Going Green: Tickets for WICKED go on sale today

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Sure green donuts may be an idea that only Homer Simpson could love but it's the thought that counts, right? WICKED tickets go on sale this morning (4/17/09) and to celebrate The Orpheum is giving away emerald-colored sinkers and coffee until 10 a.m.

Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's high-tech musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire's revisionist Wizard of Oz is an uneasy blend of ironic self-awareness, self-righteousness, and sincerity, but its inconsistencies haven't affected its box office. In fact, this Tony-nominated story of how Elphaba, a green-skinned beauty becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, has won the hearts and minds of 13-year-old girls (and quite a few other demographics) worldwide.

Tickets are exclusively available at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office at 203 S. Main and Davis-Kidd Booksellers at 387 Perkins Ext. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at Orpheum-memphis.com, by phone at (901) 525-3000, and all Ticketmaster locations. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron.

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