It’s a little bit sad but I have nearly every song from the Broadway smash, “Wicked,” on my iPod — completely memorized. And yet, I’ve never seen the show.

Well, that’s about to change.

The multi-award winning musical is headed to the Twin Cities Aug. 11 to Sept. 19, making a triumphant six-week return to the Orpheum Theatre.

After two more-than-successful runs in 2006 and 2008, “Wicked” is back for what’s undoubtedly going to be another sold-out rendezvous.

I’ve always wanted to see this musical and somehow always seem to just miss it. When it came to Minneapolis in 2006, I was headed to Washington, D.C. for an internship. Then it came back in 2008, and I was living in oh-so-cultureless Green Bay. When I was visiting New York, I missed the “Wicked” tour by a mere four days.

But finally — finally! — I will have a chance to see the show that I’ve known the lyrics to for years. I’m getting giddy just thinking of the possibility of context — sweet context — to songs I’ve only imagined how they’d be performed.

Tickets for the three-time Tony Award winner are on sale now for Hennepin Theatre Trust donors, current Broadway season ticket holders and groups of 20 or more.

Information for single ticket sales will posted by Hennepin Theatre Trust as soon as it’s available.

For more information about the show, click here.


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