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Published on June 20th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

WICKED CELEBRATES PINK DAY THIS SUNDAY 23 JUNE

National Pink Day takes place on June 23 every year, when everyone is encouraged to wear something pink on this particular day. It is a day of celebrating everything the colour represents.

Since “Pink goes good with Green”, WICKED is joining National Pink Day this coming Sunday, 23 June. At the two shows at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Sunday, audiences are invited celebrate and dress up in pink, with a chance to win “best dressed” and a photo with Glinda. A few lucky seat prize winners will also be announced after the show.

WICKED has been casting its spell over Melbourne since March, with ecstatic capacity audiences, five star critical reviews and jubilant praise on social media. Twenty years since celebrating its premiere on Broadway, WICKED remains one of the most successful and popular musicals in the world. Over 65 million people worldwide have seen this spectacular phenomenon.

Winner of over 100 major awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards® and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED is “A complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think” (USA Today).

★★★★★ Masterful, stunning. A sparkling musical” – Time Out

★★★★★ A thrillifying theatrical experience” – Scenestr

★★★★★ Positively breathtaking” – Girl.com.au

“★★★★ The most extravagant production you’ll encounter in Melbourne theatres this year,

and it’s a sight to behold” – The Age

Ingenious and beautiful: WICKED dazzles” – Sydney Morning Herald

Exquisite comic timing, impressive, magical” – Australian Financial Review

The stellar Australian cast is led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda, the bubbly popular girl who becomes “Glinda the Good”, and Melbourne’s own Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the girl born with emerald-green skin who grows up to become the “Wicked Witch of the West”. Robyn Nevin plays the role of Madame Morrible, Simon Burke is the Wizard, Liam Head plays Fiyero, Adam Murphy is Dr Dillamond, Shewit Belay plays Nessarose, Kurtis Papadinis is Boq and Zoe Coppinger is the Elphaba Standby.

The talented group of performers comprising the WICKED ensemble and swings includes Christian Ambesi, Conor Bann-Murray, Brittany Carter, Olivia Castagna, Eli Cooper, Matt Cranleigh, Joseph Donovan, Sage Douglas, Bayley John Edmends, Todd Jacobsson, Rohan Khanna, Andrew Kroenert, Elisha Zion Lee, Jordan Malone, Emily Monsma, Matilda Moran, Jackson Reedman, Amelia Sanzo, Edward Smith, Ksenia Teliatnikova, Lucas Van Rhijn, Jessica Vellucci, Mietta White and Jun Woodfield.

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other young women meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. The other is bubbly, blonde, ambitious and exceptionally popular. They become rivals, then friends… until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento with original direction by Joe Mantello. WICKED is produced in Australia by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

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About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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