WICKED- BROADWAY'S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER OCTOBER 26TH- NOVEMBER 6TH

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WICKED- BROADWAY'S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER OCTOBER 26TH- NOVEMBER 6TH

BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER OCTOBER 26TH- NOVEMBER 6TH

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TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND

 

 

 

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE

 

 

PEORIAWICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Peoria’s most popular musical, will return to the Peoria Civic Center Theater October 26th through November 6th. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, August 22nd at 8:00 am at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center and 10:00 am online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). The musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

 

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 22nd at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center at 8 am. The first 106 people in line with receive special Oz-approved green glasses from our friends at Mix 106.9, who will be on site to help kick off the on sale day. Tickets will be available starting at 10 am on Monday, August 22nd online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $48-$128. Performances are:

 

 

Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30 pm 

Tuesday, November 1st at 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 27th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 28th at 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Friday, November 4th at 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

 

Sunday, November 6th at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

 

"Having WICKED return to Peoria is a tremendous honor,” said Anne Clayton, SMG General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center. “We are thrilled to have the cast and crew back in our theater for another successful run."

 

The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

 

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.” 

 

Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

 

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

 

*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).

 

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