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‘Wicked’ Good: Witches take a Night Off to benefit Habit for Humanity, CityRep and Broadway Cares

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Company Members from the National Tour of “Wicked” will take a night off to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, and CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre).


Habitat and CityRep are well-known and beloved hereabouts. They will join members of the National Touring Company of the smash Broadway hit for a “Witches Night Off” Monday, September 9 in the Freede Little Theatre of the Civic Center Music Hall.


The benefit performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 201 North Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Produced by Wicked company members, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material.


VIP admission is $70 donation, which includes a VIP seat, Wicked tote and playbill signed by all the principle actors. General admission tickets are available for $35.


This Monday night event will include LIVE and SILENT auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and a post show reception with the cast. Live Auction items include:
- Watch the “Greening of Elphaba”, backstage tour, plus 2 house seats for a performance of “Wicked” between Sept. 13-15 or between Sept. 20-21.


-Ride in Glinda’s bubble (the same bubble Kristin Chenoweth flew into the 2004 Tony Awards), backstage tour, plus 2 house seats for a performance of WICKED between Sept. 13-15 or between Sept. 20-21.


-Walk-on role in an actual performance of WICKED, backstage tour, costume fitting, plus 2 house seats for friends and family to come see you in WICKED! between Sept. 13-15 or between Sept. 20-21.


“Witches Night Off” is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes which advance the show’s themes of acceptance and illuminate the musical’s message that people should not be judged on first impressions. In its seven years on the road, the company has raised over $2 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country.


“Wicked” to Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall this month. Opening night was Sept. 4, and continues through Sept. 22. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office (201 North Walker Ave.) and online at www.myticketoffice.com or www.okcciviccenter.com.


Again: Net proceeds from this evening of fun and support for a good cause will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, and CityRep the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre. Admission donations are tax deductible. Tickets are available online at www.myticketoffice.com or by phone at 405.297.2264

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