Have you ever wondered what happened before Dorothy arrived? Wicked is the musical that has been capturing audiences’ hearts since its Broadway premiere in 2003. A modern retelling of a beloved classic focusing on the beginnings of the two witches of Oz — one a popular, bubbly blonde and the other a smart and fiery, but misunderstood girl with emerald green skin. Wicked is a Broadway sensation enjoying one of the longest runs in history. Shattering box office records around the world, it’s one of the highest grossing musicals of all time alongside The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.
Wicked is a musical based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. It is the story of what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy showed up, with a focus on Elphaba (Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (Glinda the Good Witch), who are unlikely friends.
Seattle audiences have had the pleasure of seeing Wicked at the Paramount Theatre since its stop on the National Tour in Fall 2012.
The Paramount Theatre is an official historic landmark of Seattle, originally opening in 1928. Through the years, it has been host to some of the most famous acts in music including Nirvana (later releasing an album called Live at the Paramount), Madonna (kicking off her Like a Virgin tour there), Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and The Who. The performing arts venue seats nearly 3,000 patrons and serves as a diverse theater for Broadway, dance, comedy, concerts, family shows, and jazz.
The average resale ticket for Wicked in Seattle costs $178. However, depending on the seating section, tickets can be had for above or below this price point. The day of week, time of show, and even the weather can also impact ticket prices.
Wicked in Seattle Performance Times
When in Seattle, below is a typical Wicked schedule of performances:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday and Saturday: 8:00pm
- Saturday Matinee: 2:00pm
- Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm