Wicked Set to Thrillify Manila Audiences Once More!


Wicked

MANILA, September 2016 –‐ WICKED, the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail, UK) is finally flying back into Manila this February 2017. The incredible original production, which is coming direct from a multi record–‐breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, will be playing at The Theatre at Solaire for a special limited engagement as part of a major international tour.

Tickets are now on public sale and are available at ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets.

“A truly magical night full of imagination and emotion that is not to be missed” (Whatsonstage.com, UK), Wicked is one of the world’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time. Wicked first premiered in Manila in 2014, opening to rave reviews. The show had a successful seven-week run, attracting sell–‐out audiences.

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Carly Anderson and Jacqueline Hughes; photo by Matt Crockett

Acclaimed as “a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz” (London Evening Standard), “a magical story of friendship, love and growing up” (OfficialLondonTheatre.com) and “pure magic” (Time Out London), Wicked is one of the world’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time.

The show is playing its 13th year on Broadway to packed houses, while at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s West End, Wicked celebrates its 10th anniversary later this month. Around the world, Wicked has been seen by over 50 million people in 14 countries, and is the recipient of more than 100 major awards, including 3 Tony® Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards on Broadway, 2 Olivier Awards and 9 WhatsOnStage Awards in London, 6 Helpmann Awards in Australia and a Grammy® Award.

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students – a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Jacqueline Hughes; photo by Matt Crocket

Wicked features 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 around the world 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.

Cast

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Jacqueline Hughes as Elphaba; Photo by Matt Crockett

Jacqueline Hughes 

Training: The Guilford School of Acting where she graduated with first class honours and the Musical Theatre Award 2007.
Theatre includes: ‘Katie Nanna’ and understudy ‘Winifred Banks’, ‘Mrs. Corry’ and ‘Bird Woman’ in Mary Poppins (UK tour); Standby for ‘Elphaba’ in the Original Wicked Tour; swing and understudy ‘Elphaba’ and ‘Madame Morrible’ Wicked (Apollo Victoria); ‘Fairy Godmother’ in Cinderella (Dumfries); lead vocalist in Mad about the Musicals (UK tour); ‘Doreen’ in The Steamie (UK tour); lead vocalist on the P&O Arcadia (Headliners Theatre Company).
Television includes: Blue Peter with Mary Poppins
Workshop includes: ‘Billie’ in From Here to Eternity
Recordings include: soloist in To Do. To Be.

Jacqueline is absolutely thrilled to be back with this incredible show, and so grateful to have the opportunity to be taking on this iconic role around the world! She would like to thank her wonderful husband Mark, amazing family, friends and agent Shane for all their love and never-ending support.

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Carly Anderson as Glinda; photo by Matt Crockett

Carly Anderson 

Training: The Dance School of Scotland and The Arts Educational Schools, London
Theatre includes: understudy ‘Betty Schaefer’ in Sunset Boulevard (English National Opera); ‘Kira/Clio’ in Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Gwen’ in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter and Hampstead Theatre); understudy ‘Cunegonde’ in Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); ‘Kate Monster/ Lucy the Slut’ in Avenue Q (Charlotte Theatre, Korea); understudy ‘Eliza Doolittle’ in My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); understudy ‘Nellie Forbush’ in South Pacific (UK tour and Barbican); understudy ‘Maria Von Trapp’ in The Sound of Music (UK No. 1 Tour)

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Carly Anderson; photo by Matt Crockett

Reviews

“ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICALS OF OUR TIME.” – Daily Mail, UK “PREPARE FOR A RIOT OF COLOUR, DRAMA, MAGIC AND FUN IN THIS SPELLBINDING SHOW.”

– OfficialLondonTheatre.com, UK “BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER.” – The New York Times, U.S.

“GUARANTEED TO DELIGHT, AMAZE, THRILL, DAZZLE AND TOUCH THE HEARTS OF THEATREGOERS OF ALL AGES.”
– Toronto Star, Canada

“WICKED WILL ENTRANCE EVERY GENERATION IN WONDER, WIT AND SUSPENSE.”
– Time Out London

Season Details

Season: Opens 2 February, 2017
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire
Cast: International Cast
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday – Friday: 8pm Saturday/Sunday: 2pm & 8pm
TICKET PRICE:
Emerald     P7000
AReserve   P5800
BReserve   P4500
C Reserve  P3350
D Reserve  P1750
*Ticket Prices are exclusive of TicketWorld fees and Ticket Protect

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