The Abbey Presents an Exclusive Night With the Cast of WICKED
If you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical, WICKED, drop whatever you’re doing and get to The Abbey on Thursday, January 26. The cast will be taking a break from their Orlando performances, running from now through January 29 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, to stage an intimate and exclusive event for their loyal fans. Best of all, it’s for a great cause! This exciting, one-night-only event, known as WICKED After Dark begins with a VIP reception at 8:30 p.m., followed by two shows in one beginning at 10:00 p.m. Net proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the GLBT Center of Central Florida. With the proceeds, The Center will fund counseling for members of the community, survivors, and family members of the Pulse tragedy. This free counseling will be offered on a walk-in basis for as long as it’s needed within our community, which is still mending after the events of June 12.
The night’s opening act is Florida-native Rachel Potter and her band Steel Union. A world-renowned country music artist who rose to stardom on the hit television show, X-Factor, Rachel is a Broadway veteran and former cast member of WICKED. Steel Union’s performance will be immediately followed by a special song and dance cabaret from the cast of WICKED. The event, produced by the company members of the Broadway show, will allow the performers to take a break from their critically-acclaimed roles to perform in a more intimate setting.
Guests can take part in a live auction for many fabulous prizes such as a chance to watch the “greenifying” of the dastardly witch that gives the production its iconic name, along with a backstage tour, and two tickets to one of WICKED’s final Orlando performances. Other opportunities include a chance to watch the show from the stage manager’s desk, and the ability to get into costume for a walk-on role for three scenes of the Tony Award-winning show. There will be special merchandise on sale as well. Tickets for this must-see event are available for as low as $35. Act fast because they’re sure to go quickly. VIP tickets to WICKED After Dark are also on sale, which entitles the guest to reserved seating, a pre-show reception, light hors d’oeuvres, and two complimentary drinks.