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WICKED TO RETURN TO DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER JUNE 17-JULY 5


DES MOINES, IADes Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce WICKED, Des Moines’ most popular musical, will return to the Civic Center June 17–July 5, 2020. WICKED is part of the 2019-2020 Willis Broadway Series. Tickets to WICKED will go on sale Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at 515-246-2300. 

Performance Schedule:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020      7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 18, 2020          2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 2020               7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 2020           2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21, 2020             1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020            7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020      7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2020          7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 2020               7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 27, 2020           2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 2020             1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020            7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020          7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 2, 2020              7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 3, 2020                  2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 4, 2020              2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 5, 2020                1:00 p.m.

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”

Having recently celebrated its 16th anniversary on Broadway, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese. WICKED has amassed nearly $5 billion in global sales and has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide. 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com and DMPA.org.

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*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).

About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 41 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.