Wicked: The Musical

Synopsis (From the Wicked London Site)

When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, re-imagined the land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who first meet as Sorcery Students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Creative Team

Stephen Schwartz: Music/Lyrics
Winnie Holzman: Book
Joe Mantello: Director
Wayne Cilento: Musical Staging
Eugene Lee: Scenic Designer
Susan Hilferty: Costume Designer
Kenneth Posner: Lighting Designer
Tony Meola: Sound Designer

Musical Numbers
Act I
"No One Mourns the Wicked" - Glinda and Citizens of Oz
"Dear Old Shiz" - Students
"The Wizard and I" - Elphaba
"What is this Feeling?" - Galinda, Elphaba and Students
"Something Bad" - Dr Dillamond and Elphaba
"Dancing Through Life" - Fiyero, Galinda, Boq, Nessarose, Elphaba and Students
"Popular"-  Galinda
"I'm Not That Girl" - Elphaba
"One Short Day" - Elphaba, Glinda and Denizens of the Emerald City
"A Sentimental Man" - The Wizard
"Defying Gravity" - Elphaba, Glinda, Guards and Citizens of Oz

Act II

"No One Mourns the Wicked" (Reprise) - Citizens of Oz
"Thank Goodness" - Glinda, Morrible and Citizens of Oz
"The Wicked Witch of the East" - Elphaba, Nessarose and Boq
"Wonderful" - The Wizard
"I'm Not That Girl" (Reprise) - Glinda
"As Long As You're Mine" - Elphaba and Fiyero
"No Good Deed" - Elphaba
"March of the Witch Hunters" - Boq and Citizens of Oz
"For Good" - Glinda and Elphaba
"Finale" - All

Below: Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel & the Original Broadway Cast (Photo: Joan Marcus)