I recently saw Wicked on its US Tour because my mom wanted to see it. While I thought it was spectacular--the costumes especially--it certainly was not Les Mis. It's hard for me to explain, especially because I did enjoy the show a lot, but it was missing something. Perhaps I felt this way because I can't help but compare it to Les Mis, which, in its essentially all-encompassing scope, pretty much dwarfs the whole love and friendship sort of thing. Some previous posters nailed it--it isn't deep and it seems a bit bland. This within itself is a bit disappointing--with its adoring fanbase, legendary original cast, and catchy tunes, I was wanting to be blown away, which just didn't happen. I will say that on the whole, it was worth it and a great evening. I had been wanting to see the show, and now I have. But there's no comparison between the two--Les Misérables represents so much beyond its numerous plotlines, and the music and the musical really manage to convey the human spirit.