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‘Wicked’ visits Sacramento

“Wicked,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, is playing a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater.

“Wicked,” winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz.

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald-green skin — is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.

“Wicked” tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 It stars Emma Hunton as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda, Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible and Tim Kazurinsky as The Wizard.

The company also features Nick Adams (Fiyero), Jenny Florkowski (Nessarose), Tom Flynn (Dr. Dillamond), Jesse JP Johnson (Boq) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Standby for Elphaba), with Shayla Beck, Dina Bennett, Nikki Bohne, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Nirine S. Brown, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Dominic Giudici, Brenda Jean Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Sheila Karls, Ryan Patrick Kelly, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rebecca Kritzer, Marina Lazzaretto, Alison Leo, Marissa Lupp, Raymond Joel Matsamura, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Shanon Mari Mills, Christopher Russo and Daniel Switzer.

“Wicked” currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours.

Since its New York premiere a decade ago, “Wicked” has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and has been seen by more than 40 million people across the globe. It has been performed in more than 100 cities in 13 countries around the world and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish and Korean.

 Tickets for “Wicked” start at $38 and are available by calling 916-557-1999 or at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. Tickets are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L St. in Sacramento; by calling 916-808-5181; or online at Tickets.com (convenience fees apply to online ticket purchases). There is an eight-ticket limit per person.

Performances of  “Wicked” at the Community Center Theater are to June 15 on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are two Sunday evening performances, on June 1 and June 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call 916-557-1999 or visit BroadwaySacramento.com.

California Musical Theater

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