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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby debussygirl » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:29 pm

When I went to see it my cousin was obsessed with the flying monkeys. She said she was going to become one.
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby alellie » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:39 pm

I watched it during summer break of last year for my birthday, and I absolutely love it! I wish I could've seen the one with the original cast though. It'd be nice to see Idina play Elphaba.
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby Hey There Elizah » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:48 pm

i saw this last month for my birthday in atlanta and it was the most amazing thing i have ever seen!!!
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby debussygirl » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:27 pm

Unfortunately it's leaving Los Angeles, so I won't get to see it again for a long time if ever. :( I heard for the last few shows that Idina and Kristen are going to be in them! :o I wanna go sooooo bad!
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby Edward Cullen Fan » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:03 pm

I haven't seen the musical or read the book, but I have the book. Is the musical close to the book? And are the sequels as good? I really want to read it and see it, but I don't know of anywhere near where I live that would show it. I have a little bit of an idea what it's about, but not much.
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby Hey There Elizah » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:15 pm

The musical and the book are way different.

The book is much darker. It's something I would never let my child under 16 or 17 read. There are some pretty graphic sex scenes. The ending is much sadder. The story in the book is not a fairy tale by any means. It will always change the way you look at the Wizard of Oz.

The play is much lighter. It very different but the extraordinary magnitude of the the play overshadows that. Normally I would have picked apart every detailed difference of the play and the book but I was in such aw of the beauty of it that I didn't even care. It was an amazing experience! We are going again next year. It was so good that my boyfriend even liked it... and he is not the musicals type.

Read the book. It won't disappoint.
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby EdwardsPrincess » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:42 pm

Hey There Elizah wrote:The musical and the book are way different.

The book is much darker. It's something I would never let my child under 16 or 17 read. There are some pretty graphic sex scenes. The ending is much sadder. The story in the book is not a fairy tale by any means. It will always change the way you look at the Wizard of Oz.

The play is much lighter. It very different but the extraordinary magnitude of the the play overshadows that. Normally I would have picked apart every detailed difference of the play and the book but I was in such aw of the beauty of it that I didn't even care. It was an amazing experience! We are going again next year. It was so good that my boyfriend even liked it... and he is not the musicals type.

Read the book. It won't disappoint.



^^Agree completely! The Wizard of Oz was my favorite movie as a kid...still is today! I Have read the books & they are much different than that of the stage.

It definitely does change your outlook on the way you view the Wizard of Oz....though it does answer the question of WHY "Elphaba" aka The Wicked Witch....was so wicked!
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby JenJen2112 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:53 pm

I have read the book, I loved the Wizard of Oz as a kid and I still love it today...I learned about the book while I was in the hospital from one of my really awesome nurses...I'm reading Son of a Witch right now which is the sequel to Wicked...its pretty good so far...Maguire is a really creative writer to think of these stories from the opposite perspective...I'm hoping to get Confessions of an Ugly Step-Sister for Christmas...I'm also hoping to get tickets to Wicked which is playing in Detroit and Chicago (I live in Michigan so either one works for me) and I know its different from the book but I still think the general story will translate to the stage...I would've seen it sooner but being a completely broke college student things like that don't work out very often!
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby Hey There Elizah » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:30 pm

I didn't like Son of a Witch.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister was good though.
I was to read his new book A Lion Among Men. It's the third book in the Wicked series.
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Re: The Muscial Wicked

Postby JenJen2112 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:42 am

Hey There Elizah wrote:I didn't like Son of a Witch.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister was good though.
I was to read his new book A Lion Among Men. It's the third book in the Wicked series.


Yeah I'm getting stuck with Son of a Witch...I'm just not getting into it like I did Wicked...I'm not too far so maybe it will pick up a bit though
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