Daradich and Peluso to Join Wicked Tour

News   Daradich and Peluso to Join Wicked Tour The company of the second North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked will welcome Natalie Daradich as Glinda and Chris Peluso as Fiyero beginning March 10 at the Landmark Theater in Richmond.

The production will play the Virginia venue through March 28.

Daradich and Peluso will join a cast that includes Marcie Dodd as Elphaba, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Don Amendolia as The Wizard. The company also features David de Vries (Dr. Dillamond), Zach Hanna (Boq) Kristine Reese (Nessarose) and Anne Brummel (standby for Elphaba) with Meredith Akins, Alicia L. Albright, Kerry Blanchard, Michael Drolet, Jeremy Duvall, Christine Dwyer, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, KC Fredericks, Jenn Furman, Jacqui Graziano, Charles Hagerty, Todd Hanebrink, Ryan Jackson, Lauren Linville, Michelle London, Lesley McKinnell, Casey Quinn, Don Richard, Daniel Torres, Erin Wilson, Justin Wirick, Lindsay Wood and Kevin Samual Yee.

Daradich was seen as both Glinda and Nessarose in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of Wicked. Originally from Toronto, Canada, additional credits include Les Misérables in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, My Fair Lady (Eliza), Anne of Green Gables (Diana), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon) and The King and I.

Peluso is an original company member of the first North American tour of Wicked. He has also been seen on Broadway as Sky in Mamma Mia! as well as in Lestat, Assassins and The Glorious Ones.

Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different journeys. Wicked features a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The creative team also includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

For more information visit wickedthemusical.com, BroadwayInRichmond.com or LandmarkTheater.net.

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