Norris series finale to be musical theater lecture on ‘Creation of Wicked’

The Norris Cultural Arts Center concludes its spring season of “Wednesdays @ One” events on May 5 at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles, when theater historian Charles Troy presents “The Creation of Wicked.”

Seating is limited and socially distanced for the free program, which begins at 1 p.m. Visit for a link to online registration.

One of the most popular Broadway musicals of the 21st century plays off one of the most popular Hollywood films of the 20th century. Inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked” presents the story of two female protagonists in a production that has struck a responsive chord with theatergoers everywhere.

Charles Troy returns to “Wednesdays @ One” after presenting “The Creation of My Fair Lady” in the series’ inaugural season. His unique presentations employ a blend of recorded songs, projected lyrics, original graphics, vintage photos, historic video and an extensively researched scripted narrative to dramatize the stories behind the great creations of the American musical theater.

The Baker Community Center is at 101 S. Second St. (Route 31) in St. Charles.