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Wicked (Musical)

SLGray

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Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (published in 1995), itself a retelling of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.

What are your favorite songs?  Have you seen a live performance?

My favorites songs are:  "Defying Gravity",  "I'm Not That Girl",  "As Long as You're Mine",  and "For Good".



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