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Wicked or Misunderstood?

Many of us have fond memories of the movie The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, Toto, and Glinda (the Good Witch) brought smiles to our faces. Other characters sent chills down our spines. Remember the flying monkeys? Yikes. And the Wicked Witch of the West? We rejoiced when Dorothy poured water on her and she melted into nothing. Well, what if you found out that long before Dorothy dropped into the Land of Oz, this evil witch with emerald-green skin was just a young, misunderstood girl living in the shadows of the beautiful and popular Glinda? Learn more about the witches' untold story when you see Wicked at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Au-Rene Theatre, located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Wicked, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, runs from now till February 17. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Thursdays. Other showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $34.50 to $154.50, with Club Level seats available for $139.50. Purchase tickets at the Au-Rene Theater Box Office, by phone at 954-462-0222, or online at
Wed., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 31, 2 & 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 3, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 9, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 16, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 17, 2 & 7:30 p.m., 2013

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