Orlando landmarks will turn green in celebration of 'Wicked'

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ORLANDO, Fla. - In celebration of Wicked flying back to Orlando, the Dr. Phillips Center will turn the City Beautiful into the Emerald City.

On Thursday, January 12th, Wicked's official opening night, the following buildings, monuments, and public art will turn green:

  • Dr. Phillips Center’s Wave Wall and Towers
  • Amway Center Spire
  • City Venues Orlando Sign
  • Tower of Light
  • Lake Eola Fountain
  • LYNX Central Station
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel
  • Aloft Orlando Downtown 
  • Astrogenesis II Sculpture
  • Global Convergence Sculpture
  • Take Flight Sculpture
  • Union Sculpture
  • Cedar of Lebanon Sculpture

The Dr. Phillips Center also announced a $25 ticket lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats at the show. Two and a half hours before each show, people who present themselves at the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office will have their names placed in a lottery drum. 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo I.D. when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. 

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other’s lives for good has made Wicked one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Performances for Wicked will be held from January 11th - 29th in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.