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Should You Bring Children to Wicked?

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Comments from Carol de Giere:

I'm often asked: Is Wicked appropriate for children? Wicked is not a children's show although it is designed for famlies. Young people about the age of 8 and older love it. The applause has been tremendous during matinee crowds with large numbers of school or youth groups in the audiences. There's discrimination issues, love triangles, fascinating set pieces and costumes, powerfully belted songs, tender songs, characters who are transformed through time, and a storyline plotted like a mystery novel. No foul language and only playful violence.

FEAR FACTOR - NOTE FOR PARENTS: Children age four and under are not admitted in the show. I've received email messages about some children who were afraid of the the winged dragon, flying monkey, the OZ head, and the OZ head's voice.

Language and Violence in Wicked

Question: Is there foul language or violence in WICKED the musical?

Answer: No - There is no profanity. The language is clean and often playful.

Question: Is there any overt sexual display in Wicked the musical?

Answer: The musical is very different from the novel. The love song is pretty tame as far as sexuality goes.

Question: Is there violence in Wicked?

Answer: As for violence, there's a few brief scuffles but they are tame compared with many movies and TV shows. Also, they are in the spirit of the Oz fantasy world - so not realistic.


Other Schwartz Shows for Kids

Stephen Schwartz wrote lyrics for Disney's Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

POCAHONTAS Special Edition DVD

Pocahontas (Special Edition) [1995]

This DVD includes behind-the-scenes interviews, cut scenes, etc. There's some commentary by Stephen Schwartz about cut songs.

 

Stephen wrote music for Captain Louie - based on The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats

Captain Louie - USA info

The Trip

 

wickedwestend.co.uk
Carol's Wicked UK Site. Carol is also webmaster for the official fan site for Wicked's composer Stephen Schwartz

Broadway Songs for Kids - Easy piano/voice read Musicnotes - for details or ship from Amazon uk:

Let them sing "Popular," "For Good" and more: Wicked Easy Piano

Wicked clothes: T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise See Wicked Clothes

wicked cap in Wicked logo clothes collection