The cast of WICKED have flown into rehearsals this week for the highly anticipated musical phenomenon which will take to HOTA’s stage from June 25 to July 6.
With over two-hundred hours of rehearsals planned across the next five weeks, the cast and ensemble have started the process of stepping into their characters to deliver an unforgettable performance for audiences.
Principal leads, Samantha Dodemaide ‘Elphaba’, Emily Monsma ‘Glinda’, Trent Owers ‘Fieyro’, James Shaw ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Antonia Marr ‘Nessarose’, Tim Carroll ‘Boq’, Shannon Foley ‘Dr. Dillamond’, will join recently announced Australian Broadway talent, Kaye Tuckerman, as ‘Madame Morrible’ to deliver the beloved untold story of the witches of Oz.
An additional twenty talented local performers have also been cast as part of the ensemble to deliver a high tech, high energy rendition of the iconic production.
WICKED Director Tim Hill said he is excited to see the show come to life over the next few weeks.
“We are working with a wonderful collaborative group – from some of the most seasoned to new up-and-coming musical theatre talent, “ he said.
“It’s a truly magical time at the beginning of any rehearsal process and all indications so far are that audiences are in for a real treat from our cast and crew for the Gold Coast performances,” he said.
The magic of Oz will come to life with special features never experienced before, including digital design by local Gold Coast company, IKONIX, complementing an imaginative set design by Maria-Rose Payne (THOR, Aquaman, RENT).
Audiences can catch WICKED from June 25 to July 6 at HOTA, Home of the Arts. For more information, visit: wickedinoz.com.au/