Our swankified costume exhibition has flown from the harbour shores of Luna Park and landed in the heart of Sydney at the Sydney Tower Eye!
Take a trip to this iconic Sydney attraction to not only see Sydney from the sky, but also to see one of the Emerald City costumes in detail and learn more about Award-winning costume designer for theatre, opera and film, Susan Hilferty and her spectacular intricate designs for Wicked.
Whilst you are there you can also go into the draw to win two tickets to WICKED in Sydney. We also still have two beautiful costumes on display at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
Be sure to hurry, these exhibitions will take flight again on the 2nd December.
WICKED Australia Co-Producer John Frost today announced that WICKED the Musical will fly to Perth in May 2015 as part of its 10th Anniversary tour. The Perth season at the Crown Theatre, Burswood will follow the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane legs of the tour.
Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. This tour of “one of the most successful shows in Broadway history” (The New York Times) celebrates 10 years at the top of the Broadway box office.
“We are thrilled to bring WICKED back to Perth” said John Frost. “Perth audiences flocked to WICKED during the last season, and we’ve had hundreds of requests on social media to bring it back. WICKED is a musical phenomenon; it has been seen by over 40 million people worldwide and regularly grosses in excess of US$1.8 million each week on Broadway. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience”.
Andrew Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Crown Perth said, “WICKED was one of the most popular shows ever to run at Crown Theatre and so to welcome the production back is a real privilege and an opportunity for the people of Perth to either see the show again, or if they missed it first time round, to see the show in their home State. The biggest selling show on Broadway, WICKED is filled with intrigue, sabotage and fun – it’s a must see for any musical fan.”
Tickets are going on sale soon. Join the waitlist now to access our exclusive fan pre-sales.
As part of our WICKED Day celebrations we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Walk-On Role.
Create a WICKED themed video and secure the most votes from your fellow Ozians to become one of our six OZSOME finalists.
ONE grand prize winner will be selected by the WICKED creative team to join the WICKED Company for 2 days of rehearsals and fittings before stepping onto the stage for a WALK-ON ROLE at the 8pm performance in Sydney on Thursday 4 December 2014. Accommodation and flights from your nearest capital city are also included.
Each finalist will win 2 x tickets to see WICKED in Sydney and the first runner-up will also receive a BACKSTAGE TOUR!
Voting closes on Monday 24 November 2014 at 5pm AEST. The 6 individuals with the most votes at that time will be the finalists.
Ozians, it is time to start planning how you will spend the most thrillifying day of the year – WICKED Day.
On 30th October every year Ozians from around the world celebrate WICKED Day. The day we all come together to do something FOR GOOD and rejoicify for the friendships and fun our WICKED life has given us.
This year we have many special treats in store for Ozians in Australia and New Zealand. Here’s a little taste of what we have planned.
It’s WICKED Day tradition to do something FOR GOOD.
This year we will be turning blue for beyondblue (our official charity partner) and we’re calling on you to go blue too!
During WICKED Week we will be raising funds for beyondblue’s BIG BLUE BASH. Join us at WICKED in Sydney from 28 October to 2 November and donate to this worthy charity – there will be bucket collections after the show all week.
We’re also doing something FOR GOOD. We will be inviting beyondblue volunteers to join the festivating at a performance during the week.
And the WICKED cast are doing their bit too – they’re having their own BIG BLUE BASH to sample one another’s baking skills and raise funds for this very worth charity.
On WICKED Day, for one day only, we will be releasing a limited edition digitally signed cast photo made just for you! Return here on the day or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out how to get your personalised photo.
And finally, the Wizard has a surprise in store for you on WICKED Day. Something rare, something thrillifying and oh so very wonderful! Mark it in your calendar now so you don’t miss it. Come back to the website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out more. #WICKEDinOZ
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, Sydney has the chance to see them up close and personal.
Until the end of November we will have Glinda’s famous bubble dress and an elaborate emerald city outfit on display at Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, and until the end of October you can see a gorgeous female costume from the emerald city on display at Luna Park with some of the original sketches by costume designer Susan Hilferty.
Be sure to get down to these wonderful Sydney locations and get up close and personal with the Land of Oz!
WICKED has returned to Sydney and the audience can’t get enough of this spellbinding and critically acclaimed musical.
Currently performing at the Capitol Theatre, 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 Tuesday 7 October.
“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 Sydney for just a day or two, and haven’t booked ahead. Tourists are always among the Lottery entries at Capitol Theatre 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 Tuesday 7 October, a limited number of $35 tickets will be available for each performance from the Capitol Theatre Box Office
Limit of two tickets per person, cash only
From 2 hours 30 mins prior to each performance, names will be collected
Two hours 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
We couldn’t be happier to announce that due to ‘popular’ demand, the WICKED cast will continue to take over the official WickedinOz Instagram page throughout our Sydney season.
