Like “Annie” and “The Sound of Music” long before it, Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked” is fast becoming the kind of musical that’s anchored 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 “Popular,” “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 Friday mornings, here’s one reason to break the habit.
‘Wicked’ tickets on sale
When • Tickets on sale May 11, 10 a.m., for shows 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 and July 21, 2 p.m., and July 22, 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. “Like” Broadway in Utah’s Facebook page for early ticket purchase possibilities.
Note • On Tuesday, May 8, pre-sale tickets were going fast, according to ArtTix staff. If the website is busy, call 801-355-2787.