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Wicked Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.3 Stars)

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3.0 star rating Shawn r from Ottawa

GIRLS, LEAVE YOUR BOYFRIENDS AT HOME.

School gossip, love triangle, Twist ending. It's got it all. A little too long and boring for this fellow. Second half much better paced than the first... Wife and I both had a hard time making out some of the lyrics. Didn't impact my enjoyment, but it did for her. Girls, leave the guys at home and have a great night out. You'll both have a better time.

3.0 star rating Matt S. from Chicago, Illinois

WIMPY WICKED

Seeing Wicked tonight for the second time, fourth for my wife. This incarnation had all the fabulous sets, lights, musicians, but the entire performance was drained of its energy by the sound personnel. I checked max dB levels (not counting the wizard vocal effects) with band and vocals combined they were topping out at 85dB. That's at a climax of a song! During dialog I had readings in the upper 60's. We were literally leaning in all night to hear both band and vocals. It was insane! I could actually hear the compression on individual vocals and what sounded like a heavy compression on the vocal group. That's not all bad, but the whole level needed to come up 6dB and the vocals more like 9dB. Really disappointed. BTW, I was sitting in the fourth (last) row of the loge 15 seats off center, so there should have been plenty of sound there. The sound that was there was clean and clear, just way to soft. Come on man, find the master fader and turn it up!

3.0 star rating Netty from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

DID NOT COMPARE TO BROADWAY!

I saw "Wicked" on Broadway and it was my all time favorite! I had told my daughter about it and when it came to Pittsburgh she bought us tickets for Christmas. Well, I was sadly disappointed! It feel flat compared to the one in NYC! My daughter couldn't imagine why this was my favorite show and I explained it just wasn't the same. Since then I have talked to others that felt the same way!

3.0 star rating Dimples from Boston, Massachusetts

FAIR NIGHT OUT

Saw the show in Boston tonight. Show was fine. Sound mix was poor and distracting. Gah-linda's mannerisms were spot on and Elphaba had a lovely voice. Show runs a wee bit long for my taste. Your millage may vary.

3.0 star rating Ed Kohn from Grand Rapids, Michigan

GREAT SHOW

Amazing show. Awesome voices and talent. One thing. I had good orchestra seats in the fifth row but on the aisle. All night long I could see stage hands behind the set. Not good.

3.0 star rating DL from San Jose, California

WICKED (TOURING) IN SAN JOSE

A little disappointed... 5 of us went 8/24/19, 8:00 show. All of us had a hard time hearing the words in the songs- it was plenty loud enough.... almost to loud - we all had a hard time comprehending the lyrics in the songs. Maybe it was where we were seated? Anyway it made the show a bust... all the actors did a GREAT job and the sets were very nice. Also, the very end is kind of confusing... I won’t give it away, but all in all it was a fun girl’s night out.

3.0 star rating from Cincinnati, Ohio

SOUND QUALITY WAS BEYOND POOR

My wife and I have seen Wicked a number of times and I have no idea what happened today but the sound was just terrible. At one point during a song the entire cast got muted for a second. There was absolutely NO low end. No deep notes hit. Even the drums sounded anemic. The dialog was audible. Agree with someone else who posted on here: I used my Apple Watch's sound meter and was registering 60-65 generally and song climax and finales where the entire cast was singing hit 80-85...it's quite soft for a show. My daughter usually wears earplugs at shows but didn't need them at all. Disappointing!

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Enchanting BRILLIANT timeless

The performance of 'Defying Gravity' at the end of Act I will give you chills.

Almost 13 years after it's debut, you still can't go wrong with Wicked, a perfect adventure for the whole family! Eugene Lee's scenic design coupled with Susan Hilferty's costume artistry will have you engrossed in their magic throughout the production.

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