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Jeanna de Waal to Join WICKED's Second National Tour as Glinda, 6/27


The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Jeanna de Waal as Glinda on Wednesday, June 27 in E. Lansing, MI.

De Waal most recently finished playing the role of Chris Hargensen in the 2012 revival of Carrie. Previous credits: American Idiot (Broadway), We Will Rock You (West End), The Rocky Horror Show (The Old Globe, San Diego). Workshops: Carrie (MCC Theater),The Boys in the Photograph (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton), Tina Girl Star (Sam Buntrock).

De Waal joins a cast that includes Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.

The company also features Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond), Billy Harrigan Tighe (Fiyero), Michael Wartella (Boq) and Stephanie Torns (Standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Jane Brockman, Bridie Carroll, Michael Drolet, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Jillian Kates, Becca Kloha, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Dashi’ Mitchell, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Wayne Schroder and Justin Wirick.

WICKED is currently playing at the Schuster Center in Dayton, OH through June 24. Tickets are available for purchase online through Ticket Center Stage at www.ticketcenterstage.com, by phone at (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or in person at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.

De Waal joins WICKED in conjunction with the tour’s opening in E. Lansing, MI. WICKED will play June 27-July 8 at the Wharton Center. Tickets are available online at www.whartoncenter.com, the Auto-Owners Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON (1-800-942-7866).

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.

WICKED features set design by Tony Award winning 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 nominee 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.

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

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