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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The Broadway smash-hit musical Wicked is taking over TCU Place for the next two weeks, and CTV Saskatoon got a sneak peak backstage, as crews worked to put the million-dollar set together for the show.

Nearly eight kilometers of cable is fed through a maze of a stage with enough power to supply about 12 homes. And it’s all for the dazzle of a Broadway blockbuster.

Erica Norgaard, the Wicked company manager, says the sets are massive, but necessary. “It takes us two and a half days to set up. We travel 13 trucks; we hire about 100 people locally to come help us set up this thing today. It’s huge, it’s a huge spectacle.”

The production consistently sells out across North America, and its reviews have been little short of perfect. Critics have said what makes the show so appealing is the modern story-line beneath its fairytale appearance.

“It’s about the green witch, Elphaba, the good witch Glinda, and how they meet and why she becomes the wicked witch of the west and it’s about their friendship. So it’s a really great story about friendship and judging people by the colour of their skin since she’s green,” says Norgaard.

{Via CTV Saskatoon}

The witches of Oz made their debut Wednesday night in Saskatoon, and tickets are being snapped up fast. If you haven’t been able to snag a seat, Hurry up for the best Wicked Saskatoon SK Canada Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked TCU Place Theatre Ticket Orders over $350!

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Monday, July 25th, 2011

The touring musical Wicked, now parked at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium until Aug. 7, is a high flier.

Whether it’s the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West levitating on her broomstick or Glinda the Good’s perky descent from the sky on a bubble machine, this is a show that floats on theatre magic.

Right from the start, Eugene Lee’s set grabs audience attention with some pretty jaw-dropping mechanical gizmos — a smoke-blowing dragon poised above the proscenium stage and a backdrop of timed cogs, wheels and gears that open and close like spells in a book of enchantment.

But the heart of Gregory Maguire’s story, a precursor to Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, lies with two young women that meet at sorcery school.

Elphaba is an intelligent, magically talented witch that smarts at being treated like a pariah by her peers because she has green skin. Her leading rival is Galinda, later known as Glinda, a vain, cosmetically-perfect gal constantly surrounded by adoring sycophants.

They end up as constantly bickering, unenthusiastic roommates. But over time the duo forges an ironclad friendship that withstands the greatest crisis Oz must face.

Through their contrasting personalities director Joe Mantello (Assassins) puts society under a microscope. He examines our preference to embrace image over substance and take the easy road over performing hard, noble acts.

But it’s the dark, power-hungry undertones of the Wizard’s attempt to silence dissenters in the Land of Oz that resonates sharply with the corrupt politicking within our own modern world.

Ultimately the three-hour musical challenges idealism versus reality, life versus death and friendship versus politics as Elphaba develops a sympathy for the oppressed. And it definitely confronts the certainties of love when both women fall for the same man, Fiyero, a playboy prince.

Stephen Schwartz’s heavily thematic music and lyrics, resembling more a film score than a traditional musical, soars with a certain majesty and beautifully illustrates the characters’ many moods.

In this coming-of-age story, both women undergo major personal discoveries. The multi-faceted Anne Brummel as Elphaba is a belter, a vocal powerhouse that stomps around the stage in heart-churning numbers such as I’m Not That Girl and Defying Gravity.

Equally balanced against Brummel’s robust personality is Natalie Daradich’s Glinda, a singer with a crystal soprano voice that outdoes herself in Popular. She is also a gifted comedienne that imbues her ditsy character with squeaks and coos yet morphs throughout the show into one of Emerald City’s great leaders.

David Nathan Perlow as Fiyero, the pampered campus stud is loaded with roguish charm and Michelle London’s Nessarose adds a controlling shrewish subtext.

Jody Gelb’s Madame Morrible, the school’s self-serving headmistress, is appropriately evil and Martin Moran’s Dr. Dillamond, the talking goat-professor compassionately personifies the oppressed.

Kenneth Posner’s striking light design, Tony Meola’s complex sound design and Susan Hilferty’s elegant costumes also get a special nod for artistic expression.

Complete Review {Via St. Albert Gazette}

See Wicked at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium performing through Sunday, August 07. Buy Wicked Edmonton Alberta Canada Tickets, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

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Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Wicked is Touring Western Canada starting June 1st 2011, completes in Vancouver and Calgary, moving to Edmonton to start performances from July 20 through August 07, 2011.

Wicked Western Canada Tour moving to Edmonton

Wicked Western Canada Tour moving to Edmonton

Wicked tells the backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West and poses the question; are people born evil or are they victims of circumstance? Your answer might change after watching this incredible musical that blends beautiful costumes, catchy music and splendid acting and intricate details.

