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Wicked (musical)
'Wicked' returns in strong form to the Hippodrome
'Wicked' returns in strong form to the Hippodrome

For the third visit to Baltimore's Hippodrome, the enormously successful musical "Wicked" delivers the goods. The uninitiated should have no trouble figuring out what all the fuss is about; longtime fans should find enough freshness to make another encounter worthwhile. Alyssa Fox could use a dash more personality and vocal richness as Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, but she commands the stage nonetheless. As Glinda, Carrie St. Louis is a decidedly vibrant actress and singer, bringing out the character's "Legally Blonde"-like snap with particular flair. Show biz veteran John Davidson makes a terrific, multilayered Wizard. If his articulation...