Wicked is flying into Melbourne in 2024
Rejoycify! The producers of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked have announced that the musical phenomenon will fly into the Regent Theatre, Melbourne in March 2024.
Wicked is currently playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre to rapturous praise from critics and audiences alike. The Sydney Morning Herald said Wicked is “Ingenious and beautiful: Wicked dazzles” while Australian Stage called it “Triumphant, a dazzling, spectacular production”. Limelight praised the “Razzle-dazzle spectacle, uplifting girl-power” and the Australian Financial Review the “Exquisite comic timing, impressive, magical”.
The stellar Australian cast is led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda, the bubbly popular girl who becomes “Glinda the Good”, and in her debut in a lead role, Melbourne-born Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the girl born with emerald-green skin who grows up to become the “Wicked Witch of the West”. Robyn Nevin plays the role of Madame Morrible, Todd McKenney is the Wizard, Liam Head plays Fiyero, Adam Murphy is Dr Dillamond, Shewit Belay plays Nessarose, Kurtis Papadinis is Boq, and Zoe Coppinger is the Elphaba Standby.
Wicked Australia Co-producer John Frost said, “I’m thrilled we’re able to bring Wicked to Melbourne, and play at the beautiful Regent Theatre where Australia’s love for the show began. This is one of the most lavish musical productions to have ever played in Australia, the full Broadway experience. You get your money’s worth and then some, with the lavish sets and opulent costumes, a feast for the eye and the ear.
“The new Australian cast is exceptional and has been embraced by Wicked fans. If you have never seen Wicked, come and see it for the first time and be spellbound. If you have seen it before, I know you’ll want to come back and be enthralled all over again.”
Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other young women meet in the land of Oz. One born with emerald-green skin is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. The other is bubbly, blonde, ambitious and exceptionally popular. They become rivals, then friends…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”
Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical Wicked in Melbourne in 2024. Waitlist now to be first in line to buy tickets at Wickedthemusical.com.au Tickets for the general public are on sale from 20 October.