The West End and Broadway musical phenomenon Wicked is so close to my heart for a variety of reasons, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this. I first saw Wicked at Marina Bay Sands on a trip to Singapore with my parents, and I fell in love with the production and the story. But even before I watched the show, I was already in love with the songs, thanks to its massive exposure on the TV show Glee, which I was such a fan of back in the day.
So in love, in fact, that even if my vocal powers couldn’t reach the high notes of “Defying Gravity,” I went ahead and spontaneously performed it in front of almost a hundred people, both embarrassing and empowering myself at the same time. I wasn’t even drunk. LOL.
That’s why I was so excited to learn that Wicked flies back to Manila after its outstanding engagement in 2014, presented by Globe LIVE together with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions. I was invited to the media sneak peek, where bloggers were given backstage access (so envious!), but I was away and missed it. Still, there’s always the show to catch, as it runs from February 2 to March 12 at the Theatre at Solaire.
What’s even better news is, Globe Telecom customers like myself can receive exclusive ticket discounts of up to 15% off! Globe Broadband and Platinum customers can enjoy a 15% discount, while Globe Postpaid and Prepaid customers get 10% off when buying up to six tickets. Broadband subscribers simply have to enter their broadband account number at TicketWorld.com.ph or present their Globe billing statement upon payment to any TicketWorld outlet nationwide.
Meanwhile, Globe Platinum, Postpaid, and Prepaid customers can text GLOBEWICKED to 2363 to receive a unique discount code that can be used at TicketWorld.com.ph or presented upon payment in person at any TicketWorld outlet. (I just got mine!)
Based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, which ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students: a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and Wicked Witch of the West. (I bought and read the book, but I’d have to admit I really prefer the musical.)
Wicked runs Tuesday-Friday at 8PM and Saturday-Sunday at 2PM and 8PM.
For a chance to win tickets to Wicked, stay tuned to Globe’s official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information, text GLOBEWICKED INFO to 2363 for free. Tickets can be purchased via ticketworld.com.ph, at TicketWorld outlets, or by calling 891-9999.
Photo by Matt Crockett