WICKED Making Extended Run On Orpheum Stage


WICKED opens April 27 at The Orpheum Theater in Omaha.

The Tony Award-winning musical smash hit Wicked, “The Untold Story of the Witches Of Oz,” is returning to Omaha April 27 for the start of an 18-day run at the Orpheum Theater.

Featuring the music of and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which is based on the characters and setting of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz.

The story is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz.  The plot, which often surprises first-time audience members, begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas. The storyline follows the rocky relationship of two unlikely friends, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda, the Good Witch. A blend of love, drama, humor and magic, Wicked made its Broadway debut in 2003.

The popular Broadway production continues to receive high accolades for its iconic musical numbers – including Defying Gravity, The Wizard and I, No Good Deed and Popular - and stunning set and costume designs.

Tickets for the Orpheum Theater productions may be purchased online from ticketomaha.com, calling 402.345.0606 or in person at the Ticket Omaha box office, located at 1200 Douglas St., between the weekday hours of noon – 5 p.m.

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