Catch the show as you follow along with the “wicked witch” Elphaba and the “white witch” Glinda and learn all of the dirty little secrets of the yellow brick road. With other colourful characters along the way, the audience is treated to a mischeviously delightful time. Audiences will be able to piece together pieces of the original Wizard of Oz while learning why the Tin Man doesn’t have a heart and why the lion is so scared. And don’t forget about the Scarecrow…

Wicked also spurs some laughs and the show is coming hot off the news that its now the highest-grossing broadway musical in Canada — ever!

Wicked runs until August 07, 2011 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Buy Wicked Edmonton, Alberta Canada Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Wicked Western Canada Tour closes in Vancouver, BC Canada and moved to Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Wicked has begun performances at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium today June 29, 2011 and will close on Sunday July 17, 2011.

Wicked is a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. Wicked is set to make its Calgary premiere at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium starting June 29, 2011.

Wicked has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.

Wicked is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is part of a five city tour in Western Canada including dates in Vancouver (June 1 – 26, 2011), Calgary (June 29 – July 17, 2011), Edmonton (July 20 – August 7, 2011), Saskatoon (August 10 – 21, 2011) and Winnipeg (August 24 – September 4, 2011).

Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.

Wicked will be performing in Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium through Sunday July 17, 2011 before it moves to Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Buy Wicked Calgary Alberta Canada Tickets Online for better seats before they all go on sale. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

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Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Wicked Western Canada Tour starting June 1st, 2011 in Vancouver and moving to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Wicked, the blockbuster Broadway musical opens in Vancouver June 1 for a month-long run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

According to the Wizard of Oz, “the best way to bring people together is to give them a really good enemy.”

Wicked is the biggest-grossing Broadway musical of all time, and was subsequently declared “the defining musical of the decade” by the New York Times.

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, a girl who through no fault of her own was born green, and her friend Galinda, who is perfect and popular, and who later becomes Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Through their relationship, we take a journey that explores the nature of good and “wicked”, friendship and ultimately reaches Oz, where the well-meaning Elphaba is manipulated and used by the corrupt and power-hungry wizard.

Wicked will have performances from June 01 to June 26, 2011 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Act now and Buy Wicked Vancouver, BC Canada Tickets Online for better seats before they all go on sale. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked Ticket Orders over $350!

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Wicked will play at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta Canada from June 29, 2011 to July 17, 2011. Ticket are Sale Online. Ticket buyers are invited to special box office opening festivities on Saturday, April 2 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, from 7:00AM and 10:00AM. If you could not make it, Try getting the Wicked Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Tickets Online.

Wicked at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Performance Schedule:

Week 1 performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm
Sunday evening at 7:30pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 2pm matinees

Weeks 2 and 3 performances:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm
Sunday evening at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm matinees.

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 best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. WICKED is set to make its Calgary premiere starting June 29.

It is likely that the Calgary engagement of Wicked will sell out in record time. Patrons are urged to purchase their Wicked Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Tickets early.

Wicked is Touring Western Canada starting June 1st, 2011 in Vancouver and moving to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg.

Wicked be will performing at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta Canada for a limited 3 weeks, from June 29 to July 17, 2011. Buy Wicked Calgary, Alberta Canada Tickets – Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Ticket Orders over $350!

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Monday, October 11th, 2010

Wicked is set to make its Calgary premiere at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium starting June 29, 2011.

Wicked is a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 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, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Wicked will begin performances on Wednesday June 29, 2011 and conclude Sunday July 17, 2011. Tickets for Wicked vary in range depending on performance, seat location and date of purchase and start at $35.00.

Wicked is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is part of a five city tour in Western Canada including dates in Vancouver (June 1 – 26, 2011), Edmonton (July 20 – August 7, 2011), Saskatoon (August 10 – 21, 2011) and Winnipeg (August 24 – September 4, 2011).

Purchase Wicked Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Tickets online.

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Monday, October 11th, 2010

A new Broadway blockbuster musical will make its Winnipeg premiere at the Centennial Concert Hall on August 24, 2011.

“Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of Oz and based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald green skin — is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Wicked has received rave reviews by Variety and The New York Times and continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of the musical touring the globe, including a Dutch-language production to launch in 2011.

Wicked musical will conclude at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall on September 4, 2011.

Wicked is Touring Western Canada starting June 1st, 2011 in Vancouver and moving to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg.

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