Do you want to experience the magic of the “Wizard of Oz??? in a new perspective and know this classic novel’s untold stories? Here’s the perfect musical play you have to watch out for: “Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz??? or simply, “Wicked???. Yes, the story is told this time from the perspective of two witches in the Land of Oz, and that’s why it is definitely something fresh for those who haven’t yet watched any of the “Wicked??? stage performances.
Written by Winnie Holzman with music and lyrics composed by Stephen Schwartz, this is a musical stage adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West???. The plot basically tells the conflict between two rival witches who happen to be both in love with the same guy. These two witches are the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) and the Good Witch of the North (Glinda). They both struggle through their opposing viewpoints and personalities, added by the corrupt government of the Wizard. Of course, the story also includes the arrival of Dorothy in the Land of Oz and her adventure over the wicked witch’s loathing. She is still the girl sent from Kansas that in the end triumphed to defeat Elphaba in this version of the story.
The plot of “Wicked??? is actually a flashback that shows how Elphaba and Glinda, who used to be friends and co-students at the Shiz University, became mortal enemies and battle against each other until Elphaba’s death (shown at the beginning of the plot). It was also revealed in the story how each of the witches gained their skills and powers as well as how they became related to the Great Wizard of Oz. Other than that, “Wicked??? includes where Dorothy’s Ozian friends – the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the cowardly Lion – actually came from and how they got involved in the rivalry between the two witches. Several never-heard characters (those not found in the traditional Wizard of Oz story), including the real “Tin Man???, “Scarecrow???, and “Lion??? were introduced in the story as well.
Moreover, there have been rumors about a film adaptation of “Wicked??? since 2004. It was only in July 2012 when Universal Studios confirmed that they are on the realization stage of the film’s production. Last year, many “Wicked??? fans have already anticipated that the great success of the film adaptation of “Les Miserables??? will be followed soon by the “Wicked??? film. However, as of now, no casting or any significant details about the upcoming film have been revealed to the public and thus, it has been concluded that the film currently takes a slow production process.
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