At last, we're "Popular."
Fourteen months from now, Wicked will be "Defying Gravity" and then landing in Spokane. Those two weeks in May 2011, along with a single night next winter that marks the arrival of Spring Awakening, are the highlights of the Best of Broadway Spokane season announced yesterday. Here's the line-up:
Oct. 6-9, 2010: South Pacific
Oct. 18: Liza Minnelli
Oct. 27: The Capitol Steps
Nov. 5: Stomp
Dec. 1: Spring Awakening
Feb. 10-13, 2011: Legally Blonde: The Musical
March 24-27, 2011: 9 to 5: The Musical
April 22-23, 2011: Cats
May 15-29, 2011: Wicked
Ten-to-1: That's the ratio of mainstream thinking to nonconformity here, apparently (given the number of performance days given over to the February-March-April shows to that solitary day in December).
And we're pretty sure they got the date and venue wrong for Liza Minnelli, because a couple of weeks from now at the Arena is that "Walking With Dinosaurs" thing.