During the transfer from Melbourne to Sydney, members of the crew will also be sharing their unique perspective behind the scenes of Broadway’s number one show.
Take a look at the Instagram takeover schedule below, and head over to our Instagram page to follow your favourite WICKED cast and crew members behind the scenes.
WICKED TAKEOVER SCHEDULE*
Monday, 15 September 14
Monday, 22 September 14
Monday, 29 September 14
Monday, 6 October 14
Monday, 13 October 14
Monday, 20 October 14
Monday, 27 October 14
*Schedule is subject to change
After a thrillifying season of cheers, applause and standing ovations, WICKED has said farewell to the Regent Theatre, and begun its journey to Sydney.
Yesterday Broadway’s number one show celebrated its final performance in Melbourne, with the cast celebrating the occasion by joining the audience at the front of the Regent Theatre after the show, to say their own personal farewell.
Take a look at the photos of the night in the gallery below.
Australian musical theatre icon Reg Livermore AO was honoured with the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his outstanding performance as The Wizard of Oz in the smash hit musical WICKED.
WICKED, the most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will thrill Chadstone shoppers with 3 thrillifying experiences.
WICKED Exhibition – until 14 August
Witness an exclusive display of WICKED memorabilia direct from the show including costumes and photos from this stage spectacular. The exhibition will be held outside Lindt Chocolates and Zara on Lower Level 1 from 30 July – 14 August 2014.
M.A.C Greening – August 1, 12pm
WICKED & M.A.C Cosmetics bring you a demonstration on the art of stage makeup and WICKED’s award-winning looks. Visit the event space opposite the Myer Cosmetics Department on 1 August from 12pm and watch as WICKED’s head of makeup creates Elphaba’s famous green makeup on Ali Calder, of WICKED. Then, be inspired to create your own wickedly chic Elphaba look with a demonstration from M.A.C Cosmetics on stage from 1pm.
WICKED performance – 7 August
from 4.30 – 5.30pm
On Thursday 7 August from 4.30-5.30pm, come and meet the Citizens of Oz from WICKED. Join the Governor of Munchkinland, John O’Hara, as he hosts our WICKED event at Chadstone Shopping Centre! Elphaba standby Ali Calder will be performing The Wizard & I, and Glinda understudy, Justine Puy will perform POPULAR. Emily Cascarino (Nessarose) and Edward Grey (Boq) will also be taking part in a thrillifying Q&A session! The cast appearance will be held outside Lindt Chocolates and Zara on Lower Level 1.
The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre.
This year’s nominees in the 41 categories, come from a wide range of disciplines, reflecting and celebrating our diverse and rich theatrical Australian landscape.
Reg Livermore has been nominated for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his thrillifying role as The Wizard.
It’s time we did something to change the world…FOR GOOD!
In support of the World AIDS conference being hosted in Melbourne, we are giving you 5 ways to help us fundraise for this incredibly valuable cause.
WICKED is proud to support ‘AIDS 2014: Fund to end HIV’, a giving account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, in conjunction with the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014).
Our Five Ways in Five Days fundraising campaign gives you 5 amazing ways to donate to AIDS 2014 during the week of the World AIDS conference in Melbourne from 20 to 26 July.
1. TICKET DONATION: Buy a ticket to WICKED in Melbourne for performances from July 20-26 and you can add a donation from $5 to your ticket via Ticketmaster which will go straight to the fundraising cause.
2. BUCKET COLLECTIONS: For all performances from July 20 – 26 you will be able to make a donation via bucket collections taking place at the theatre at the conclusion of the show. Look for the volunteers collecting funds as you exit the theatre!
3. RAFFLE #1 – AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE STARS!: Buy a raffle ticket at the Regent Theatre for your chance to win a luxurious afternoon tea experience at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins with WICKED’s leading ladies, Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix. Tickets are on sale from one hour prior to the show from July 20 – 25.
4. RAFFLE #2 – WICKED VIP NIGHT OUT: Buy a raffle ticket at the Regent Theatre for your chance to win a VIP experience including two A reserve tickets to WICKED, a backstage tour and one nights Accommodation at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Tickets are on sale from one hour prior to the show from July 20 – 25.
5. LIMITED EDITION POSTER: Purchase a limited edition WICKED and 20th International AIDS Conference poster signed by the entire cast of WICKED from the theatre during the week of the conference.