The return of ‘Wicked’
Musical theater • Something evil this way comes—again—to Capitol Theatre
Published: February 7, 2012 04:29PM
Updated: February 7, 2012 04:28PM
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Tickets for "Wicked," the Broadway musical providing the backstory of the witches of Oz, go on sale May 11. The musical returns to Salt Lake city's Capitol Theatre July 18-Aug. 26 after playing to sold-out Utah crowds in 2009. Credit: Courtesy

Like “Annie” and “The Sound of Music” long before it, Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked” is fast becoming the kind of musical you and your kids love, to the type of musical that’s soon to be bound in the popular imagination.

That’s due in large part to the way it hooks its caboose to the old train of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. As a back-story of exactly how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good came to be, “Wicked” is hard to beat. It’s almost a bonus that it has great tunes to boot, such as “I’m Not That Girl” and “As Long as You’re Mine” and “No Good Deed.”

The show sold out in record time its first tour through Salt Lake City. Now’s your chance to be quicker at the phone, or online keyboard, when tickets go on sale May 11, 10 a.m. sharp. If you’re used to sleeping in on Saturday mornings, here’s one weekend you might want to break the habit.

“Wicked” tickets on sale

When • May 11 at 10 a.m.; Show runs July 18-Aug. 26; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6:30 p.m. with matinees July 19, 2 p.m., July 21 at 2 p.m. and July 22 at 1 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City.

Info • Online at ArtTix.org or by phone at 801-355-ARTS.

“Wicked” tickets on sale

When • May 11 at 10 a.m.; Show runs July 18-Aug. 26; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6:30 p.m. with matinees July 19, 2 p.m., July 21 at 2 p.m. and July 22 at 1 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City.

Info • Online at ArtTix.org or by phone at 801-355-ARTS.