After thrilling Sydney audiences since August, WICKED will end its season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 4 February. Sydneysiders have only four weeks left to experience “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster” before it flies off to Melbourne to commence performances at the Regent Theatre in March.
WICKED has been captivating Sydney for nearly six months, with ecstatic capacity audience reactions, five-star critic reviews and thrilling praise on social media.
“I’m delighted that Sydney has embraced WICKED. The reaction from audiences and critics alike has been overwhelming, and our Australian cast have been universally praised,” said WICKED Australia producer John Frost, on behalf of his co-producers.
“For 20 years, WICKED has cast its spell over audiences across the world, and it’s become one of the most beloved musicals ever, no more so than in Australia. Sydney, grab your tickets now as there are only four more weeks before we move to Melbourne.”
20 years since its premiere on Broadway, WICKED remains one of the most successful and popular musicals in the world, winning over 100 major awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards® and six Drama Desk Awards.
The stellar Australian cast is led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda, the bubbly popular girl who becomes Glinda the Good, and 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 Madame Morrible, Todd McKenney is the Wizard, 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.”
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 in Australia by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Due to huge demand, three Special Priced Previews have been announced for the Melbourne season of WICKED at the Regent Theatre from Sunday 3 March. Tickets for these special performances are now on pre-sale, with general public tickets on sale from Friday 12 January.
Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont (Sydney)
Season continues to 4 February 2024
Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
Season from 3 March 2024
For more information, visit: www.wickedthemusical.com.au for details.
Image: Courtney Monsma as Glinda and Sheridan Adams as Elphaba – photo by Sam D’Agostino | SDP Media