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Looking Ahead: Wicked Returns to Charlotte This Week!

January 4, 2016

Wicked defies gravity for three and half weeks this January at Ovens Auditorium.

What a way to kick off the New Year! Wicked flies into Charlotte for the month of January beginning this Wednesday. It’s the fourth time this ultra “popular” Broadway hit has come to the Queen City. Fans love it as much for its thrilling music and spectacular special effects (hello – flying anyone?) as for its powerful messages about acceptance and viewing the world through another person’s eyes.

Amanda Jane Cooper stars as Glinda when Wicked comes to Charlotte Jan. 6 - 31. Photo by: Joan Marcus

Amanda Jane Cooper stars as Glinda when Wicked comes to Charlotte Jan. 6-31. Photo by Joan Marcus

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two 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. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today).

Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, Wicked has delighted audiences around the globe since it first opened in 2003. “If every musical had the brain, heart and courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place,” writes Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine.

You can enjoy the magical experience of Wicked at Ovens Auditorium Jan. 6-31. For tickets, click here or call the box office at 704-372-1000.


 Day-of-show lottery – $25 orchestra tickets!

The National Touring Company of Wicked. Photo by: Joan Marcus.

The National Touring Company of Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Tickets are selling fast, but even on days when performances are sold out online, Charlotteans have a chance to nab a limited number of orchestra tickets for $25 each in the day-of-show lottery. To participate, come to the Ovens Auditorium box office 2.5 hours before your selected performance to add your name to the lottery drum. Winners will be drawn from the submitted names two hours before the show. Lottery participants will need a valid photo ID. Winners will be able to purchase up to two orchestra seats with cash only.

If you’ve never seen Wicked, don’t miss out. You’ll be green with envy!



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