BWW Review: WICKED Soars into Keller Auditorium Starring Sarah Anne Fernandez

“WICKED is also a difficult musical to sing. The two women playing the witches do most of the vocal work, and one of them has to hit that high F in “Defying Gravity.” The night I saw the show, that job fell to Sarah Anne Fernandez, who is the understudy for Elphaba. (Before you get nervous about that, remember that Sutton Foster was originally the understudy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a show for which she went on to win a Tony.) Fernandez is phenomenal — she can belt with the best of them, but also brings out the depth of Elphaba’s character.

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