Tennessee Performing Arts Center gets ‘Wicked’

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The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Wicked will hit Tennessee Performing Arts Center Oct. 19 – Nov. 6.

Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked "the best musical of the decade," and when it first played Nashville in 2009, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times.

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 complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

Ticket prices range from $40-$135 and are available at the TPAC box office at 505 Deaderick Street (downtown) or the Satellite box office in the Mall at Green Hills, located at the mall’s concierge desk, near J. Crew and Express. Order online by visiting tpac.org or by calling 615-782-4040.

Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

There’s also a 2 p.m. matinee Thursday, followed by a BullyBust bullying prevention Talk Back from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. For more information on this event, visit tpac.org/about/media_room.asp.