WICKED Fans! Shiz University Applications for Enrollment are Now Open

Join Shiz University as applications open and the cinematic journey of Wicked begins

Excitement is in the air at Shiz University! Applications are now open for the Fall semester, inviting students worldwide to become a part of the prestigious academic community depicted in the upcoming cinematic event, Wicked. This announcement was accompanied by a special invitation from Madame Morrible herself, beckoning prospective students to join the ranks of future leaders and innovators in the fantastical Land of Oz.

A New Academic Year at Shiz University

After captivating audiences for over two decades as one of the most beloved musicals on stage, Wicked is set to make its spectacular debut in theaters this holiday season. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights), this generation-defining film adaptation stars Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. The film explores their profound yet complicated friendship, which blossoms at Shiz University before diverging down paths that will see them fulfill their iconic destinies in Oz.

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The film not only features stellar performances by its leads but also includes a dynamic supporting cast. Michelle Yeoh shines as the regal headmistress Madame Morrible, with Jonathan Bailey as the carefree prince Fiyero, and Ethan Slater as the altruistic Munchkin student, Boq. Additionally, the legendary Jeff Goldblum lends his charm to the role of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with new and returning characters enriching the narrative tapestry of the film.

The Story Behind the Magic

Wicked tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, delving into the complexities of their characters and the societal forces at play in their transformative journey. The narrative reveals how Elphaba’s resolve to stay true to herself and those around her leads to surprising consequences, while Glinda’s pursuit of popularity sees her grappling with power and identity. Their time at Shiz University sets the stage for these life-altering experiences, making it a place of significant intrigue and allure in the story.

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With Jon M. Chu at the helm, Wicked is envisioned as the first chapter of a two-part cultural celebration, with Wicked Part Two slated for release in November 2025. The project is backed by producers Marc Platt and David Stone, who previously collaborated on the original stage production, ensuring the film remains true to the spirit of the beloved musical while introducing it to a new generation.

An Invitation to Experience Wicked

As we approach the film’s premiere on November 27, 2024, fans and newcomers alike are encouraged to explore the rich world of Wicked. For those looking to dive deeper, visiting the official Shiz University website provides an immersive experience, complete with details on how to apply and become part of this magical community.

With the opening of applications to Shiz University and the impending release of Wicked, this year promises to be an exciting time for fans of the franchise and newcomers to the magical world of Oz. Whether you’re a prospective student or a cinema-goer, the allure of Wicked and its depiction of Shiz University offers a unique opportunity to engage with a timeless story reimagined for a new era.

About Wicked


Release Date: November 27, 2024
Director: Jon M. Chu
Written by: Winnie Holzman
Based on the musical Wicked, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, from the novel by Gregory Maguire
Producers: Marc Platt, David Stone 
Executive Producers: David Nicksay, Stephen Schwartz, Jared LeBoff
Genre: Musical Event
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode, Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Keala Settle and Peter Dinklage

After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this holiday season.

Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Elphaba, a young woman, misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman, gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart.

Are you planning to apply to Shiz University, or are you most excited about the film’s release? How do you think the university experience of Elphaba and Glinda will translate to the big screen? Share your thoughts and join the discussion as we count down to the global premiere of Wicked on Discord.

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Kevin Fenix

Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.