Congratulations Jemma Rix! After receiving her first Helpmann Awards nomination for playing the misunderstood green girl in Wicked, Jemma has just received a second nod for playing a fiendishly mean green woman in Wizard of Oz.
Fellow Ozians: Join us in our celebrationing! This weekend Wicked celebrated its 13th Birthday on Broadway and remains one of the most Popular musicals of all time, continuing to play to sold out audiences.
The Land of Oz couldn’t handle all the witch power, as Elphies past and present joined forces for the ultimate reunion. Jackie Burns, Caroline Bowman, Idina Menzel, Teal Wicks, Jennifer DiNoia and Marcie Dodd make the most swankified squad!
Wicked favourites Helen Dallimore, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison and Jemma Rix will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on 15 & 16 June in the world premiere concert, Witches. The talented ladies will reunite at the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall to perform Popular and For Good, Let it Go and Love is an Open Door, and other songs from stage and screen including The Witches of Eastwick, Jekyll & Hyde & Love Never Dies.
When the concept of Witches was put to them, each of the four ladies were quick to sign on. Jemma Rix says: “To share the stage with these really talented and beautiful women is going to be really special.” With Wicked musical director Kellie Dickerson at the helm, and Lucy Durack’s husband Christopher Horsey providing the choreography, the concert events are sure to feel like a family reunion.
Returning from the West End, Australian theatre performer Ben Lewis will join the ladies on stage. Lewis is best known for his critically-acclaimed portrayal of the Phantom in Love Never Dies. “I think he’s got an amazing talent and a wonderful voice, so it’s going to be great to have his involvement”, says Amanda Harrison.
The former Elphabas and Glindas promise a magical experience. “It’s a triple dream come true!,” says Lucy Durack. “Performing our brand new show with my dear friends, who just happen to be fellow Witches, as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House…Somebody pinch me! I’m so excited!”
Dates: Friday 15 July 8pm and Saturday 16 July 2pm
Bookings: www.sydneysymphony.com or phone (02) 8215 4600
WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Suzie Mathers, who was a member of the original Australian cast, is to star as Glinda alongside celebrated West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker as Elphaba in the London production from Monday 5 September 2016.
After performing the role of Glinda internationally, Suzie is delighted to be back in the bubble and to be making her West End debut in Wicked’s 10th anniversary year in London. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Suzie received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Her theatre credits include ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella (Cambridge Arts Theatre, UK), ‘Glinda’ in Wicked (Australian and Asian tours), ‘Sophie’ in Mamma Mia! The Musical (Australian tour), ‘Edith Faulkner’ in The Good Fight (New York Music Theatre Festival, NYC) ‘Winnie Tate’ in Annie Get Your Gun (His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth). Suzie is also an active mentor to up-and-coming artists and is the proud patron of the Western Australian Young Voices (WAYV).
Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said: “We very much look forward to welcoming Suzie Mathers to the London company of Wicked in September alongside the incredible Rachel Tucker, who returns to the West End production following her triumphant engagement as Elphaba on Broadway. Suzie was a member of the original Australian cast of Wicked and went on to play Glinda to great acclaim in Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines and on the most recent Australian tour. We are all delighted that these two superbly talented actors will join us in London to lead an amazing new cast through the 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year”.
Suzie Mathers and Rachel Tucker will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. They will be joined by Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. Alice Fearn will be Standby for Elphaba and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for Glinda.
The production, acclaimed as “pure magic” (Time Out London), is currently booking until Saturday 29 April 2017. Please note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only.
Current London cast members Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) will all play their final performances on Saturday 3 September 2016.
Follow Suzie Mathers on Twitter and Instagram @suziemathers
Don’t miss your chance to see “the defining musical of the decade” (The New York Times) – WICKED is closing in Australia on Sunday!
After a trulythrillifying tour of sell-out shows, WICKED has performed more than 255 playing weeks in over 13 cities, playing to more than 2.8 million patrons throughout Australia and Asia.It has received rave reviews from critics, calling it “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster (The New York Times) and “an eye-poppingly lavish show” (Sunday Express).
WICKED will close in Perth on Sunday 28 June. Book your tickets now and prepare to be spellbound for the very last time!
The WICKED legs have now moved from Westfield Carousel to Karrinyup Shopping Centre and will remain there until 28 June. You can find them at the Main Entrance near Woolworths.
Our swankified costume exhibition including a number of costumes will remain at Westfield Carousel until 28 June. If you haven’t seen the exhibition already, don’t miss your chance to see these amazing costumes up close and personal. WICKED is a visual masterpiece with more than 350 costumes, 80 hats and 75 wigs created to transform the cast into the citizens of Oz. From angry mobsters to school students, goats to monkeys and princess gowns to witches wardrobes, Susan Hilferty’s costumes are all truly exquisite.
