I wouldn't call myself a "musical fanatic" but this was so much fun!!!
Interesting facts about the Chicago Production:
$250 million worth of tickets sold :
784 performances as of March 13 :
$7,000-$35,000 for each costume :
$5,000 for the green, rubber baby Elphaba :
104 crew members backstage :
2,243 seats in the Oriental Theatre :
5-7 costumes per performer :
6-7 hours to take down the stage :
16-17 semi-trailers to move the production :
400 lighting cues :
3 microphones on Elphaba, including one in her hat!
In the episode of "The Dinner Party" on The Office, Michael and Jan are arguing. Michael screams, "When I wanted to see 'Stomp' and you wanted to see 'Wicked,' what did we go see?" Jan meekly replies, "We saw 'Wicked.'"
Synopsis (with spoiler)