Smith Center Announces WICKED Lottery Policy
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from August 29 – October 7. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the The Smith Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney's Enchanted, Academy Award® winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical 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…). WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, 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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® winner Kenneth Posner (Tony® Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show's music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
WICKED has "cast quite a spell" (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.
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 Tours.
WICKED begins performances on August 29 and runs through October 7 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Ticket prices begin at $36. Good seats are still available with best selection in Tuesday and Wednesday performances as well as the Thursday, August 30th 2 p.m. matinee. Performances for WICKED the week of August 29 will be Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, August, 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Performances for WICKED September 4-Octobter 7 will be Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com or call the Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000.