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Wicked the musical flying West to Crown Perth in December to end national tour

Zach MargoliusPerthNow
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In a coup for local theatre fans, the Wicked Witch of the West will be officially flying to the West Coast when one of the most popular musicals of all time lands in Perth this December.
Camera IconIn a coup for local theatre fans, the Wicked Witch of the West will be officially flying to the West Coast when one of the most popular musicals of all time lands in Perth this December. Credit: Jeff Busby/Supplied

In a coup for local theatre fans, the Wicked Witch of the West will be officially flying West when one of the most popular musicals of all time lands in Perth this December.

Wicked the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, has already descended on Melbourne’s Regent Theatre and will grace Brisbane’s stage before clinking its heels for the last time nationally at Crown Perth.

Captivating more than 65 million fans on the yellow brick road to celebrating 20 years since its Broadway debut, producers have encouraged locals to join the waitlist ahead of ticket sales in July.

Wicked the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, has already descended on Melbourne’s Regent Theatre and will grace Brisbane’s stage before clinking its heels for the last time nationally at Crown Perth.
Camera IconWicked the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, has already descended on Melbourne’s Regent Theatre and will grace Brisbane’s stage before clinking its heels for the last time nationally at Crown Perth. Credit: Jeff Busby/Supplied

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Sheridan Adams in Wicked.
Camera IconSheridan Adams in Wicked. Credit: Jeff Busby/Supplied

With more than 100 major awards under its belt, including three Tonys and a Grammy, Wicked Australia Co-producer John Frost promised a sensory feast for Aussie audiences.

“I’m thrilled we’re able to bring Wicked to Perth’s wonderful Crown Theatre,” he said.

“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.”

Blessed by the musical composition of Stephen Schwartz, the masterful direction of Joe Mantello, and the book-writing brilliance of adaptive author Winnie Holzman, Broadway’s greatest storytellers have combined to deliver audiences a truly magical experience.

Based loosely on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, the fabled narrative pre-dates Dorothy’s adventure through Oz, and instead chronicles the rivalled destinies of one “good” witch and one “wicked” witch.

Sheridan Adams and Courtney Monsma in Wicked. Jeff Busby
Camera IconSheridan Adams and Courtney Monsma in Wicked. Jeff Busby Credit: Jeff Busby/Supplied
Courtney Monsma, Sheridan Adams and Ensemble in Wicked. Jeff Busby
Camera IconCourtney Monsma, Sheridan Adams and Ensemble in Wicked. Jeff Busby Credit: Jeff Busby/Supplied

While the whimsical story has been told on our shores several times before, Frost hinted the blockbuster’s everlasting charm would appeal to a new generation of fans.

“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.”

And it’s no mystery fans have chosen to return, with a raft of five-star reviews beckoning audiences to experience “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster,” as the NY Times put it.

Playing in 16 countries and translated into six languages, Perth fans are set to enjoy the latest crowd-pleasing iteration of Wicked when it hits Crown Theatre this summer.

Join the waitlist and be first in line for tickets when they go on sale in July at wickedthemusical.com.au.

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