WICKED announces new previews in Melbourne

Due to huge demand, three Special Priced Previews have been announced for the Melbourne season of WICKED at the Regent Theatre. “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster” (NY Times) will now begin with three previews on Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March, with all tickets $99 (transaction fees may apply).

Tickets for these special performances are on pre-sale from today, and on general public sale from Friday 12 January.

WICKED has been captivating Sydney for nearly six months, with ecstatic capacity audiences, five star critic reviews and thrilling praise on social media.

Ingenious and beautiful: WICKED dazzles” – Sydney Morning Herald
Exquisite comic timing, impressive, magical” – Australian Financial Review
Triumphant, a dazzling, spectacular production” – AustralianStage.com.au
Razzle-dazzle spectacle, uplifting girl-power” – Limelight
Absolutely incredible. Extraordinary” – Studio 10

Almost 20 years since its premiere on Broadway, WICKED remains one of the most successful and popular musicals in the world. 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).

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. WICKED has become the 4th longest running show in
Broadway history (surpassing CATS).

The novel Wicked by Gregory Maguire, published in 1995, has sold 5.5 million copies, with 5 million of
those sold since 2003 when the musical opened. Buoyed by the musical’s success, the novel has appeared on bestseller lists for close to two decades since its initial publication.

Producer John Frost for Crossroads Live on behalf of his co-producers:

We’re thrilled to be able to add extra previews for WICKED at this special low price. Tickets sales have been defying gravity in both Sydney and Melbourne, and with these previews there are more chances for Melbourne fans to enjoy the show. A proven blockbuster all around the world since it premiered, it has become one of the most loved musicals of all time. Get your tickets Melbourne, as they’re flying out the door.

The stellar Australian cast is led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda, the bubbly popular girl who becomes
“Glinda the Good”, and in her debut in a lead role, Melbourne-born Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the
girl born with emerald-green skin who grows up to become the “Wicked Witch of the West”.

Robyn Nevin plays the role of Madame Morrible, Liam Head plays Fiyero, Adam Murphy is Dr Dillamond, Shewit Belay plays Nessarose, Kurtis Papadinis is Boq, and Zoe Coppinger is the Elphaba Standby.

The talented group of performers comprising the WICKED Ensemble and Swings includes Christian Ambesi, Conor Bann-Murray, Brittany Carter, Olivia Castagna, Eli Cooper, Matt Cranleigh, Joseph Donovan, Sage Douglas, Bayley John Edmends, Todd Jacobsson, Rohan Khanna, Andrew Kroenert, Elisha Zion Lee, Jordan Malone, Emily Monsma, Matilda Moran, Jackson Reedman, Amelia Sanzo, Edward Smith, Ksenia Teliatnikova, Lucas Van Rhijn, Jessica Vellucci, Mietta White and Jun Woodfield.

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.”

Time Magazine:

If every musical had the brains, heart and courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.

“WICKED’s production values are exceptional. A POWERFUL PIECE OF THEATRE” – The Australian 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 by 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 Melbourne in March.

Season Details

Venue: Regent Theatre| Melbourne
Date: From 03 Mar 2024

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