MELBOURNE TURNS GREEN FOR WICKEDTonight Melbourne Town Hall was bathed in emerald green light to celebrate the arrival of the Broadway musical WICKED as part of the 10th Anniversary Tour.Reg Livermore appeared in costume as the Wizard for the very first time and was joined by two ensemble cast members in full costume and the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.
Reg Livermore did the honours and pushed the plunger which bathed the Melbourne Town Hall in green light, the colour of the Emerald City.My wardrobe consists of mostly red, and different shades of black, so I had to accessorise fast – a vintage green necklace did the trick! (will upload photo shortly)Our Lord Mayor made the effort with his green socks.
Much of the local Melbourne area around the Regent Theatre, where WICKED commences its season on Wednesday May 7, will also be “greenified” including the Regent Theatre, the Forum Theatre, Manchester Unity Building, the Sofitel on Collins and the Collins Street trees.
This 10th Anniversary tour of “one of the most successful shows in Broadway history” (The New York Times) stars Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Elphaba, both reprising the roles which shot them to stardom during the original Australian tour.Joining the WICKED Company in his first musical theatre leading role is Steve Danielsen as Fiyero, while doyenne of stage and screen, Maggie Kirkpatrick returns as Madame Morrible and the legendary Reg Livermore will play the Wizard.The role of Nessarose is played by newcomer Emily Cascarino, while Edward Grey plays Boq and Nathan Carter performs as Dr Dillamond.Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.DON’T MISS IT!!!Details about Wicked! The Musical:Venue Regent Theatre, MelbournePreviews 7-9 May, 2014Season From 10 May, 2014Performance Times Wed–Sat 8.00pm, Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm, Sun 1.00pm and 6.30pmBookings ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 111 011