Eighteen students from Southeast High School traveled to Springfield on February 4 to see a performance of one of Broadway’s most popular musicals: “Wicked”. Based on the novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, by Gregory Maguire, “Wicked” the musical tells the story of how two girls — one beautiful and popular, the other green and misunderstood — become Glinda the Good and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.
This is the second time I’ve taken a group of students to see Wicked. This group was every bit as excited by the experience as the first group. It’s such a joy watching their reactions to seeing their first Broadway musical. Hopefully other opportunities like this will come up in the future.