MILWAUKEE, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The song may say it isn't easy to be green, but in the wonderful land of Oz, being green can lead to millions of fans around the world. The story of Elphaba, the shy, green-skinned girl who catapults to fame, has been entrancing audiences for years. For many in Houston, Texas, the coming national tour stop at Sarofim Hall is their first opportunity to see the twisted tale of how a good girl earned the reputation as the Wicked Witch of the West, and they've responded by purchasing Wicked tickets in record numbers.
Sarofim Hall seems at first to be a strange temporary home for Elphaba and the inhabitants of Oz. Built to resemble the great opera houses of Europe, the theater glistens with an elegance rarely found in the United States. The theater features the Joe and Lee Jamail Celestial Dome Ceiling, a beautifully crafted, lighted dome with over 2000 fiber optic lights that mimic the sky over the city, including occasional shooting stars.
Wishing on a falling star is an apt metaphor for Elphaba's story. A young girl rejected by her father after her mother's death, the witch in training heads to Shiz University, where she meets the beautiful Glinda and the handsome prince, Fiyero. Her social skills get a workout, but more importantly, Elphaba learns of the plight of the animals of the land, and she vows to take her concerns to the Wizard. Politics enters into her life, and she realizes that not everything is as perfect as the Wizard and his followers want the world to believe.
As Elphaba learns what she really wants out of life, she belts out tunes that proclaim her need to change the world. Fans around the world have been following her example and defying gravity since the musical premiered in 2003. Ticket sales have mirrored the passion fans feel for the Wicked Witch, and as the musical finally makes its way to Texas, theater lovers are buying seats faster than any show in the venue's history.
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