Mariand Torres & Erin Mackey in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus - 0117r2

‘Wicked’ announces daily Denver lottery for $25 seats

Performances for hit musical’s sixth Denver engagement begin May 8 at Buell Theatre

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for Wicked, which returns to The Buell Theatre for five weeks only, May 8 through June 9.

Michael Wartella as Boq in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus (0013r)(1)

Michael Wartella, who plays Boq in ‘Wicked,’ starred in the DCPA Theatre Company’s ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Buell Theatre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in person at The Buell box office, with a 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. Only one entry is allowed per person. Tickets are subject to availability.

The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart and courage.”

Having recently celebrated its 15th anniversary on Broadway, Wicked is the winner of more than 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. Wicked has been performed in more than 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese. Wicked has amassed more than $4.6 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide.

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  • Writers: Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Winnie Holzman
  • Director: Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento
  • Dates: May 8-June 9
  • Where: Buell Theatre
  • Tickets: Available by calling 303-893-4100, in person in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at 14th and Curtis streets or, online by clicking here:

Note: Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the ONLY authorized ticket provider for Wicked in Denver. As with all productions produced and/or presented by the DCPA, ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party run the risk of overpaying or purchasing illegitimate tickets. Patrons should be aware that the DCPA is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance. Patrons found in violation of the DCPA Ticket Purchase and Sale Terms and Policies  may have all of their tickets canceled.

Wicked: Photo gallery

Mariand Torres & Erin Mackey in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus - 0117r2

Mariand Torres and Erin Mackey in ‘Wicked.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.


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