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Wicked Swoops Back Into Houston Thanks to Broadway at the Hobby

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The golden one and her green girl friend Elphaba will be back in Houston soon with the national tour of Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, making another swoop through Houston, courtesy of Broadway at the Hobby.

Amanda Jane Cooper, who was the first-ever Glinda in the 2011 national tour, has picked up her wand again and rejoined the tour after guest appearances on Glee and CSI.

The Carnegie Mellon graduate says she's been approached by all kinds of people fascinated by the story about being different, kindness and friendship. Not to mention the great music by composer Stephen Schwartz in songs like “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and Glinda's crescendo song, “For Good.”

"It's truly magnificent what Stephen Schwartz and the entire musical team has done," she says. "Every single note that is played, every single song that is done, moves the story."

“It's set in a fantasy world, but all of their conflicts and all of their triumphs are very real,” Cooper says. “It's really a universally truthful, timeless story.”

Performances are scheduled for July 6 through August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit thehobbycenter.org. $40-$180. 

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