Last chance to see WICKED in Sydney

Sheridan Adams in WICKED CREDIT Jeff Busby scaled

The clock is ticking, and time is running out for Sydneysiders to catch the sensational musical extravaganza, WICKED, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. After an incredible six-month run, the final performance is scheduled for February 4th. But fear not, as the show will soon hit the stage again in Melbourne, commencing performances at the Regent Theatre on March 3rd.

Since its arrival in Sydney last August, WICKED has enthralled audiences with its spellbinding performances, leaving them captivated and craving more. With packed houses, glowing reviews from critics, and a flurry of positive buzz on social media, this musical has truly become “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster.”

“Ingenious and beautiful: WICKED dazzles,” raved the Sydney Morning Herald. The Australian Financial Review applauded the cast’s “exquisite comic timing” and called the production “impressive” and “magical.” hailed it as “triumphant” and described it as a “dazzling, spectacular production.” Limelight praised the show for its “razzle-dazzle spectacle” and “uplifting girl-power.” Even Studio 10 couldn’t contain their excitement, declaring WICKED as “absolutely incredible” and “extraordinary.”

Producer John Frost expressed his delight at the overwhelming response from Sydney audiences and critics alike. He said, “I’m delighted that Sydney has embraced WICKED. The reaction has been overwhelming, and our Australian cast has received universal praise. For 20 years, WICKED has cast its spell over audiences worldwide, and it’s become one of the most beloved musicals ever, especially here in Australia. So, Sydneysiders, grab your tickets now as there are only four more weeks before we move to Melbourne.”

Since its premiere on Broadway two decades ago, WICKED has garnered over 100 major awards, including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, and multiple Helpmann Awards, Tony Awards, and Drama Desk Awards. This extraordinary musical has continued to captivate audiences with its unique take on the untold true story of the witches of Oz.

The Australian production boasts a stellar cast, with Courtney Monsma as the bubbly popular girl-turned-“Glinda the Good” and Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the girl with emerald-green skin who grows up to become the “Wicked Witch of the West.” Robyn Nevin takes on the role of Madame Morrible, Todd McKenney plays the Wizard, and Liam Head portrays Fiyero, among other talented performers who bring this enchanting tale to life.

So, don’t miss your chance to experience the unforgettable magic and spectacle of WICKED before it bids farewell to Sydney. Book your tickets now and immerse yourself in a world where friendships are tested, rivalries are formed, and the lines between good and wicked blur.

WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The original direction was helmed by Joe Mantello, and the musical staging is by Wayne Cilento. In Australia, WICKED is produced by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

This spectacular production of WICKED is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Don’t wait any longer! Experience the magic of WICKED in Sydney before the curtains close in just four weeks’ time.