Celebrate a Year of Wicked in SF: The Women of Wicked In Conversation and Song

About a million or so folks have seen the fantastic open-ended run of San Francisco-born Wicked at our Orpheum Theatre  this past year. To help celebrate, you ought to go see The Women of WICKED In Conversation and Song on January 25th. Check it:

“In celebration of the show’s one year anniversary, The San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design will present The Women of WICKED In Conversation and Song featuring appearances by Academy Award-winning Actress Patty Duke, Teal Wicks and Kendra Kassebaum. The event takes place on Monday, January 25 at 7pm at the Museum of Performance & Design, located on the Fourth Floor of the Veteran’s Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister in San Francisco. For more information, visit the Museum’s website, www.mpdsf.org.”

Deets below. See you there! (Unless this performance just sold out, looking into it now….Uh oh, looks like it’s going to be tough to get into this one at this point, sorry to be a tease. But you, you’re resourceful – maybe you can figure out a way to get ticks at this late date.) 

Teal Wicks (with belt!) as Elphaba and Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda. They both do a great job:

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Read all about it, after the jump

WICKED CELEBRATES ITS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF PERFORMANCE & DESIGN WILL PRESENT SPECIAL EVENT  “THE WOMEN OF WICKED IN CONVERSATION AND SONG” JANUARY 25TH

SAN FRANCISCO…The smash hit musical WICKED, currently playing an open-ended engagement at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, celebrates its one-year anniversary on January 27. Since its opening in the Bay Area a year ago, WICKED has been seen by close to a million people. And the show continues to be a cultural phenomenon having just shattered its own record to become the highest grossing show in Broadway history.

The musical, which was recently called “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, currently has eight productions across the globe: in New York, San Francisco, London, Germany, Japan, Australia and two concurrent North American National Tours.  WICKED has amassed over $1.7 billion globally in ticket sales and has been seen by over 21 million people worldwide as it begins its 7th year.

In celebration of the show’s one year anniversary, The San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design will present The Women of WICKED In Conversation and Song featuring appearances by Academy Award-winning Actress Patty Duke, Teal Wicks and Kendra Kassebaum. The event takes place on Monday, January 25 at 7pm at the Museum of Performance & Design, located on the Fourth Floor of the Veteran’s Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister in San Francisco. For more information, visit the Museum’s website, www.mpdsf.org.

San Francisco audiences and critics alike feel a special connection with WICKED, which had its world premiere at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre on May 28, 2003.  This engagement followed a long development process during which the entire creative team and cast immersed themselves in the musical’s launch at the Curran Theatre.  From these roots in the city by the bay, WICKED has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon that has since redefined theatrical popular culture. 

Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED features set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee, costume design by Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola.  The orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

WICKED 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 Witch.

Tickets for WICKED are on sale for this open-ended engagement and range in price from $30 to $99. Tickets can be purchased online at shnsf.com and ticketmaster.com/wicked, through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 415- 512-7770 and 800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (1192 Market at 8th St., Mon-Sat 10 AM – 6 PM). Premium packages are also available for all performances.  Groups of 20 or more may order by calling Group Sales at (415) 551-2020. 

WICKED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8 PM
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM

For more information about WICKED at the Orpheum Theatre, please visit wickedthemusical.com/sf or shnsf.com. For information about WICKED world-wide, please visit wickedthemusical.com.

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