DETROIT (WWJ) – After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2006 and 2008, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Detroit with performances at the Detroit Opera House, December 7–31. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19.

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of OZ, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.

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Long before Dorothy drops in, two other 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. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

WICKED has “cast quite a spell” throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played. Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety and named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production.

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Performance times for WICKED, appearing Dec. 7–31, 2011 at the Detroit Opera House are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday performances at 8 pm, with the exception of Dec. 31 at 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday matinees at 1 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday matinee performances at 2 pm, with the exception of Dec. 24 and 31 at 1 pm
  • Special Monday evening performance on Dec.26 at 8 pm
  • Sunday evening performances at 7:30 pm
  • No performances Dec. 25

Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of WICKED range from $39-$99 and go on sale Friday, August 19 at 10 am at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at or, and by calling 800-982-2787.

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