Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center | Houston, TX
The tale revolves around the unlikely friendship between two sorcery students, green-skinned misfit Elphaba and little-miss-popular Glinda. The two, of course, go on to fulfil their destinies as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda The Good. The struggles of Elphaba are exquisitely conveyed by Jacqueline Hughes, who starred in the UK and Ireland tour to great acclaim. (In some shows, the role may be played by Jodie Steele, fresh off her run in War of the Worlds in the West End.) The role of blonde bimbo Glinda is played to perfection by Carly Anderson, who recently appeared in Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum. So come see these outstanding actors at the Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center in Houston!
Both the making of theatre and attending of the theatre contribute to education and literacy. Watching the characters talk back and forth in the theatre is tricky; it requires sharp attention, quick mental shifts, and nimble language skills. It teaches us about human motivations and emotions. In historical plays we get lessons in leadership and education. In contemporary plays, we learn about people and cultures in different parts or our own country or in other countries. Studies have shown that students who participate in theatre do better in school. Theater is great in so many ways, so what’s stopping you from coming to watch a play? Let the story unfold right in front of you, and come to the Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center in Houston and see one of the hottest shows in theater right now, Wicked live!