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Wicked :: A Broadway Musical Review

Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker
Wicked the Broadway Musical

Did you ever wonder how the Wicked Witch of the West became so Wicked? She wasn’t always that way. Mad TV’s Nicole Parker stars as Elphaba in the hit Broadway musical, Wicked.

Green-skinned Girl

Elphaba was just like any other college student: ambitious, smart, determined. But she had one quality that made her stand out from the rest, and not in a good way—Elphaba was born with green skin. All her life people cringed at the sight of her. But somehow she remained a kind, generous person, just hoping to be accepted.


Good vs. Wicked

Elphaba enrolls in college to look after her sister, whose twisted legs have left her in a wheelchair. Immediately, Glinda (a high-maintenance, self-absorbed blond, who happens to be the most popular girl in school) and Elphaba become enemies, only to find themselves sharing a dorm room. Gradually, the girls begin to see the good in each other and over time become best friends.


The Wizard’s Request

The Wizard of Oz requests a meeting with Elphaba after learning about her magical gift. But Elphaba’s excitement is shattered when she discovers that the Wonderful Wizard wants to use her for her powers. Elphaba can’t take it anymore. She’s sick of being used, taunted and treated like garbage. When she refuses to help the Wizard and escapes with his spellbook, he sends out a message to all of Oz declaring her a Wicked Witch.


The Perfect Cast

Those who loved the Wizard of Oz, and even those who haven’t seen it, will love Wicked. The play tells the original story from the Wicked Witch’s perspective, making us understand that her heart was never evil. Nicole Parker and Alli Mauzey dazzled the audience with their interpretation of Elphaba and Glinda the Good. Both girls brought humor and harmony to the stage.


A Fairy Tale Set

While the play was cast well and the 21 song and dance numbers well-choreographed, perhaps the most striking part of the show was the costumes and set. The gowns, masks and civilian costumes used in the production were elaborate and eye-catching. And the constantly-changing set was colorful, magical and realistic.


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Im obsessed with the song "Defying Gravity"
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