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April 05, 2009

Wicked


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The musical Wicked first opened on October 30, 2003. I actually got to see this musical in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre. Anyways, Wicked is supposed to be a story that takes place before the Wizard of Oz. There are two women named Elphaba (wicked witch) and Galinda (good witch), who are able to look past their differences and become good friends. In the end, they had to part ways in which Elphaba becomes the bad witch and Galinda is the good witch.

The theme prevalent in the musical is friendship. The song "What is This Feeling" is about Elphaba and Galinda getting to know one another and all the things that they loath about each other, but this only is the start of their friendship. They end up becoming great friends. "Defying Gravity" discusses the two working together as friends on a team.

(Last time, please copy and paste the links for some music)
Theme of friendship:
What Is This Feeling (skip to the 1 minute mark for the song to start)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud21pqKeSuw

Popular
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8VWf8noqE0

Defying Gravity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRUeEJQSKbs

For Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJaZO2nfGg

Posted by kimchau at April 5, 2009 03:54 PM

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