It’s an amazing story about good and evil and an unlikely friendship between two witches! This blockbuster of a musical has taken over Broadway over two decades ago, but due to popular demand, it remains a hot commodity among musical enthusiasts worldwide! Wicked’s story has been told many times, and its production has basically conquered venues across the globe! But this beloved musical continues to entertain the hearts and minds of Broadway musical lovers! That is why Wicked will be hitting the road in North America this fall, which includes a coveted stop in Nashville, Tennessee! Fall in love with the Land of Oz as two rivals, Elphaba and Glinda, develop an unbelievable friendship! Together, they go through triumphs and challenges! Will their friendship last? You will have to score tickets to Wicked’s shows at the Tennesee Performing Arts Center to find out! From October 11th to 29th, Wicked will make the Tennessee Performing Arts Center its home for its Nashville stop! If you’re keen on catching this wonderful musical, then hurry and score your tickets now through the Get Tickets link!
“The most complete, and completely satisfying musical I’ve come across in a long time” – USA Today.
“What a spectacle this is! Keep your eye on the witches!” – Newsday.
Wicked celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023! It’s been over two decades since its premiere on Broadway, New York, but this fantastic story is still going strong! What’s not to like when two rival witches become the best of friends? Elphaba didn’t have the most lucky situation, having been rejected by her father due to her green skin. Meanwhile, Glinda is blonde and beautiful. Upon encountering each other at Shiz University, the two roommates didn’t like each other at first – they were worlds apart, after all. But circumstances led to the two developing a great friendship. But things don’t always go smoothly as Glinda and Elphaba have different points of view and have the same love interest. As the Wizard dubbed Glinda with the name Glinda the Good and Elphaba earned the name Wicked Witch of the West, will their friendship survive this tremendous turmoil? Find out now by scoring tickets to see Wicked at the Tennesee Performing Arts Center!
Since its premiere in New York, Wicked has garnered over $1 billion in revenue based on performances on Broadway alone. The production has since expanded to over 13 countries, including regions in Asia, Australia, and London’s West End. The musical has also surpassed Cats as the fourth longest-running musical of all time. Wicked, based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of Wicked Witch of the West features an outstanding book by Winnie Holzman. Meanwhile, the groundbreaking music and lyrics were written and composed by Tony and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz. The production brought in some of the best talents on Broadway, including original director Joe Mantello and choreographer Wayne Cilento. The original cast comprises big names in both Hollywood and Broadway, including Idina Menzel as Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda. BAFTA Award-winning singer, dancer, and director Joel Grey plays the Wizard.
The original production of Wicked garnered numerous accolades, including seven Drama Desk Awards and three Tony Awards. Its original cast also recorded an album, which then received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album. Most of the awards went to distinguish Wicked’s fantastic soundtrack. The show’s top songs, “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “No One Mourns the Wicked,” and “For Good” became commercially successful hits, not just in the world of theater but also in the mainstream music circuit.
This 2023, as Wicked celebrates its 20th anniversary, the touring production will hit numerous major cities, including Nashville, Tennessee. The musical will have multiple performances at the Andrew Jackson Hall in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The show will be performed by an outstanding touring cast comprising Olivia Vali as Elphaba and Celia Hottenstein as Glinda. Timothy Shew will play the Wizard, while Kathy Fitzgerald will play Madame Morrible. The touring production will maintain an incredible atmosphere similar to its Broadway counterpart. The show has a highly acclaimed scenic design by Eugene Lee, exquisite costumes by Susan Hilfery, and lighting design by Kenneth Posner.
Wicked, with its many revivals and touring productions, has garnered glowing reviews from critics across the world. Its outstanding storyline, charming costumes, and award-winning music and lyrics had writers raving about the show in their articles.
“Wizard of Oz fans will be fascinated!” – NY1.
“The show is steeped in talent!” The New York Times
Timeout New York praised the show for being “lavishly designed.” The writer was also quick to note that Wicked tackles complex themes, such as individual morality, standards of beauty, and “opposing fascism.” Meanwhile, over in Australia, the Guardian mentioned, “Winnie Holzman’s book is so efficient that every single moment of it contributes, in some small way, to advancing either plot or character. Sure, there are plot holes, generalizations, and a few unearned motivational swings.”
Lastly, USA Today said that Wicked offers a “post-feminist, socially conscious reinterpretation of the story of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. Though that may sound like a recipe for pretentious pedantry, writer Winnie Holzman, whose TV credits include Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, provides a libretto that juggles winning irreverence with thoughtfulness and heart.”
“Sit back, relax, and trust the process. It still defies gravity!” – The Guardian.
This fall, Wicked takes over the Tennesee Performing Arts Center from October 11th to 29th, 2023! The show’s theme is the perfect entertainment for the season’s festivities. Attendees can definitely look forward to a great experience as the award-winning epic is hosted by the state-of-the-art entertainment venue, the Tennesee Performing Arts Center. The Andrew Jackson Hall is the center’s largest theater – seating up to 2,472 guests. The theater is equipped with comfortable plush seating, a breathtaking ambiance, and a top-tier stage, lights, and sound system. The three-theater performing arts center also takes pride in its excellent facilities, great customer service, and easy accessibility. If you are looking for a great night out, you should really consider catching Wicked at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center!
Tickets to see Wicked at Andrew Jackson Hall in Tennessee Performing Arts Center are now available through the Get Tickets link!