Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster WICKED flies into Perth

Rejoicify! The producers of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED today announced that the musical phenomenon will fly into Crown Theatre, Perth in December for the final stop on its Australian tour. Waitlist now to be first in line to buy tickets for the Perth season at Wickedthemusical.com.au when tickets go on sale in July.

Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster” (NY Times) is currently playing to ecstatic full houses at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, captivating critics and audiences alike, receiving five star reviews and jubilant praise on social media.

★★★★★ Masterful, stunning. A sparkling musical” – Time Out

★★★★★ A thrillifying theatrical experience” – Scenestr

★★★★★ Positively breathtaking” – Girl.com.au

“★★★★ The most extravagant production you’ll encounter in Melbourne theatres this year,

 and it’s a sight to behold.” – The Age

Ingenious and beautiful: WICKED dazzles” – Sydney Morning Herald

Exquisite comic timing, impressive, magical” – Australian Financial Review

 

 

Recently celebrating 20 years since its premiere on Broadway, WICKED remains one of the most successful and popular musicals in the world. Over 65 million people worldwide have seen this spectacular phenomenon, and WICKED has become the 4th longest running show in Broadway history.

Winner of over 100 major awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards® and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED is “A complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think” (USA Today).

WICKED Australia Co-producer John Frost said, “I’m thrilled we’re able to bring WICKED to Perth’s wonderful Crown Theatre. WICKED is one of the most lavish musical productions to have ever played in Australia, the full Broadway experience. With the lavish sets and opulent costumes, it’s a feast for the eye and the ear. If you have never seen WICKED, come and see it for the first time and be spellbound. If you have seen it before, I know you’ll want to come back and be enthralled all over again.”

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other young women meet in the land of Oz. One born with emerald-green skin is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. The other is bubbly, blonde, ambitious and exceptionally popular. They become rivals, then friends…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

The musical has played in 16 countries around the world including Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and has been translated into six languages.

A magical Broadway musical with BRAINS, HEART and COURAGE” – Time Magazine

A SPECTACULAR ENTERTAINMENT with deep emotions and a serious message” – The Tokyo

WICKED is splendiferous as ever! The show works because it explores the complexity of moral choices and the prices we have to pay for making them. It’s a reminder of how musicals can support complex stories when you have a book writer of the quality of Winnie Holzman, great songs by Stephen Schwartz and a rich, visually splendiferous production, as directed by Joe Mantello. And, of course, the green girl and the blonde girl, as they refer to each other, are everyperson figures. We’re all either one or the other.” – Chicago Tribune

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento with original direction by Joe Mantello. WICKED is produced in Australia by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED in Perth this year. Waitlist now to be first in line to buy tickets at Wickedthemusical.com.au


Season Details

Perth

Venue: Crown Theatre
Season: From December

Melbourne

Venue: Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Season: To 25 August

Brisbane

Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Season: 12 September – 17 November

WAITLIST NOW at Wickedthemusical.com.au

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