WICKED Opens 5/28 at Sacramento Community Center Theater
WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater.
The company also features Nick Adams (Fiyero), Jenny Florkowski (Nessarose), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq), and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Standby for Elphaba), with Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Nikki Bohne, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Dominic Giudici, Brenda Jean Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Ryan Patrick Kelly, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Christopher Russo and Daniel Switzer.
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, winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy Award and 3 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.
Tickets for WICKED start at $38 and are available by calling (916) 557-1999 or at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento. Tickets are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com (convenience fees apply to online ticket purchases). There is an 8-ticket limit per person. Ticket availability for many performances is extremely limited, and this 3-week engagement will sell out. Weeknight performances currently have the best availability.
Performances of WICKED at the Community Center Theater are May 28 - June 15 on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There are two Sunday evening performances, on June 1 and June 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
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 has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. WICKED currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 40 million across the globe. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus