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Opening tonight at the Regent Theatre, Wicked is one of the most successful musicals from Broadway.
Director Doug Kamo was confident his all-local cast would do justice to a musical that was the second highest grossing show in Broadway history.
''It's a very tough, very technical show so they have had a very hard few days, but our run last night was just superb, so we're in a good place.''
Wicked, set in the land of Oz before and after the arrival of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, centres on the relationship between two of Oz's witches, Elphaba (Anna Langford) and Glinda (Kelly Hocking).
About 180 people had auditioned for 32 roles.
''There are so many talented people here. It's an exciting time for musical theatre in Dunedin.''