Published On: Fri, Jan 4th, 2013

Broadway hit ‘Wicked’ returns to Tampa next week at Straz Center

The Straz Center will be hosting one of Broadway’s most famous presentations during January – “Wicked.”

 Wicked photo: Christine Dwyer and Jeanna de Waal    photo by Joan Marcus (supplied)

Wicked photo: Christine Dwyer and Jeanna de Waal photo by Joan Marcus (supplied)

Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is one of Broadway’s biggest successes and it will be in Tampa from January 9 thru January 27.

Jeanna de Waal will star a Glinda, the Good Witch, joining Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.

The company also features Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond), Billy Harrigan Tighe (Fiyero), Michael Wartella (Boq) and Stephanie Torns (Standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Jane Brockman, Bridie Carroll, Michael Drolet, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Jillian Kates, Becca Kloha, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Dashi’ Mitchell, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Wayne Schroder and Justin Wirick.

Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

Shows will be January 9 – 27, 2013.

For more information or to buy tickets, click here

For more information or show information outside of the Tampa area, check out the Wicked website here

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Jeanna de Waal and Christine Dwyer Wicked photo

Jeanna de Waal and Christine Dwyer Wicked photo

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