WICKED to fly into Perth this December

WICKED Courtney Monsma and Sheridan Adams photo by Jeff BusbyRejoicify! The producers of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED have announced that the musical phenomenon will fly into Crown Theatre Perth in December for the final stop on its Australian tour.

“Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster” (NY Times) is currently playing to ecstatic full houses at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, captivating critics and audiences alike, receiving five-star reviews and jubilant praise on social media.

Recently celebrating 20 years since its premiere on Broadway, WICKED remains one of the most successful and popular musicals in the world. Over 65 million people worldwide have seen this spectacular phenomenon, and WICKED has become the 4th longest running show in Broadway history.

Winner of over 100 major awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards® and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED is “A complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think” (USA Today).

“I’m thrilled we’re able to bring WICKED to Perth’s wonderful Crown Theatre,” said WICKED Australia Co-producer John Frost. “WICKED is one of the most lavish musical productions to have ever played in Australia, the full Broadway experience. With the lavish sets and opulent costumes, it’s a feast for the eye and the ear.”

“If you have never seen WICKED, come and see it for the first time and be spellbound. If you have seen it before, I know you’ll want to come back and be enthralled all over again.”

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.”

The musical has played in 16 countries around the world including Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and has been translated into six languages.

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.

Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED in Perth this year. Waitlist now to be first in line to buy tickets at www.wickedthemusical.com.au

WICKED continues at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre until 25 August, before heading to the Lyric Theatre – QPAC, Brisbane: 12 September – 17 November 2024. For more information, visit: www.wickedthemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Courtney Monsma as Glinda and Sheridan Adams as Elphaba in WICKED – photo by Jeff Busby