Last week, my daughter and I had the opportunity to watch Wicked at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, in Costa Mesa. We had an incredible night. It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of the play. This was my fifth time watching and my daughter’s second. We absolutely love the show, and I think it’s one of the best musicals, to introduce the world of musical 5heater to children. The music is fantastic, the acting phenomenal and the show is just fun to watch. The show just had a casting change with a new Glinda. Jenn Gambatese took on the new role and she was terrific! This production of Wicked is hands down one of my favorites. My seven year old was glued to her seat, from the minute the show started. You know that can be tough with a seven year old, but she was into every song and at the end said, “Mom that was short”! I couldn’t believe it!
The show is playing at Segerstrom Center for the arts until March 17th. If you have not had the opportunity to watch it, just do it! It can be a little pricey, but it is soooo worth it! You can also press your luck and try the lottery. Your best bets are for a weekday performance. A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, WICKED fans can come to the Center’s box office and have their names placed in a lottery drum. Thirty minutes later, winning names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats that can be purchased for $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a purchase limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. The number of available lottery tickets may vary from performance to performance.
We were there last night as our friends tried their luck for the performance. They didn’t win the lottery and wound up buying tickets, but it’s still a fun little adventure. I hope to catch it one more time and am willing to press my luck maybe next weekend. You can still purchase tickets for the show. You can either do it online or head to the box office. For additional info head here.
Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Wicked is my all time favorite musical and if I could, I would write about it every day. I was however, provided with complimentary media tickets.