Wicked Tour Will Return to Michigan in 2008 | Playbill

News Wicked Tour Will Return to Michigan in 2008
The national tour of the hit musical Wicked will play a return engagement at Michigan's Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in 2008.

The Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical will play the East Lansing venue July 17-Aug. 3, 2008.

The current itinerary for the tour of Wicked, which co-stars Victoria Matlock as Elphaba and Christina Decicco as Glinda, follows.

July 25-Sept. 9 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia
Sept. 12-Oct. 14 at the Opera House in Boston
Nov. 14-Dec. 9 at the Bushnell in Hartford
Dec. 12-Jan. 6, 2008 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis
Jan. 9-Feb. 3 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati
Feb. 6-March 9 at the State Theatre in Cleveland
March 12-April 6 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale
April 9-20 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte
April 23-May 4 at the Bob Carr PAC in Orlando
May 7-25 at the Music Hall in Kansas City
May 28-June 15 at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester
June 18-July 13 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo
July 17-Aug. 3 at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in East Lansing, MI

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 paths.

The Broadway company, directed by Joe Mantello, plays the Gershwin Theatre. Wicked also plays open-ended engagements in Chicago, London and Los Angeles. For more information visit www.wickedthemusical.com.

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