comparison. But when the Tony Award-winning blockbuster came to town in May 2011, the thousands who saw it jumped to their feet as this dazzling production brought heretofore unseen spectacle to the Boise theater scene.

If you think you know the Wizard of Oz, think again. In Wicked, monkeys fly for a very good reason, the Wizard isn't so wonderful and being green is pretty cool. You're definitely not in Kansas anymore.

And yes, Wicked is the older sister of the Disney blockbuster that took home the Oscar as this year's best-animated film. They both champion girl-power with an instantly familiar soundtrack. So, if your daughter is begging you to take her to Frozen for the fifth time or wants you to spring for the DVD, splurge a little and take her to see Wicked. It's a night (or matinee) she'll never forget.

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