"Wicked's" massive dragon time-clock, which tour insiders call "Ozwald," flew above the Capitol Theatre stage on Tuesday, as some 60 local stagehands joined tour roadies to load in sets and scenery for the touring musical. The $14 million show begins its third run in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9.
Along with wardrobe, makeup and wig artists, it takes about 100 people and 30 hours to set the show, says Steve Quinn, who joined the national tour 9 ½ years ago, shortly after its launch. "What's nice about it is the set is going to look enormous" in the intimate space of the Capitol Theatre, Quinn says. "I think the show plays terrifically here."