MANILA, July 13, 2016 — WICKED, the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail, UK) is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns on February 2, 2017. The incredible original production, which is coming direct from a multi record- breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, flies into The Theatre at Solaire for a special limited engagement as part of a major international tour. Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders can purchase tickets first with 10% discount in the Visa Entertainment Presale from 25 July to 25 August. Tickets are available at ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets.
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“A gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes” (The Huffington Post), Wicked is one of the world’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time. WICKED first premiered in Manila at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2014, opening to rave reviews. The show had a successful seven-week run, attracting sell-out audiences.
The “gravity-defying hit” (Time Out London) and “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) has already enchanted 50 million theatregoers of all ages across the world, and won over 100 awards including 3 Tony® Awards on Broadway, 2 Olivier Awards in London, 6 Helpmann Awards in Australia and a Grammy® Award. Wicked has been hailed as “a phenomenon that keeps growing” (Los Angeles Times) and “the biggest thing in musicals since The Phantom of the Opera first opened” (The Times, UK).
Set in a spectacular and colourful fantasy world of wizards, witches, magic and spells, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Filled with wonder and enchantments, this magical stage musical follows their extraordinary journey from sorcery students to becoming the iconic Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.
WICKED is guaranteed to leave theatre-goers both young and old captivated with a story that tugs at the heartstrings, and a phenomenal musical score that features the hit songs ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘Popular’ and ‘For Good’ amongst a host of memorable numbers.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award–‐winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony® Award–‐winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two–‐time Tony® Award–‐winner Joe Mantello.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK/International Tour) Michael McCabe. The Manila engagement is presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila.
“Prepare for a riot of colour, drama, magic and fun in this spellbinding show.” -OfficialLondonTheatre.com
“A breathtaking success story of a magnitude that North America has not witnessed since the peak years of The Phantom of the Opera”
“Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense.”
-Time Out London
“An entertainment guaranteed to delight, amaze, thrill, dazzle and touch the hearts of theatregoers of all ages.” -Toronto Star
Season: Opens 2 February, 2017
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire
Cast: International Cast
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday – Friday: 8pm Saturday/Sunday – 2pm & 8pm
Emerald Php 7,000
A Reserve Php 5,800
B Reserve Php 4,500
C Reserve Php, 3,350
D ReservePhp 1,750
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