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Portland: WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS Aug 5 – 23, 2015 #PDX #Wicked

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Keller Auditorium with performances from August 5 through 23. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Keller Auditorium box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID and cash in hand when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, must purchase tickets at the time of the drawing.

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award®  winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire.  The musical is directed by two-time Tony®  Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony®  Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).  WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” byEntertainment Weekly.  Since its New York premiere more than a decade ago, WICKED has been performed in more than 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean. WICKEDcurrently has four productions around the world, in New York, London, a U.K. Tour, and a North American National Tour.

Winner of more than 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKEDis the untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz.  One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

 

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TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

August 5 – 23, 2015  |  Keller Auditorium, SW 3rd & Clay

WICKED will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for twenty four performances. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:

Tuesdays                                            7:30pm
Wednesdays                                       7:30pm
Thursdays                                           7:30pm (there is a 1pm Matinee on Thurs., Aug 6 and Thurs., Aug. 20)
Fridays                                                7:30pm
Saturdays                                            2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sundays                                              1:00pm and 6:30pm (Final show is Sun., Aug 23 at 1:00pm)
For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 or emailboxoffice@portlandopera.org

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