Stage & Dance

Tickets for 'Wicked' in Louisville on sale Friday

Tickets for the Wicked's four-week engagement at The Kentucky Center in Louisville go on sale Friday, the same day Idina Menzel, one of the musical's original stars, plays the stage.

Wicked, which won a slew of awards when it debuted on Broadway in 2003 and has been hailed as one of the most successful Broadway shows ever, comes to the center's Whitney Hall from Jan. 7 to Feb. 1.

Tickets, $42.25 to $127.25, go on sale in person at The Kentucky Center box office, 501 West Main Street in Louisville, beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The first 106 ticket buyers at the box office will receive a souvenir Wicked hat.

Starting at 10 a.m. Friday, tickets will be available by calling (502) 584-7777, visiting www.kentuckycenter.org and via Ticketmaster, (859) 281-6644 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Wicked is the untold story of the two witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls from Oz met. Elphaba, born with emerald green skin, was smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda was beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells of their odyssey from being unlikely friends to becoming the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. It is based on a best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire and has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.

Showtimes for the Louisville run, which is part of the North American tour of the show, will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. There will also be a Matinee performance at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

Menzel, who won a Tony for best actress for originating the role of Elphaba, will play The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $35 and $45, are available via the center's box office or Ticketmaster.

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