Theater Review: ‘Wicked’ remains a favorite

Multiple members of the cast are former Walt Disney World Cast members, notably Jennafer Newberry, who portrays Glinda, used to play the titular role in “Finding Nemo: The Musical” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Additionally Jordan Litz (Fiyero) was formerly involved in numerous productions at the resort.

While this was my fourth time seeing the show, it was my fiancé’s first! He said it was a fun, energetic show that had everything he expected, but also that he was surprised by some of the plot, and really loved the callbacks and references to the original Wizard of Oz story and the 1939 film. I say that it remains one of my favorites and that “Wicked” is a quintessential musical must for any theater fan.

“Wicked” is perfect for any musical fan. It’s a great family friendly night out, and is performing now through Feb. 12, 2023 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando. For more cities, tour dates, and tickets, visit

Jennafer Newberry as Glinda and Lissa deGuzman as Elphaba in the National Tour of “Wicked”.