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Feb. 7, 2023

'Wicked' returns to Wharton Center

East Lansing’s most popular musical, "Wicked," will return to Wharton Center May 10- 28. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 through the official Wharton Center Ticket Office, online at, or by calling 517-432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.

The Broadway sensation "Wicked" looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good,” "Wicked" has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.” NBC Nightly News calls the hit musical “the most successful Broadway show ever.”

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