Wicked returns to Des Moines

Wicked Original Broadway Cast cover

The Des Moines Civic Center just recently kicked off the 2013-2014 Willis Broadway Series and one of my favorites is coming to town starting Wednesday, Oct. 30. Wicked tells the story of Oz before Dorothy came along, back when the Wicked Witch of the East was just a misunderstood girl named Elphaba, trying to fight the injustices of her world.

Stop by the library for all things Wicked. You can check out the book the musical is based on, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, in print, ebook or audiobook. We’ve also got the soundtrack from the original Broadway cast, voice and piano sheet music, and Wicked: The Grimmerie, a behind-the-scenes look at the musical. Of course, there’s also the book that started it all, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, which are also both available at DMPL.