We’re going to have a Wickedly fun time
Last night, my family and I were discussing the upcoming opening of “Wicked” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, when my younger brother Brian made an all-too familiar comment.
“I have no desire to see ‘Wicked,'” he said.
Sure, I understand that. Most self-respecting guys would pick sports over theater for their entertainment dollars. But I’m here to say that “Wicked” is not your ordinary theater. My wife Beth and I saw “Wicked” a few years ago when it was playing at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. Ever since, we’ve been waiting for it to return so we could take the kids. This week, marks that time and “Wicked” returns to Southern California this Wednesday at the Center for a run that will span through April 3. As one of Broadway’s all-time blockbuster show, “Wicked” is capable of casting deep spells on audiences. And this week, we’ll be there as well to expose the kids this clever story about the origin of the witches of “Wizard of Oz.”
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, the show is the winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. So you may portray yourself as a manly man who doesn’t do theater. But if you grew up, like I did, watching the “Wizard of Oz” on television, I promise you won’t be disappointed in this performance.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.SCFTA.org or by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket discounts, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 19 will be sign-language interpreted.
For more information log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.