Wicked, growing to be one of the most popular musicals ever since first opening in 2004, comes to Toledo’s Stranahan Theater for a 24-show run, March 31-April 18, 2010. The Stranahan has been the scene of many great shows in Toledo, and Wicked is sure to be well attended.
Wicked is a Broadway and West End musical, with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. The story is based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, a parallel novel of the 1939 film of L. Frank Baum’s classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz.
The show was nominated for ten 2004 Tony Awards, winning those for Best Actress (Menzel), Scenic Design and Costume Design. It also won six Drama Desk Awards. On December 15, 2009, Wicked became the 20th longest-running show in Broadway history. Wicked has played over 2,550 performances, surpassing Avenue Q, which closed in 2009.
Toledo Wicked Tickets
In its first year, Wicked grossed more than $56 million. Wicked has broken box office records around the world, holding weekly-gross-takings records in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London. So Wicked tickets can be tough to come by in some cities.
You can buy Wicked tickets here. Prices range from $38 to $128, depending on seat location, day and time. They first went on sale Dec 5, so some of the best seats may already be gone. Check reputable secondary ticket sites for better seats. The CultureMob Wicked tickets page links to both TIcketMaster and StubHub.
About the Stranahan Theater
The Stranahan Theater and Great Hall
4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43614
The Stranahan is a great place to see a Broadway show. Seating 2,424, it was built in 1969 and was formerly called Masonic Hall. Fulfilling its primary usage as a concert venue, the Stranahan Theater is used for approximately 170 theater events a year. Broadway shows sponsored by Theater League have included Phantom of the Opera, CHICAGO and Lion King. It is also the site of the Pops series of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker by the Toledo Ballet, and A Christmas Carol by the Toledo Rep.
About Theatre League
Wicked is brought to Toledo by Theatre League. Founded in 1976, Theater League is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, community-based performing arts organization dedicated to the development of professional legitimate theater, both as a cultural and an educational resource.