WICKED announces $25 ticket lottery

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:15 A.M.

WICKED announces $25 ticket lottery

 

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

 

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PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCTOBER 26TH 2016

AT THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

 

     A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Peoria Civic Center with performances from October 26th through November 6th. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Theater windows (outside of the THEATER lobby) of the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. Note: Parents can show ID for children who do not have a photo ID. 

 

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, WICKED tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in.  Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other’s lives for good has made WICKED one of the world’s most popular musicals.

 

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards.

 

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…).

 

WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.  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.

 

     WICKED begins performances at the SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday October 26th and runs through Sunday, November 6th. For a full list of show dates and times visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com/Wicked .  Great seats are still available for most performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.