Wicked the Musical – ReviewSeptember 18, 2021
Since making its worldwide debut, Wicked has been breaking records at the box offices. The show has been around since 2003, and has been seen by more than 2 million individuals.
The musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel also titled Wicked The puts an unexpected twist on the famous Wizard of Oz story.
Wicked begins a long long time before Dorothy shows up. Wicked tells the story of the relationship between Elphaba and Glinda, the wicked witch of the west and the good witch of the North. Wicked is a tale of intrigue focusing on all the elements of great romances, disagreements, family intrigue, and even a little love triangle. Even more than that, the story even gives the audience a few tasteful references about the old movie we’ve all seen.
The story begins with the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. After Glinda, the good Witch of the North, arrives the citizens of Oz ask her if she actually knew the Wicked witch. Reluctant to answer, she eventually acknowledges they had met back at the University.
The scene changes, as Glinda begins to recall the past. Elphaba’s mother, Melena, it is revealed, is cheating on her husband. Her actions result in a child, whom she names Elphaba. Perhaps as a result of the liquid that Melena was given by the man she was cheating with, Elphaba is born an unnatural green color. Frex, Melena’s husband, is ashamed of his daughter.
Eventually Frex and Melena have another daughter whom they name Nessarose who is born a cripple. Frex, who never got over his embarrassment of Elphaba, adores Nessarose. When Nessa is old enough, Frex sends her to Shiz University. He also sends Elphaba, although she goes as a mere attendant. And as a parting gift, Frex gives Nessarose a pair of slippers.
After arriving at the University, Elphaba’s surprised by how quickly her plans change. Madame Morrible, the school’s headmistress, discovers the young girl’s talent for magic. She 토토 꽁머니 compels Elphaba to enroll in the school’s curriculum specifically geared to students with magical abilities. In addition, while Elphaba had expected to be staying with her sister, she ends up rooming with Galinda, a stuck up, bratty, rich witch. The beginning of their relationship, as can be expected, is rocky.
Elphaba loves her classes, although she encounters problems. Dr. Dillamond, her favorite professor, who is also talking animal, discusses a strange occurrence happening throughout Oz. All the animals are forgetting how to speak. This news is incredibly troubling to Elphaba although she feels helpless. When Dillamond is kicked out of Shiz because he is a talking animal, all of that changes. The first action of the Professor who takes Dillamond’s spot, causes Elphaba to spring to action when he traps a lion in a cage. She rescues the lion, and vows to make it her life’s goal to protect all of the animals of Oz.
After that occurs, the Wizard of Oz summons both Elphaba and Galinda who have since become friends. Galinda, at this time, changes her name to Glinda. After meeting him, though, Elphaba realizes that he is incapable of doing anything by himself. She becomes disillusioned, and escapes from the Wizard on a broomstick.
Around Oz, rumors are running rampant that Elphaba can be melted by having water poured on her-a rumor that infuriates Fiyero (Glinda’s fiance and Elphaba’s secret admirer). Fiyero hears the rumor and leaves to find Elphaba. In the end, he leaves his beautiful Glinda for the misunderstood but wonderfully good hearted Elphaba, which hurts Glinda deeply.
It isn’t long before Elphaba has to leave Fiyero, however. Elphaba gets wind that her sister might be in trouble. She leaves Fiyero right away, only to find that her sister has been killed by a house landing on her. This marks the arrival of Dorothy and her dog Toto. Elphaba is made furious when Dorothy steals the slippers (given by Frex to his daughter in the first act) right off of Nessa’s feet.