Wicked - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

The Showbiz Christchurch 2018 Season of Wicked is the New Zealand theatre company's premiere of one of the most successful shows of all time on Broadway, and winner of three Tony's, six Drama Desk Award and a Grammy for the original cast album.

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Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

With music written by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (one of only four composers to have three of their shows last for more than 1000 performances on Broadway) the Showbiz Christchurch season of Wicked will be directed by Stephen Robertson, with musical direction by Richard Marrett, and choreography by Stephen Robertson and Glen Harris.

This family-friendly musical is the definition of a Broadway spectacular, with original and new costumes, and an international set with additional design by Harold Moot.

Please Note: This production contains smoke haze, strobe lighting and loud noises.

Senior/Student tickets not available of Friday or Saturday evening performances, or for Premium and C Reserve seats throughout the season.

Duration (approx): 2 hours 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

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When

6 April 2018 to 8 April 2018
10 April 2018 to 15 April 2018
Evening performances at 7:30pm
Matinees: 4pm Sunday 8th April and Sunday 15th April; 2pm Saturday 14th April

Venue

Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester St
Christchurch Central
Christchurch

Pricing

Adults: $100.00 (Premium)
Adults: $91.00 (A Reserve)
Adults: $90.50 (B Reserve)
Adults: $60.00 (C Reserve)
Seniors: $70.00 (A or B Reserve - 65+)
Students: $70.00 (A or B Reserve - ID required)

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More info

Wendy Riley
comms@showbiz.org.nz
03 3779215
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