It is one of the most successful and longest running musicals in the West End.
Now the show Wicked has arrived at the Sunderland Empire as part of its two year UK tour.
It stars Ashleigh Gray as Elphaba - the 'wicked' witch, Sam Edwards as Fiyero and Emily Tierney as Glinda.
Ross Hutchinson went to find out more.
Jason Donovan will be heading to Newcastle when his musical show Priscilla Queen of the Desert goes to the Theatre Royal from February 3-15.
Joe McElderry spoke to Pam Royle and Ian Payne about his role in the new Coronation Street musical, _Street of Dreams. _
Joe McElderry has been at the launch of a new musical about the history of Coronation Street. The X-Factor _and Popstar to Operastar _winner from South Shields will appear alongside veterans of the soap, like Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch).
The show, Street of Dreams_, will come to Newcastle on tour later this year. Full coverage of the launch on the national ITV News site.