Photo Feature: WICKED unveils its emerald magic in Melbourne!

As the emerald-hued magic of Wicked unfolds in Melbourne, it’s not merely a musical; it’s a transformative force that has left an indelible mark on the landscape of music theatre worldwide. Beyond the captivating storyline and stunning visuals, Wicked has become a cultural phenomenon, reshaping the industry in ways that resonate far beyond the stage.

Cameron Grant (parenthesy) was at the media call on behalf of AussieTheatre to document the enchantment as the cast and crew of Wicked graced Melbourne for an exclusive media call. From the intricate costumes breathing life into Oz’s fantastical characters to the dynamic choreography that transports audiences into a world of whimsy, each shot encapsulates the visual feast presented by the production.


Wicked stands as a trailblazer in the world of musical theatre by reimagining the familiar narrative of Oz and bringing forth an untold story. Its success has demonstrated that audiences hunger for depth and complexity, challenging the traditional boundaries of storytelling in the genre. The show’s ability to seamlessly blend fantasy with poignant human themes has set a new standard, inspiring other productions to explore richer, multidimensional narratives.

At the heart of Wicked lies the musical brilliance of Stephen Schwartz, whose compositions have become synonymous with the show’s success. Schwartz’s ability to craft melodies that not only narrate the characters’ stories but also resonate on a universal level has influenced subsequent musicals. The impact of “WICKED” on the musical theatre industry is reflected in the ongoing exploration of intricate, emotionally resonant scores that elevate storytelling to new heights.


Beyond the notes and lyrics, Wicked has proven to be a catalyst for conversations on acceptance, tolerance, and empathy. The nuanced portrayal of its characters, particularly Elphaba and Glinda, has become a touchstone for discussions on diversity and the power of perspective. As the industry evolves, there is a growing emphasis on narratives that challenge societal norms and promote inclusivity, a shift that can be attributed, in part, to the influence of Wicked


The impact of Wicked extends beyond the stage to educational realms. The musical has become a staple in theatre education programs, inspiring a new generation of performers, directors, and composers. Its intricate storytelling, memorable characters, and challenging vocal arrangements serve as a rich resource for students and educators alike, shaping the future of musical theatre through the lens of “WICKED’s” innovative approach.

As the Clock of the Time Dragon ticks, Wicked represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing evolution of musical theatre, standing not just as a show, but as a transformative force that continues to influence and shape the very fabric of an industry that thrives on creativity, innovation, and the magic of storytelling.

Wicked is playing now at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

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Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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