Wicked Quotes by Stephen Schwartz
WICKED: The Musical
Learn about Show-Score's most frequently reviewed show: the Broadway sensation, "Wicked". What is "Wicked" about? Everyone knows the story about Dorothy, her infamous ruby red slippers, and her adventures in the Land of Oz, but not all people know the history of her emerald green nemesis, the Witch of the West, and how she became so wicked. Luckily that all changed in when "Wicked" came to Broadway, as a brand new musical about the witches of Oz. In the story of "Wicked", Elphaba, a shy, fiery, and smart young girl with green skin and strong magical powers, attended Shiz University. However, after the headmistress of Shiz, Madam Morrible, took Nessa into her own care at the university, Elphaba was forced to find a roommate in none other than Galinda. She was another strong witch and a match for Elphaba.
A cultural phenomenon, Wicked has been casting a spell over audiences across the world for 15 years. Starting before Dorothy arrives in Oz, it deals with the complexities of good and evil, as well as social preconceptions. Opening in on Broadway, its familiar-yet-different story and fiercely talented cast made it an instant success. With an incredible score — including Defying Gravity, Popular and No One Mourns The Wicked, all of which have become musical anthems — sung by Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, the musical won favour from both audiences and critics. Brought together by fate on the first day of sorcery school, the unlikely pair form a profound bond neither expected. The famed wizard reveals the differences between Elphaba and Glinda, forcing them on two very different paths which eventually lead to them fulfilling their destinies as The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Sign in. The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West; feature film based on the Broadway musical. A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz's most famous or infamous characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good Witch. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her "wicked," introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans' understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.