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'Wicked' company to hold Witches' Night Off fundraiser

ATLANTA -- Joining Hearts, Inc. and members of the national touring company of Wicked will host “Witches’ Night Off,” an evening of song and dance at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts on Monday, Mar. 2.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc.

Produced by company members of Wicked, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. Witches' Night Off is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes. The Wicked Munchkinland Tour has raised over $2.8 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country.

VIP admission is $100, which includes a pre-show reception Holliday and Wicked cast members, preferred seating, and a gift. Regular admission tickets are also available for $35, and student tickets are $20 with a proper student ID. The purchase of event tickets is tax deductible. Please call (404) 894-9601 or visit www.ferstcenter.org to buy tickets

This event will include live auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. Live auction items include:

* Watch the "greenifying" of OZ’s most infamous lady. This experience includes a backstage tour plus two house seats for a performance of WICKED between Wednesday, Mar. 4 and Saturday, Mar. 7.

* A chance to "sit in the pit" with the musicians who bring you the Grammy nominated music of Wicked. You will hear the show with so many intricacies you never knew existed.

* A walk-on role in Wicked; you can win the chance to wear a Tony-winning costume and be in three scenes of Broadway’s favorite musical.

Wicked will return to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater Feb. 18 through Mar. 8. Tickets start at $33 and are available by visiting foxtheatre.org/wicked, calling 1-855-285-8499, or visiting the box office (660 Peachtree Street NE). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

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