Acceptance. If there's one thing we can all learn from the renowned Broadway musical Wicked, it's to be more accepting of one another — no matter what color, creed, race and sexual orientation one carries or how one looks and falls on the popularity scales. That being said, there's plenty of reason to join some of the show's touring cast (performing in Wicked through March 31 at Ovens Auditorium) who will be stepping out of their Oz roles for Wicked After Dark, an evening of song and dance that's completely non-Emerald City related. The special performance is part of a series that the company does in support of charitable causes — all proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and RAIN, Inc. (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network). It includes a reception with the cast and a live silent auction, featuring items like tickets, a ride in Glinda's stage bubble, a walk-on role in a performance and watching green makeup be applied to the actress who tackles the role of Elphaba.