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Wicked

Posted by shanoah on January 26, 2009

Not to mention that they start out acting like a somewhat normal new-age type religion. You don’t find out about the space aliens sharing your personal body space till later, when you’ve spent thousands of dollars on it.

But I’m in a musical mood right now, so let’s play some clips from Wicked:

The Wizard and I

Here we have a young and naive Elphaba starting school and showing the ambition that later gets shattered, and eventually leads to a bucket of water being thrown in her direction. As you can tell, she’s been rather discriminated against because of the color of her skin…

Something Bad

Elphaba starts to learn about the steamy, nasty, bigoted undertones lurking in the land of Oz under the iron fist of the Wizard of Oz. The lady in the wheelchair at the beginning is her sister, btw, who later gets a house dropped on her.

What Is This Feeling?

Elphaba and her snooty roommate Galinda[1] express their true feelings for each other. Idina Menzel does such a a great job of playing the wicked witch…

[1] They eventually manage to resign her to being called Glinda. But it’s so lower-class.

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