Weird Sisters

Had we, like the heroines of Wicked, attended Shiz University, we'd be a powerful sorceress now. (Woulda been handy when we learned that our witchy roommate had burned through a Benjamin of our long-distance service.) Real life remains less thrilling, though, so it's off to ASU Gammage (via Metro, not broomstick) for a return engagement of Broadway's musical adaptation of the opener in Gregory Maguire's "The Wicked Years," a series of not-for-kids novels paralleling The Wizard of Oz you grew up with, introducing juicy soap-opera elements like adultery, murder, and political intrigue.

Feb. 15-March 12, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson