“Behind the Emerald Curtain” Tour – See How Wicked Gets Made at the Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco’s ”elaborate Spanish cathedral”) is offering a behind the scenes tour of Wicked on Saturdays and some Wednesdays starting tomorrow, October 17th, 2009 and going to January 2nd, 2010 (at the least). Get your tickets here and then, for 90 minutes, you’ll get to see what it takes to put on the show, which is proving popular to say the least:

“Winner of 26 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Landof 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.”

Nicolas Dromard and Jonathan Ritter start in the V.I.P room and then take you around the place:

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A ”long and awkwardly-shaped” green dress of Madame Muriel Morrible, the role performed by Patty Duke

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Actual props from the show:

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The Bubble Dress of Galinda:

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You’ll get to learn more about the show biz (it’s like no business you know) in the lobby and then it’s off to the theatre for a Q and A with some of the performers:

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For $30, it’s a great deal for somebody who has seen, or somebody who wants to see, Wicked.

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See you there!

BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN, an exclusive look at the creative journey of WICKED, hosted by cast members from the show, will be offered every Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Orpheum Theatre.

The 90-minute experience gives audience members the unique opportunity to see what happens to make a big Broadway musical like WICKED come alive at every performance – everything from design and production to performance and marketing.

Tickets are $30, General Admission and available through shnsf.com, ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office.

BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN is offered every Saturday morning at 10am. Also offered on Wednesday mornings, November 4, November 25, December 9 and December 23 at 10am.

Groups of 20 or more may call Group Sales at 415-551-2020.

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