‘Wicked’ returns to Manila

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‘Wicked’ tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba

‘Wicked’ tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba

Wicked, the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences all over again when it returns on February 2, 2017.

The incredible original production, which is coming direct from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, will take the stage of The Theatre at Solaire for a special limited engagement.

The exciting news was relayed to The Manila Times in an email from Concertus Manila’s executive producer Bambi Verso, who fondly remembers the success of Wicked at the CCP in 2013. The show had a successful seven-week run, attracting sell-out audiences.

Verso also said in the email that a pre-sale of tickets will be underway via Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardhold-ers from July 25 to August 25 with promotional discounts. Ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets will also start sales as well.

“A gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes” (The Huffington Post), Wicked is one of the world’s most cel-ebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time.

The “gravity-defying hit” (Time Out London) and “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) has al-ready enchanted 50 million theatregoers of all ages across the world, and won over 100 awards including three To-ny Awards on Broadway, two Olivier Awards in London, six Helpmann Awards in Australia, and a Grammy Award.

The incredible original production of the Broadway hit will paint Manila ‘green’ again in February 2017

The incredible original production of the Broadway hit will paint Manila ‘green’ again in February 2017

Wicked has been hailed as “a phenomenon that keeps growing” (Los Angeles Times) and “the biggest thing in mu-sicals since The Phantom of the Opera first opened” (The Times, UK).

Set in a spectacular and colourful fantasy world of wizards, witches, magic and spells, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba.

Filled with wonder and enchantments, this magical stage musical follows their extraordinary journey from sorcery students to becoming the iconic Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Wicked is guaranteed to leave theatre-goers captivated with a story that tugs at the heartstrings, and a phenome-nal musical score that features the hit songs “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good” amongst a host of mem-orable numbers.

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