Nicole Parker, Patti Murin, Kim Zimmer, Justin Brill Set for The Wicked Rocky Horror Show
By Andrew Gans
The national touring company of Wicked will present The Wicked Rocky Horror Show, a staged concert performance of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, Sept. 24 at 7:30 PM at The New Tropicana Las Vegas Historic Showroom.
The evening, which will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Las Vegas’ Golden Rainbow, will feature Wicked company members Nicole Parker (Elphaba), Patti Murin (Glinda), Kim Zimmer (Madame Morrible) and Justin Brill as well as members of the ensemble, band and the touring staff.
The event will be directed by company member Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald with choreography by Napoleon W. Gladney and Shanna VanDerwerker and musical direction by Andrew Graham.
In addition to the performance, there will be live and silent auctions including several opportunities to join the company backstage at the The Smith Center and a chance to bid on a walk-on role in Wicked.
In its seven years on the road, the Wicked company has raised over $2,000,000 in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS services organizations all over the country.
Admission is by donation. General admission tickets are $60. VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a 6:30 PM pre-show reception with members of the company, are available for $125. Tickets are available online at www.troplv.com, in person at the Tropicana Showroom Box Office or by calling (702) 739-2222.
All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and Golden Rainbow, and donations are tax-deductible. The Tropicana bar staff will be serving throughout the evening. The evening is intended for mature audiences, and parental discretion is advised. Admission is limited to ages 16 and older (21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages).
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