'Wicked' returning next year

COSTA MESA - After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2006, "Wicked" will return to the Orange County Performing Arts Center next March for a month-long engagement."Wicked is a musical theater phenomenon, and from the day it closed its first engagement at the Center in 2006, our audiences have been asking us to bring it back," said Terry Dwyer, president of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. "We're very pleased that we are able to present it again, with all its extraordinary production values, powerful score and a wonderful cast." 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, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Tickets to see "Wicked" start at $38.75 and go on sale Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online at www.ocpac.org or by calling (714) 556-2787.

********** Published: November 18, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 31