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 Brisbane yesterday ahead of their first performance at the Lyric Theatre this Thursday. Arriving by helicopter at Balmoral State High School, they were greeted by our wonderful Wizard as spellbound students gathered around for the special event.
Take a look at the photos from the event in the gallery below.
PLUS prepare to see Brisbane transformed into a very WICKED shade of green on Thursday 12 February. See Simon Gallaher, in his first appearance as the Wizard, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk as he plunges King Georges Square into Emerald City green. The Wheel of Brisbane, City Hall, Rydges Southbank, Treasury Casino, Kuripla Bridge, William Jolly Bridge, Story Bridge and QPAC will also be bathed in green light to celebrate our opening week in Brisbane.
Ozians are invited to join us at King Georges Square for the ‘greening’ to welcome the Wizard to Brisbane from 6pm on Thursday 12 February. See you there!
Photos by Margot Taylor
After a thrillifying season of cheers, applause and standing ovations, WICKED has said farewell to the Capitol Theatre, and begun its journey to Brisbane.
Last Friday Broadway’s number one show celebrated its final performance in Sydney, with the cast celebrating the occasion by joining the audience at the front of the Capitol Theatre after the show, to say their own personal farewell. We also said farewell to our wonderful Wizard Reg Livermore and also to the incomparable Lucy Durack as she departed for her next thrillifying role…as a mother! We look forward to welcoming Simon Gallaher as the Wizard and Suzie Mathers as Glinda for the Brisbane and Perth seasons.
Take a look at the photos of the night in the gallery below.
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||James Cole|
|Monday, 22 September 14||Edward Grey|
|Monday, 29 September 14||Lucy Durack|
|Monday, 6 October 14||Sophie Wright|
|Monday, 13 October 14||Chris Scalzo|
|Monday, 20 October 14||Danielle Cook|
|Monday, 27 October 14||Ryan Sheppard|
*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.
With just 2 weeks to go until WICKED opens in Melbourne, the Australian cast and crew of the most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show, have officially moved into the Regent Theatre.
Yesterday, our favourite Ozians were back in the studio, celebrating the first day of rehearsals for the Australian Tour of WICKED. The staging crew were also hard at work transforming the beautiful Regent Theatre stage into the spellbinding Land of Oz.
Take a look at our behind the scenes gallery below.
On Friday 31 January, WICKED Manila held a special matinee benefit performance, with all proceeds from the show going to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Before the show, cast members transported the lobby of the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo to the Emerald City, coming out in full green costume and inviting audience members to have a photo taken with them for a donation.
After the show an auction was held, hosted by the fabulous Tessa Prieto Valdez, where successful bidders won backstage tours, afternoon tea with the cast and an exclusive M.A.C pack. At the end of the show cast headed out to the foyers again, buckets in hand and collected money for the benefit!
A huge thanks to the cast, crew, musicians, CCP theatre, LunchBox Productions, Concertus & all the volunteers who helped out! We’ll let you know how much was raised in the coming weeks and what it will be put towards.
Take a look at the photos from the day in the gallery below!
Yesterday, shoppers at Manila’s Rustand Grand Mall were treated to a special peek behind the emerald curtain in a magical event brought together in partnership, by WICKED, its local Manila presenters and M.A.C.
Hosted by M.A.C and featuring Steve Danielsen, our very own Fiyero, as the Master of Ceremonies, this thrillifying occasion provided fans with the chance to witness the greenification process that sees the WICKED Wigs and Make-up department go through one pot of M.A.C green make-up per week.
See Elphaba standby, Ali Calder being greenified by WICKED Head of Wigs and Make-up, Kellie Ritchie, for yourself in the gallery below.
WICKED has flown into Manila and cast its spell, opening to a full house of standing ovations on 22 January.
Playing at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, WICKED will be weaving its magic across the Phillipines until 23 February, with costume displays at TriNorma and Alabang Town Center adding to what promises to be a wickedly wonderful season.
On 31 January WICKED will also be holding a benefit show and auction in Manila ‘For Good’. Featuring spell-binding items such as a signed page of Stephen Schwartz’s ‘Defying Gravity’ music sheets, the proceeds of the performance and auction will help raise funds for those affected by Tyhphoon Yolanda.
We look forward to seeing our Oz and NZ fans in Manila. More details at wickedthemusical.com.ph
After falling under its spell each night for the past two months, Auckland has bid a final farewell to international smash-hit musical, WICKED.
Since 17 September, thousands of New Zealanders have flocked to The Civic to see Broadway’s biggest blockbuster musical.
While playing in Auckland, the untold story of the witches of Oz was met with rave reviews from WICKED composer himself, Stephen Schwartz as well as such stars as Farscape’s Ben Browder, Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch and Robbie Jarvis, and the A-team’s Dwight Schultz.
On Sunday 24 November, as the final curtain fell, the cast and crew were met with a standing ovation of cheers and applause that echoed just how successful the premiere Auckland season of WICKED had been.
The celebrations didn’t only end in Auckland however, with thousands of Ozians joining us online and sharing their wonderful stories for the WICKED Day competition. Congratulations to our grand prize winner Janelle Clough from Brisbane and her daughter Lucy who earned a trip to the final performance of WICKED in Auckland.
Relive the magic of the Closing Night of WICKED in the gallery below.
At 7pm last night Auckland was transformed into New Zealand’s own emerald city, as Jay Laga’aia (The Wizard) and Mayor, Len Brown, jointly pushed the plunger to bathe Auckland Town Hall, the Aotea Centre and Aotea Square, and the Civic theatre in green light.
John Frost, Co-Producer of WICKED, said, “We are delighted to be adding a touch of green to New Zealand’s very own Emerald City. WICKED is like no other show that I have worked on before, the fan base for and support for this show worldwide is quite a phenomenon, and looking at the support we have received already in Auckland I think we are off to a great start here. We thank Auckland for such a warm welcome.”
After 19 record-breaking weeks in Seoul, WICKED had its final performance on Sunday 7 October.
WICKED became the first musical in Seoul to sell 150,000 tickets only 50 days into its season. Another record was broken just a few weeks later when WICKED sold 200,000 tickets in record time.
A special thanks must also go to the amazing audiences that filled the theatre night after night.
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