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Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 23 July - 07 August 2021
Category Live Event


All performances of Wicked will unfortunately not proceed due the restrictions of the current NSW Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are currently working with the producers to determine whether these performances can be rescheduled to future dates.
Our Box Office team will be in contact with you in due course to discuss either rescheduling of your tickets or processing of a full refund as soon as we can confirm what is possible.
Please bear with us while we work through the process and the evolving situation.
We thank you for your patience and will look forward to being in touch and seeing you at Riverside Theatres again soon.

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres present

The Defining Musical of the Decade.” – The New York Times

Five years after their hit original production, Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres will be defying gravity again in their upcoming production of Wicked this July and August. Starring Ashleigh Taylor (American Idiot, Wicked) reprising her role as Elphaba and Packemin favourite Wayne Scott Kermond (Singin’ In the Rain, Anything Goes) returning as The Wizard.

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz and formed an unlikely but profound friendship: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will test their friendship to the limit and ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Accessible Performance:
The Friday 6 August 7:30pm performance will be  Audio Described and Auslan Interpreted.
A Tactile Tour will be available for the Audio Described performance at 6pm – bookings essential – What’s this?

Performance Warnings:
This performance contains smoke haze and loud noises and is recommended for ages 7+.
This performance contains a lockout and latecomers will be permitted at the first appropriate moment in the show.

Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. Following the latest Public Health Orders, unless exempt, masks are mandatory for all patrons being 13+ years old at all times.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Photography by Grant Leslie

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Winnie Holzmann
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Orchestrations by William David Brohn
Music Arrangements Alex Lacamoire & Stephen Oremus

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

Director Jessica Fallico
Musical Director Peter Hayward
Original Choreographer Amy Campbell
Revival Choreographer Cameron Boxall

Elphaba Ashleigh Taylor
Glinda Emily Cascarino
Wizard Wayne Scott Kermond
Fiyero Matthew Manahan
Nessarose Anastasia Feneri
Madame Morrible Monique Lewis-Reynolds
Boq Sean Harrison
Dr Dillamond Haji Myrteza
Chistery & Shenshen Fiorella Bamba
Pfanee Claire Rodrigues

Elphaba Understudy Nikole Music
Glinda Understudy Jacqui Bramwell
Fiyero Understudy Sam Harmon
Nessarose Understudy Daniella Delfin
Wizard Understudy Jordan Vassallo
Chistery Understudy Joshua Dormer

Aden Abeleda, Felicity Amos, Fiorella Bamba, Callista Banks, Jordan Berry, Brittany Biles, Jackson Bunting, Bethany Chew, Sally Dangar, Ashley Dawes, Paul Duncan, Ethan Dzang, Lyndon Frykberg, Georgie Finnigan, Levi Gardner, Laura Garrick, Georgia Gourlay, Ellyn Gwillim, Felicity Jackson, Siroun Jelenkerian, Tom Kelly, Max Kendrick, Nathaniel Lawson, Jordan Lazarus, Naomi Leader, Hannah Mackay, Rachael Mayrick, Krystal Meyer, Jim Mitchell, Jadd Munzer, Ally Palmer, Victoria Perkas, Georgia Putt, Courtney Quin, Adam Ring, Jacinta Robertson, Claire Rodrigues, Chloe Rosenberg, Katelyn Ryan, Sebastian Sabir, Matthew Simmons, Kathryn Solomou, Megan Stack, Bethany Taylor, Daniel Timmins, Liam Vicari, Daniel Walsh, Gerwin Widjaja, Luke Zoglmeyer

(Stages 4 – 6)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

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For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Ticket Prices

RIVERSIDE MEMBERSFriday, Saturday and Sunday Performances $44.75 - $59.75
Wednesday and Thursday Performances $42 - $57
Preview Performance $44
NON-MEMBERSFriday, Saturday and Sunday Performances $49.75 - $64.75
Wednesday and Thursday Performances $47 - $62
Preview Performance $30 - $49
SCHOOL GROUPSPreview Performance $25

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Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60