Wicked returns to Atlanta's Fox Theatre in October

Two years ago, "Wicked" broke existing box office records at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. It also sold out in record time.

"Wicked," the musical about the witches of Oz, returns to the Fox Oct. 8-Nov. 2. Before Dorothy from Kansas drops in, two girls meet in Oz. One is green-skinned and misunderstood; the other blonde and popular. "Wicked" tells the story of how these two girls, once friends, become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

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”), "Wicked" is based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

The show can be seen at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $29-$125, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 2.

Locally, tickets may be purchased at Publix grocery stores or at the Columbus Civic Center's box office. Tickets may be charged at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 706-494-8330.

The Atlanta Broadway Series has expanded its reach by presenting a new series at the Cobb energy Performing Arts Centre, as well as continuing its series at the Fox Theatre