Broadway's biggest blockbuster, WICKED, will return to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre February 20 – March 10, 2013. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Tickets start at $47.50 and can be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America – Orlando Box Office, Amway Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Online purchases can be made at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. To charge-by-phone call 1-800-982-2787. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 407-704-6116.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed…).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Called "a cultural phenomenon" by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours.
WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® nominee Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show's musical director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway Theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1000 Broadway performances and distributed over $1 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.
WICKED Performance Schedule:
Wednesday, February 20 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.