evenko and Broadway Across Canada are proud to present WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 17th.
WICKED will be presented for its premier engagement in Montreal, at Place des Arts (salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) from August 1st to 26th. Starting at 10am on March 17th, tickets will be exclusively available at the Place des Arts box office. Patrons are encouraged to attend the on sale event in order to get the best seats in the house. The Beat radio station will be there to entertain patrons and offer coffee and surprise gifts to people waiting in line. At 12pm tickets will be made available to general public at the Place des Arts box office, by phone at (514) 842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112 or via www.evenko.ca.
“evenko is extremely proud to partner with Broadway Across Canada to bring WICKED to Montreal in 2012. We are happy to present this internationally renowned Broadway musical to Montrealers” declared Jacques Aubé, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of evenko. “This impressive production, will once again make Broadway accessible for Montrealers and tourists in the city during the summer and have a major impact on the Montreal economy and community”
WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winning Eugene Lee, costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Tony nominee® Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola. Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
WICKED has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few. Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide; New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours.
For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com .
WICKED is presented by evenko and Broadway Across Canada, and is part of a three city tour in Canada including dates in Montreal, Ktichener and Ottawa.
A few facts and figures:
* The New York Times called WICKED “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” and, more recently, the Times referred to WICKED as “the defining musical of the decade.”
*Over 6 million people have seen WICKED on Broadway since it began performances in the fall of 2003.
* 2011 will be the record-breaking 8th consecutive year in which WICKED is Broadway’s highest grossing show.
* In his coverage of the national touring production, Peter Marks, of The Washington Post, called WICKED, “a breathtaking success story of a magnitude that North America has not witnessed since the peak years of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
* Since it began in March 2005, the national tour of WICKED has broken the house record in every single city in which it’s played in North America, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Tickets available at Place des Arts Box Office
By phone: (514) 842-2112 ou 1 866 842-2112
Order online: www.pda.qc.ca or www.evenko.ca
Ticket starts at $43 (taxes and service fees included)
Group sales (20 +) : 1 866 365-7469