Tickets to WICKED, a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (”My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, will first go on sale to the general public on Saturday, June 20 at 7 a.m. at the Civic Center Ticket Office.

Ticket buyers are invited to special festivities that morning from 7 to 10 a.m. as tickets will only be available for purchase at the Civic Center Ticket Office. At 10 a.m., tickets will then go on sale by phone at (800) 745-3000, online at and at all Ticketmaster locations. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling (515) 246-2320.

WICKED, Des Moines’ most eagerly anticipated stage production, will begin performances at the Civic Center on Sept. 23 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

In Des Moines, WICKED will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. Ticket range from $32.50 to $127.50. All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $2.50.