Based on the Gregory Maguire novel, which re-imagines the witches of Oz, the Tony award-winning musical Wicked has had a fairy tale Broadway run, recouping its $14 million production costs just 14 months after it opened. It is now preparing to take that Broadway success on the road, yellow brick or not, for its North American Tour.
Wicked Tour Productions asked TOMCAT USA to make some custom items for the tour. Working with the production company, TOMCAT designed and manufactured a 132’ span of electric truss – based on a custom version of the EDDY Award-winning TOMCAT Swing Wing Truss. The span was designed to come in three sections, each measuring 36" x 30" x 44'.
In addition, TOMCAT also built four sets of lighting towers, as well as a cyc boom and cyc trusses. Each tower is 25" x 30", with heights ranging from 15' to 25' and the set of cyc booms and cyc trusses are 18" x 24" wide towers created to house strip lights–the towers vary in height from 22'-6" to 29'-3" tall.
All of these items were shipped to PRG Lighting in New Jersey, to be fitted with electrics before the tour’s first stop in Toronto opening March 8. After a 7-week engagement, the tour will be in Chicago from April 29 - June 12, with more dates to be announced soon.