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Looking Ahead: WICKED Opens Wednesday

March 11, 2013

Christine Dwyer and Jeanna de Waal. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus.

Back by “Popular” demand,  WICKED returns to Charlotte March 13-31 in Ovens AuditoriumCLICK HERE for more information on WICKED.

Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Charlotte in 2010, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” – The New York Times.


A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED. Each day, 2 1/2 hours prior to show time people who present themselves at the Ovens Auditorium Box Office can be entered into the lottery. There is no need to arrive early as every one in line will receive an equal chance for the lottery seats.

There is a limit of TWO tickets per person. CASH ONLY. 2 1/2 hours prior to each performance, names will be collected. 2 hours prior to each performance, names will be drawn. There is only ONE entry per person, per performance. Winners MUST be present with a valid photo ID when their names are called, or they forfeit their tickets.

Click here for a suggested arrival times for the lottery. 


Charlotte Observer correspondent Lynn Trenning recently wrote about the show’s partnership with an amazing organization that’s goal is to end bullying.  She writes, “One of the show’s themes is bullying, which has sparked an alliance between WICKED and The National School Climate Center. The BullyBust: Promoting a Community of Upstanders campaign has provided tool kits to more than 2,000 schools to help create harassment-free learning environments.”

“We saw a lot of synergy between the show and what we are trying to accomplish,” said Darlene Faster, Chief Operating Officer of the National School Climate Center. “It looks at what true friendship is and what it means to stand up for what’s right, even when it is very difficult. How do you be different and celebrate that difference?”

CLICK HERE to read the full story in The Charlotte Observer.

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