‘Wicked’ seats for $25 in raffle

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The broadway musical "Wicked" comes to Salt Lake City's Apollo Theatre July 9th through August 24th as a part of the Broadway Across America Utah productions. Residents have a chance to get $25 tickets before each show. (Joan Marcus)
The Broadway musical “Wicked” comes to Salt Lake City’s Apollo Theatre July 9 through Aug. 24 as a part of the Broadway Across America Utah productions. Residents have a chance to get $25 tickets before each show. (Joan Marcus)

Promoters for the popular Broadway show “Wicked” are giving away a limited number of orchestra seats for $25 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.

The drawing will be held daily for the duration of the production. The show began Tuesday and runs through Aug. 24.

Participants wanting to place their names in the drawing bin will need to show up 2.5 hours prior to showtime. The drawing will occur 30 minutes after names are placed in the drawing bin. Two tickets will be handed out to each participant whose name is drawn. You may only enter once per day but can participate in the drawing every day. Winners must be able to pay with cash.

Participants entering the drawing will need to show a valid form of ID when submitting their entry and again if they win.

“Wicked” is a highly acclaimed musical that has won numerous awards, including three Tony Awards and a Grammy. Its twist on the “Wizard of Oz” creates an exciting new perspective on the classic story.

The Capitol Theatre has hosted the “Wicked” production in the past; the musical is in its third year being performed in downtown Salt Lake City. According to Elisabeth Nebeker, the marketing director for Broadway Across America, the drawing has been a tradition since the first Broadway showing back in 2009.

“It’s really a great way for people to get good seats at a reasonable price for $25,” Nebeker said.

Nebeker is the local promoter for the Salt Lake City area and says that at previous drawings, more than 300 people have shown up to participate.

Joshua Strauther, 23, a resident of Salt Lake City said he will take advantage of the opportunity and will be in line for the drawing.

“That would be dope. Tickets are usually ridiculously expensive. We don’t have money like that to just go see ‘Wicked,'” Strauther said.

Fans from all over Utah, including students, will get a chance to see the musical at a discounted price.

“I definitely think access to discounted tickets is important to students; we don’t always get that here in Utah, so it’s really nice,” said Kassia Roberts, 21, a senior studying viola performance.

Utah has shown that residents are interested in the performing arts and can sell out venues. Hopefully other productions will acknowledge this and continue to bring culturally enhancing performances to Utah.

Showtimes are Tuesday–Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. There are matinee shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., as well as specific matinee showings on July 10 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

For additional ticket purchases, go to ArtTix.org or call 801.355.ARTS.

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