Wicked Musical Analysis

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Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on a book by Winnie Holzman. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz. Wicked celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway on 30 October 2013. It is the 9th longest-Broadway show, surpassing Beauty and the Beast. A typical performance runs for approximately two hours and thirty minutes. Wicked is famous for a long history, mighty messages and admirable songs. Wicked is a splendid show and have a long history. First, the story of Wicked is about two young witches. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman named Elphaba, born with emerged-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing extraordinary talent. When she meets a woman named Glinda, a bubbly blond, their initial rivalry…show more content…
This song is a part of the dorm room scene in the hit musical Wicked. In the book Defying Gravity: the creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, you can read about how Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman conceived of the Wicked dorm room scene where Glinda decides to give Elphaba a makeover. “Popular” sung by Kristin Chenoweth is the most “popular.” Second song is “Defying Gravity.” Stephen planned the first act climax of Wicked in his mind as he conceptualized the musical. The song represents Elphaba’s transformation. She had grown up as a social out cast. During the song, she makes resolution for a new direction in her life. She no longer wants love if it “comes at much too high a cost.” Idina Menzel sings “Defying Gravity” in the best way. Third song is “For Good.” Stephen considers “For Good” one of the best songs he has written. The song was written for the show to try to express the leading characters’ feelings as they are seeing each other for the last time. They had changed each other “for good.” This song is also sung by other TV drama such as
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