Wicked Goes Cabaret with ‘Wicked Rocks’

Wicked’s Second National Tour is hosting Wicked Rocks. The event will be a night of cabaret performances.

Company cast members will be featured at the events taking place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Founders Hall. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and Orange County’s Aids Services Foundation.

Wicked Rocks admission is through donation. Tickets can be purchased by calling 949-809-8766 or online at ocasf.org. Cost of admission is $45, $55 and $65. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly is providing wine. Hor d’oevres and soft drinks will be included as part of admission price. Although all our welcome this event is for aimed for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advisable.

Company members are producing the event and will provide performers a chance to step away from their musical roles to explore different styles of dance and music. The show will feature an array of both ensemble and principal cast members. A silent auction will also be held with Wicked memorabilia included in the items. The live auction will provide winning bidders chances to meet the company at Segerstrom Hall backstage as well as the chance for bidding on a Wicked walk on role. Wicked will play at Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting March 8 and running until April 3. Tickets for the Wicked performances can be purchased at sctfa.org.

The address for Segerstrom Center is 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA. Center Tower Parking is the closest parking for Founders Hall and Segerstrom Center. It is located at Avenue of the Arts and Sunflower Avenue. The current parking rate is $10 cash per car.

Wicked Rocks is one of several performance series the touring company is doing throughout the country in support of charitable causes. These also help to advance the musical’s theme of acceptance as well as shed light on Wicked’s message that individuals shouldn’t be judged based on first impressions. Wicked’s touring company believes we need to come together during these divisive times and support the needy, not only in the U.S. but around the world as well. In 2010 Wicked’s Munchkinland Company raised $251,332, more than all other National Tour or Broadway company in the country and had the highest Easter Bonnet collection for the year. The company in just two years of touring has raised more than $800,000 in donations for BC/EFA.

By Julie Harmon On March 9, 2011

All photos made available via creative commons licensing courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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