Suzie Mathers as Glinda and Steve Danielsen as Fiyero went to the Starlight Express Room at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth.
As guests of Captain Starlight, Suzie and Steve were very excited to spend time with the kids. The children created drawings of Elphaba and were galindafied by Glinda the Good herself!
Everyone had the wickedest day, Suzie and Steve were thrillified to meet the lovely children in the Starlight Express Room at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Check out our Facebook album to see what they got up to!
Currently performing at The Crown Theatre, Perth, we are offering lucky fans the chance to buy a limited number of special priced tickets through a WICKED Lottery commencing at the evening performance on Wednesday 13 May 2015.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to buy great priced tickets to their favourite musical,” says WICKED’s Australian co-Producer John Frost. “They may be visitors from interstate or overseas and in Perth for just a day or two, and haven’t booked ahead. Tourists are always among the Lottery entries at the Crown box office.
“Students and young people love the idea of the Lottery. On impulse they turn up at the box office hoping to buy seats for a performance and find there’s the chance of getting great seats at a great price.”
HOW THE WICKED LOTTERY WORKS
- Commencing from the evening performance on Wednesday 13 May 2015, a limited number of $35 tickets will be available for each performance from the Crown Theatre Box Office
- Limit of two tickets per person, cash only
- From 2 hours prior to each performance, names will be collected
- 90 minutes prior to each performance names will be drawn
- Winners must be present (with valid photo ID) when their names are called, or they forfeit their tickets
- Please note: The ballot tickets are not to be onsold to a third party
WICKED is a visual masterpiece with more than 350 costumes, 80 hats and 75 wigs created to transform the cast into the citizens of Oz. From angry mobsters to school students, goats to monkeys and princess gowns to witches wardrobes, Susan Hilferty’s costumes are all truly exquisite. Now, Perth has the chance to see them up close and personal.
Until the 29 May this swankified costume exhibition is on display at Perth Airport before heading to Westfield Carousel until 25 June.
Elphaba and Glinda defied gravity as they flew into Perth yesterday ahead of their first performance at the Crown Theatre this Sunday. Arriving by helicopter at Kings Park, they were greeted by spellbound students from Rosalie Primary School.
With WICKED arriving in just a matter of weeks, Perth has caught WICKED fever!
Perth will play host to the famous WICKED legs. Can you find them in the CBD from 18 to 24 April? Take a photo of the legs and post to Instagram using #wickedinoz for your chance to win some thrillifying prizes.
If you are visiting Perth Airport between 1 and 29 May, be sure to visit our swankified costume exhibition. WICKED is a visual masterpiece with more than 350 costumes, 80 hats and 75 wigs created to transform the cast into the citizens of Oz. From angry mobsters to school students, goats to monkeys and princess gowns to witches wardrobes, Susan Hilferty’s costumes are all truly exquisite. Now, Perth has the chance to see them up close and personal.
Stay tuned to the WICKED Facebook page for more information on upcoming WICKED events in Perth.
FANCY BAKING THIS WEEKEND?
Why not discoverate your WICKED kitchen skills and bake WICKED witch hat cupcakes! These cupcakes are deliciously swankified with orange frosting and licorice pieces!
Are you a Wizomaniac in the kitchen? You can find a recipe below to get started or make up your own creation!
Be sure to send us photos of your WICKED cupcakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! @wickedinoz
WICKED WITCH HAT CUPCAKES
LEVEL : EASY SERVES 12
- 1/2 cups (375 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 ml) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
- 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) cocoa
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 cup (250 ml) milk
- 12 store-bought mini cones
- Melted chocolate
- Pieces of green licorice
- Pieces of black licorice
- With the rack in middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line a 12 cavity muffin tray with paper liners.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa. Add the oil, eggs, vanilla and beat with an electric mixer at high speed or until mixture is smooth. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Scoop the batter into the molds.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cake comes out clean. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Witch Hats Preparation
- With a pastry brush, generously cover the outside of the mini cones with the melted chocolate. Place the cones (open side down) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
- On another baking sheet, with a teaspoon, form 5-cm (2-inch) in diameter discs with melted chocolate. Place a cone (open side down) in the centre of each disc. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Top the chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting. Garnish each cupcake with a witch hat. Wrap a green licorice around the hat to form a cord. Attach pieces of black licorice to the hat’s cords.
SOURCE : http://www.ricardocuisine.com