Tuesday, March 6, 2012

WATCHED THE WICKED & THE ILLUNSIONISTS AT ONE GO... ON THE SAME DAY!

Watched these on the 4th March 2012. 

The Illunsionists tickets were purchased last min on that day.
Mich has this crazy idea of getting the cheapest ticket and watch this for the night.
Well.. i find it not so crazy afterall and i agreed to watch it too and we purchased! :)

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Winner of 35 major awards including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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 called Elphaba and Glinda the Good.

Currently in its 8th year on Broadway, WICKED’s North American and International companies have cumulatively grossed over US$2.2 billion and have been seen by nearly 28 million people worldwide.


“We’re delighted that Singapore is now set to follow WICKED productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the North American tour and London’s West End,” Marc Platt and David Stone said in a joint statement from New York.“This will be the first time that WICKED will visit the South East Asian region,and we’re absolutely sure that Singaporeans – and visitors from around the region – will be just as enchanted by WICKED as the audiences are in America, England, Europe, North Asia
and Australia.”


WICKED opened in London’s West End in 2006. In 2007, a Japanese language production of WICKED opened in Tokyo and a German language production of WICKED opened in Stuttgart in the same year. This show has been running in Australia since 2008.


he Producers of WICKEDtake great pleasure in working with Milan Rokic,Managing Director of BASE Entertainment and local promoter of WICKED. Rokic says, “Get ready Singapore for a musical that is unique, a phenomenon, quite unlike any other show. Music theater lovers and audiences from all different backgrounds will adore WICKED.It’s an enchanting musical with wit and spectacle and a wonderful score, but it also spans the demographic of people from 8 to 80. It brings in audiences who’ve never been to the theater, and never thought they would go and they come out spellbound and wanting more. Singapore is in for a treat.”

The smash-hit musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell,Pippin, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (My So Called Life, Once and Again and thirtysomething) is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Gregory Maguire’s best-selling 1995 novel, has sold more than 3 million copies -2.5 million since WICKED opened on Broadway in 2003. The album sold more than a million copies and the amazing companion book that goes with the show, The Grimmerie, has sold almost 150,000 copies.

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THE ILLUNSIONISTS

 Admit it. It doesn't matter how old you are, and how blase you claim to be towards magic. When the lights dim and the tricks are unveiled, it's tough to reign in the sheer thrill of childlike glee at witnessing something quite so fantastic. Smokes and mirrors they might be, but for a couple of hours, you're allowed to suspend disbelief and open your mind to the most outrageous of tricks and unbelievable of illusions.

And what could possibly be better than a spectacular magic act by one of the most-respected performers in the field? Try five of the world's most-respected performers, together in one space for a show that'd banish any and all preconceived and outdated notions of magic tricks. Don't worry; no David Blaine-esque bizarre self-torturing stunts either.

Just for two weeks from 17 February to 4 March, The Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands will shed the cloak of witchy-green from Wicked -- the Musical , and don a magical cape of a different sort: for the first time ever, five international illlusionists -- Dan Sperry, Brett Daniels, James Dimmare, Phillip Escoffey and Andrew Basso -- will come together for a two-hour show that promises jaw-dropping illusions, spectacular sets and good old-fashioned theatricality.

"The audience is going to be left speechless when they see some of the things these artists are able to achieve," illusion director Brett Daniels declares. For now, details are sketchy, but audiences can expect a Russian roulette, acts of levitation, mind-reading, as well as disappearance acts and escapes. Not particularly groundbreaking it seems, but who knows? Bring an open mind with you, and you might just leave the theatre spellbound.
 


2 comments:

wicked tickets said...

I too love this musical! Wicked is my fave musical ever! I just love it.. See it and LOVE it. It is very different. Stay in the center or as far into the center as you can. Even though far over tickets may not be "unsighted", there is a lot going on on stage.

Wicked said...

I do so love this show. I finally saw it when it came through town on New Year’s Eve 2010 . Love, love. love.