“Thrillifying news!” Producers of the Manila staging of Broadway musical phenomenon Wicked—Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Concertus Manila, Radio High, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines—in conjunction with Wicket Worldwide, have announced a benefit showing on January 31 at 1:30 p.m. for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
In addition to this matinee show, there will also be a spellbinding auction of production props and memorabilia after curtain call, which is geared to raise more funds for the Visayas.
Dubbed “AWicked Experience,” ticket holders to the benefit show will be entitled to a walk on role during the opening and closing scenes since a cast member—with makeup and costume—will also be auctioned off.
The cast will also make an appearance in the lobby post show for bucket collections.
As soon as the members of Wicked heard about the calamity in the Visayas, they all sent words of sympathy and encouragement. “You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We’re sending you all our love and strength”, said the two leading ladies Jemma Rix and Suzie Mathers.
Jay Laga’aia who plays the Wizard said, “I would like to add my voice to the many who are wishing you a speedy recovery, not only of the country but also of your spirit.”
Wicked runs from January 22, 2014 to February 23, 2014 at the CCP Main Theater.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the Broadway hit has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
Tickets are available at TicketWorld, call 891-9999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com.ph.