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WICKED Musical currently playing on tour in Toronto, ON (till July 21) and moves to Denver, CO (from July 24)

Wicked musical is coming to Seattle WA October 10 to November 17. The popular musical about two very different witches posits them as college roommates before they turn into Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked Paramount Theatre Schedule:
Tuesday to Thursday – 7:30 PM
Friday – 8:00 PM
Saturday – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
No show on Thursday Oct 18.
Additional 2:00 PM show on Thursday, Nov 15

The national tour is bringing a locally-reared ensemble member, Sarah Schenkkan, who also is understudying the role of Glinda and says, in an interview with CultureMob, that she’s gone on as Glinda, now, about a dozen times. Read the interview by Miryam Gordon at CultureMob.

Before we delve into Sarah’s history, you can keep an eye out for her in the ensemble by her costumes. “I have pointy hair in the mob (scene) – my head looks like a triangle, I carry a big green umbrella in Emerald City and I wear a pink beret in the Shiz University scenes,” Sarah reports. Of course, if she gets to go on as Glinda, you won’t have to wonder if you can catch sight of her!

We started off talking about when Sarah moved to Seattle. “I moved to Seattle when I was six. My dad (the acclaimed playwright Robert Schenkkan) was doing The Kentucky Cycle here at the Intiman and that’s why we moved here. I did my first play in elementary school – a play my mom (actress and voice-over artist Mary Anne Dorward) adapted. It was The Little Cloud. I wore a cardboard cloud over my dress and had the best time. I was so excited.”

Sarah was hooked, but that didn’t mean that she was secure in whether she’d be good enough to compete in this very intense business. “I never really knew for sure that I was good enough to do this. I knew I loved it and wanted to do it. That’s where I felt like my heart was invested in and passionate, but I was aware of the business and it was a tough life.

“I did some shows at Broadway Bound and I give Jimmy Nixon (founder) a lot credit for helping believe I had talent and something special. Really encouraging me to think this was something I could do.

“I studied voice in high school with Anne Evans. She taught a lot of local kids. I played soccer my whole life and basketball (but didn’t take many dance classes). I got involved in shows at Roosevelt High School with (drama teacher extraordinaire) Reuben Van Kampen.”

Sarah is following a special trend our fair city is seeing with locally-reared theater talents going to New York and finding their way back here in national touring companies. Ryah Nixon, Jimmy Nixon’s daughter, with ties to Village Theatre and the 5th Avenue (recently starring in Rent) recently participated in the tour of 9 to 5.

“Ryah was a classmate, a bit older, but she was a person that people knew was going to be on Broadway, “ Sarah says. “And she’s doing that. And she always seemed so confident about where she was going.”

Read the complete interview {Via CultureMob}

Wicked musical performances at Paramount Theatre will continue through Saturday November 17, 2012. Buy Wicked Seattle WA Tickets Online at discounted prices, Get $10 OFF on Orders of $350 or more by using code AFF$10.

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