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Wicked Second National Tour opens in Eugene, OR


Where:  Hult Center for the Performing Arts, One Eugene Center, Eugene, Oregon 97401

When: As from  April 20 thru’ May 1, 2011

Cast: Wicked Second National Tour

Additional Information: The hit Broadway musical is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz, ” telling the tale of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba,  who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.

For information, visit http://www.hultcenter.org/event/wicked-2010/

Wicked has opened in Adelaide


Jemma Rix (Elphaba) and Lucy Durack (Glinda) - Source: Wicked - Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian production of Wicked has opened on Friday their National Tour in Adelaide.

Wicked is playing at the Festival Theatre at least until May 26.

According to AdelaideNow, at yesterday’s media preview, producer John Frost found himself being quizzed by Bert Newton about just how much money he was making from the show.

“This show has broken the house records for Adelaide,” said Frost.

“Right now we are holding $6 million in cash, in advance bookings. So if anyone tells you Adelaide audiences won’t put their hands in their pockets, they are wrong.”

The production stars actress Lucy Durack as the Good Witch of the North, Glinda, Jemma Rix who plays the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba and David Harris as Fiyero.

via AdelaideNow

Wicked for the Flood fundraising in Adelaide


Jemma Rix, David Harris and Lucy Durack, Elphaba, Fiyero and Glinda respectively in the Australian production of Wicked were thrilled to be dressed for the Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation luncheon in designs from Harry Watt and George Gross couture and delighted to receive a gift of a strand of pearls and matching earrings from major sponsor Raw Pearl’s Dyann Smith, all of this at the Intercontinental Hotel last week.

The three, who were due to appear in the production in Brisbane when the flooding started, told “Adelaide Now” their hearts went out to every Queenslander affected by the devastating crisis.

“It was pretty frightening,” Lucy said. “Two hours from the preview we were evacuated.”

When it was on with the show two weeks later the cast felt humbled to appear before such adoring fans, Jemma and Lucy admitting to be teary when singing a duet about friendship.

“The audiences who had been through so much were giving us so much back,” Lucy said.

“They were incredible audiences who were really vocal and so appreciative.

via AdelaideNow