Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
"Prepare for a riot of colour, drama, magic and fun in this spellbinding show."
Theatre Workout started working with Wicked in 2008. While our workshops were developed in consultation with the show's producers, they are not official workshops for the show.
Musical Theatre workshops are an obvious option for many groups, and this session will explore general musical theatre technique, focusing on the concept of 'Acting Through Song', while also exploring themes, characters and stories from the show. Students will work with songs and scenes from the show, accompanied either by piano, backing tracks or cast recordings, performing a song at the end of the workshop as a group. This is an ideal workshop option for more experienced drama groups.
Advanced groups may also opt for a professional audition masterclass, in which a professional casting workshop is presented, teaching groups choreography and songs from the show in real-time, challenging them to perform to the best of their ability.
Workshops may include: What Is This Feeling? Popular and The Wizard And I.
Defying Gravity is on the music syllabus for some exam boards. Theatre Workout's Wicked Music Workshop, led by a Musical Director, breaks down, analyses, discusses, and re-constructs the music of Wicked, helping students understand it's orchestration, how it drives the characters and story of the show, and explores how it engages an audience on many levels.
With a focus on drama, this workshop is ideal for most student groups. Workshops may include acting, storytelling and devising exercises inspired by characters, stories and themes from the show, such as friendship, labels, racism and bullying.
In addition, students may explore devising techniques as they invent their own choreography in an ensemble performance of Dancing Through Life.
These workshops have been specially developed for adult social and corporate groups:
Theatre Workout Business
Theatre Workout Business offers bespoke workshops inspired by performance techniques used in Jersey Boys as teambuilding events. These events offer creative solutions as we explore the following skills among your group:
Public speaking ability and overall communication skills
Inspiring creativity and problem solving
Sample events may include:
Teaching participants acting, singing and dance techniques as they stage scenes and songs from the show
Explore key themes and relationship
Theatre Workout Parties & Events
Theatre Parties are ideal for adult social groups, such as Stag and Hen parties, birthdays and work socials.
Typical events teach choreography to key songs from the show, such as I'm Not That Girl, Defying Gravity and Dancing Through Life in a fun and entertaining way, staging work at the end of the session.