“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes …”
Shakespeare’s witch had in mind the avaricious ambitions of the eponymous Scotsman in Macbeth, but she also could have been thinking about the wickedly executed, and technically exquisite musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s haunting novel, which officially opened to a sold out audience at the Delaware Theatre Company this Saturday.
The production, with lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, was very much its own bubbling cauldron, briskly telling the familiar tale of a mysterious traveling carnival that entices the citizens of small-town Illinois, appealing to their darker impulses. “Something Wicked” dazzles with extraordinary special effects the likes of which have never visited the DTC’s Wilmington stage before, complimenting a robust, beautifully-costumed 17-person cast and 12-piece orchestra.
“Something” is the latest boffo offering of executive director Bud Martin who commented that the show “is probably the most artistically challenging show in the history of DTC.”
Open locks, whoever knocks … the DTC will open its doors for you – for tickets go to DelawareTheatre.org or call the box office at 302-594-1100.