For those who know me, you would have heard me profess my love for Wicked on numerous occasions. It is truly my favorite musical and next Sunday, I will be seeing the show for a third time.
Forget what you remember from The Wizard of Oz, because Wicked: The Musical takes a very different yellow brick road when unveiling the not-so-Wonderful World of Oz. Based loosely on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the musical tells the tale of Elphaba and how she earned her dreaded title.
Elphaba (green as a result of the tonic her mother drank during her pregnancy) discovers the real man behind the curtain and the Wizard’s evil plans to change life in Oz forever. In her quest to stop his schemes, the Wizard spreads lies about Elphaba and the citizens of Oz begin to fear for their lives. Out this widespread panic, tales of the Wicked Witch of the West fly out of control.
Throughout the story, Elphaba displays characteristics of strength, passion and compassion and fears nothing, not even her fateful destiny. The cause is greater than what people may think of her or what could happen to her. Though she may wear a “wicked” label for the rest of her life, the truth is quite the opposite.
Every song from this Tony award winning show moves me and each song is better than the next. However, the climactic scene at the end of Act 1 definitely steals the show and always takes my breath away.
I suppose I love this musical because I connect with Elphaba. People will believe what they want about me, but in the end, I can live with myself. I take comfort in the fact that I am a kind, good-hearted, honest person filled with strength and courage. In every aspect of my life, I am passionate about what I do as a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a runner, a writer, a blogger and a mom’s group organizer.
To those who’d ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
I’m flying high
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!
I have not seen this before.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week.
Great song. Wow I guess I need to see Wicked. Just visiting from Kelly Korner and Music Monday.
We had a trip planned to NYC in early 2007 and I think Wicked had just opened (I could be wrong) but it was the showed we picked to see. Unfortunately, a huge snow storm hit and we had to cancel our trip. One day, I’ll get to see it…
Happy MM to you also!!
I have wanted to see this musical and now watching this I really really want to see it! Thank you.
Love to you
That’s really great! I have not seen this and would love to! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Now I want to see the whole musical. This is just a wonderful choice and thank you for sharing this. Excellent my friend. 🙂
one of my favorite shows for sure!
Wow makes me wish I had seen the whole play maybe if it comes to L.A……
It looks like my kind of play. I wish we had those here.
“People will believe what they want about me, but in the end, I can live with myself.” How true!
very cool – I liked the book but have yet to catch the musical. Thanks for sharing
i love love this song! can’t wait to see this play!
never seen the show but that song is kewl. the last show I went to was spamalot (big surprise, I know)
What a great post. I can relate to this as I’m sure I have some labels attached to me but I know who I am and if others want to label me, then they’re missing out. I would love to see Wicked – enjoy the show this weekend.
Have you read the book? Yowza. Much more risque.
oh my gosh! i love wicked – the book. i’ve been wanting to see the musical forever. i’ve heard the Glee cast version of this song but i love this one too 🙂
thanks for stopping by and happy (late) MM! 🙂
enjoy the show for the 3rd time (that’s awesome by the way)!
I read the book. Loved it : ) I would love to see this as well! : )
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