Wicked, that phenomenal box office hit is coming back to Richmond’s Landmark Theater October 5th through October 16th, 2011. Tickets for this fabulous Broadway musical go on sale Friday August 5 2011 at the Landmark box office at 7 AM, and on the web at 10 AM.
Wicked is, of course, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. Called the “best musical of the decade” by Entertainment Weekly, the musical covers so much that happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace. The plot of the first act is set before Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.
Get your tickets while the best seats are available. Make it a special downtown evening by making a reservation to check in at the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast, just two blocks away from the Landmark Theater. After dinner at one of the Fan’s great restaurants, stroll to the theater, enjoy the performance, then back to your guest suite for a great night’s sleep – no driving worries, we have off street parking for our guests, and in the morning you’ll be treated to a hearty gourmet breakfast! Got an anniversary, birthday, proposal in the works? This is a perfect way to celebrate!