More than 50 Greenwood High School drama students will have the opportunity next month to watch the off-Broadway production of the musical "Wicked" live and in-person at the Music Hall in Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
The student group will spend two days and one night in Dallas on April 20-21, during which time they will watch a performance of what Variety magazine has called a "cultural phenomenon."
According to the Music Hall’s website, "Wicked" is "the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. ‘Wicked’ tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good."
GHS drama teacher Tim Peerbolte said he is excited for his students to have the opportunity to watch such a production.
"There aren’t many opportunities here in Greenwood (to watch shows and performances), so I wanted to show them Broadway style," Peerbolte said.
Peerbolte said it will be a fun trip for the students. Their schedule also includes a visit to the Dallas Zoo, a meal at Medieval Times Dallas dinner theater and a visit to the George W. Bush Presidential Library.