Sydney has taken the blockbuster musical Wicked to its heart with huge numbers flocking to the greenified Capitol Theatre to experience this world-wide musical sensation.
Wicked has broken all previous weekly box office records for a musical at the Capitol Theatre, grossing $1,473,775.70 in the past week.
General Manager of the Capitol Theatre, Graeme Kearns, said: “The Capitol Theatre has a long history of hosting hit musical productions, and we’re thrilled that the current production of Wicked has out grossed previous record holders. There’s no doubt that Sydneysiders are queueing to see this wonderful musical, and loving it. We’ve already had people come back for a second time, even though it has only been open for a month.”
The Australian production’s Co-Producer John Frost, said: “I’m thrilled that Sydney has fallen in love with this wonderful production. Wicked is unique, a phenomenon, quite unlike any other musical. Its success around the world proves it is one of those rare shows that touch people deeply, as well as entertain them; a show for all ages from 8 to 80.”
Wicked tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.