History Theatre / Wicked

5th Mar '17 6:32:09 AM JMQwilleran
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* TitleDrop: Often at the beginning and end of the first act, and even more so in the second act.

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* TitleDrop: Often at the beginning and end of the first act, and even more so in the second act. Could also be considered a TitleThemeTune with "No One Mourns the Wicked."
10th Feb '17 10:52:17 AM masterofthehouse
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* WhamLine: Two of them, after the Scarecrow comes onstage following [[spoiler:Elphaba's "death"]].
-->'''Scarecrow''' ''(knocking on the floor where [[spoiler:Elphaba melted]])'': It worked!
-->''(He opens a [[spoiler:hidden trap door, and out pops Elphaba]])''
-->'''[[spoiler:Elphaba]]''': [[spoiler:Fiyero]]?
10th Jan '17 12:22:08 AM pvsage
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* ThePowerOfLegacy: {{Inverted}}. Elphaba implores Glinda ''not'' to clear her name and instead let Oz remember her as the Wicked Witch of the West. Glinda acquiesces.
29th Dec '16 9:19:32 AM OddHack
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Elphaba and Nessa are nameless in the book and MGM movie, but got their names in the book, which the musical adapted. [[spoiler: Fiyero could count too, as the Scarecrow had no name in the original book and movie. And since the "Wicked" book doesn't actualy portray Fiyero and the Scarecrow as the same person, the Scarecrow isn't named in the book either, only in the musical.]]

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Elphaba and Nessa are nameless in the Baum's book and the MGM movie, but movie. They got their names in the Maguire's book, which the musical adapted. [[spoiler: Fiyero could count too, as the Scarecrow had no name in the original book and movie. And since the "Wicked" book doesn't actualy portray Fiyero and the Scarecrow as the same person, the Scarecrow isn't named in the book either, only in the musical.]]
19th Dec '16 6:30:12 AM ectostar
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Things change, however, when Professor Dillamond, their TalkingAnimal teacher, is suddenly dismissed from his profession. Trying to discover where the nation's sudden bouts of racism stem from, Elphaba and Galinda -- now going by Glinda -- make the trip to Emerald City, to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. However, thanks to a LoveDodecahedron involving Fiyero, Nessarose, and a timid young man named Boq, things become a lot more complicated than they had counted on. And as the two girls find themselves sucked into the plot of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', it becomes inevitable that one becomes the Good Witch Glinda -- and the other, the Wicked Witch Of The West.

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Things change, however, when Professor Doctor Dillamond, their TalkingAnimal teacher, is suddenly dismissed from his profession. Trying to discover where the nation's sudden bouts of racism stem from, Elphaba and Galinda -- now going by Glinda -- make the trip to Emerald City, to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. However, thanks to a LoveDodecahedron involving Fiyero, Nessarose, and a timid young man named Boq, things become a lot more complicated than they had counted on. And as the two girls find themselves sucked into the plot of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', it becomes inevitable that one becomes the Good Witch Glinda -- and the other, the Wicked Witch Of The West.



* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Professor Dillamond is extremely passionate about his beliefs about [[FantasticRacism the prejudice against]] [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]] [[FantasticRacism in the school system]] and his fears about what is happening to them, [[spoiler:fears which turn out to be correct]].

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* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Professor Doctor Dillamond is extremely passionate about his beliefs about [[FantasticRacism the prejudice against]] [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]] [[FantasticRacism in the school system]] and his fears about what is happening to them, [[spoiler:fears which turn out to be correct]].
19th Dec '16 6:29:10 AM ectostar
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''Wicked'' is the story of Elphaba, a girl who was born with green skin after her mother had an encounter with a traveling stranger. Soon after, her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth]] to Elphaba's wheelchair-user sister, Nessarose, and Elphaba grows up as TheUnfavorite and full of survivor guilt.

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''Wicked'' is the story of Elphaba, a girl who was born with green skin after her mother had an encounter with a traveling stranger. Soon after, her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth]] to Elphaba's wheelchair-user sister, Nessarose, and Elphaba grows up as TheUnfavorite and full of survivor guilt.
SurvivorGuilt.
19th Dec '16 6:28:18 AM ectostar
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''Wicked'' is the story of Elphaba, a girl who was born with green skin after her mother had an encounter with a traveling stranger. Soon after, her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth]] to Elphaba's wheelchair-bound sister, Nessarose, and Elphaba grows up as TheUnfavorite and full of survivor guilt.

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''Wicked'' is the story of Elphaba, a girl who was born with green skin after her mother had an encounter with a traveling stranger. Soon after, her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth]] to Elphaba's wheelchair-bound wheelchair-user sister, Nessarose, and Elphaba grows up as TheUnfavorite and full of survivor guilt.
15th Dec '16 12:23:28 PM CarolC
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* WhatTheHellHero?
** At the start of "Defying Gravity," Elphaba and Glinda call out on their own respective ambitions but ultimately try to come to an understanding.
** Glinda briefly calls out on Elphaba, [[spoiler: who's gone mad trying to get back her late sister's shoes]], for subjecting Dorothy and Toto to her wrath.
10th Nov '16 1:38:25 PM JMQwilleran
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** "I'd be so happy I could melt" from "The Wizard and I". And "When people see me, they will ''scream''..." More poignant: "Someday there'll be a celebration throughout Oz that's all to do... with me!" There is, but it's celebrating her death.

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** "I'd be so happy I could melt" from "The Wizard and I". And "When people see me, they will ''scream''..." More poignant: "Someday there'll be a celebration throughout Oz that's all to do... with me!" There is, but it's celebrating her death. Although, on this last one, she does admit that "True, the vision's hazy."
10th Nov '16 1:15:53 PM JMQwilleran
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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The opening song, "No One Mourns the Wicked," has this:
-->'''Midwife''' and '''Father''': I see a nose / I see a curl / It's a healthy, perfect, lovely, little...
-->'''Father''': (''seeing that Elphaba is green'') Sweet Oz!
-->'''Mother''': What is it? What's wrong?
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