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I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#0
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:42am
Sorry I know questions like these come up all the time and sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know why on the recording of Wicked there is a part about drinking green elixar by the Wizard in the very beginning with Elphaba's mother but during the show they do not include it? Maybe it was just the time I saw it, so also has anyone seen it and had it included in the show? Just curious, thanks!
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#1
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:43am
It is in the show.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#2
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:55am
Seriously? Wow then I feel so ripped off lol not really but they didnt do it when I went a couple weeks ago re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#3
Posted: 1/21/06 at 1:20am
Maybe you just missed it. Why would they ever cut it from the show? The part at the end would not make sense. Its in the recording, and was at the shows I saw.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#4
Posted: 1/21/06 at 4:33am
I've always wished they cut this part from the show....doubt they have.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#5
Posted: 1/21/06 at 5:02am
Why would anyone post this?
It's obvious that this individual has never seen this show,
it's not like they can cut that part (or any for that matter) just because...ughhhh....
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#6
Posted: 1/21/06 at 10:14am
EXCUSE ME- I saw the show on January 11th, the wednesday matinee and I have the playbill and ticket to prove it. IT WAS NOT IN THE PERFORMANCE I SAW. I had not heard the recording before, I wanted to have a fresh ear when I saw it, and after I was listening to it in the car with my sister and that part came on and I was surprised because it was not in the show and I thought maybe his mic wasn't working but we were really close and would have been able to hear it. I am really disappointed about it, and was wondering if it was just that performance, I guess it was, but that doesn't mean I haven't seen it. The father left, and then the "boyfriend" came on and waved around the little green bottle of elixar but he didn't say anything, and next thing she was giving birth. It was a bit confusing until the end, which did make sense, since he just didn't sing the part but the actions were there. I would say maybe I missed it but my sister was right there and she didn't hear it either. We are seeing it again Feb 8th, so hopefully that time they will include it.

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Updated On: 1/21/06 at 10:14 AM
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#7
Posted: 1/21/06 at 10:25am
Has anyone else seen the show when the wizard did not sing that part? I think we saw it with an understudy, maybe he forgot although that would be highly unlikely I would think.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#8
Posted: 1/21/06 at 10:35am
Did you see it Jan. 9 2006? That was a Monday and Wicked's dark on Mondays.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#9
Posted: 1/21/06 at 10:45am
And wasn't Jan 9th, 2005 The infamous Idina redtrack suit date?
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#10
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:00am
Jan. 9 2006 was a Monday, 2005, was a green girl falling down a trap door
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#11
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:03am
I am sorry to be thread jacking, but who else thinks that Angela Lansbury would make an amazing Mme. Morrible
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#12
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:24am
Actually, Jan. 9, 2005 was supposed to be Idina's last...she fell through the trap door on Jan. 8th
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#13
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:39am
Sorry not the 9th I saw it the 11th, the 9th was something else... oops lol I saw it the Wednesday matinee on the 11th, in 2006. Sorry about that.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#14
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:44am
You probably just missed it or forgot about it. Without knowing the show first, you can easily forget stuff you are not looking for.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#15
Posted: 1/21/06 at 11:48am
I would think that too if my sister who knew the recording inside and out hadn't been right there next to me and did not hear it either. Seriously he just didn't sing it. That part is very obvious and you would have to be an idiot to miss it, its not like there are other things going on in the background, it was just them, so seriously he didn't sing it lol. I feel like I am crazy here, but I guess it was just that performance and that is all I wanted to know, I can't wait to see it again, and finally here them sing it on stage!
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#16
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:20pm
How could he not sing the line? Did the "mystery man" just not say anything when dancing with Elphaba's mother?

Have another drink, my dark eyed beauty.
I've got one more night left here in town.
Have another drink of green elixer
and we'll have ourselves a little mixer.
Have another little swallow little lady and follow me down.

The other lines wouldn't rhyme without it. Plus it wouldn't fit the music and the "mystery man's" sink into the floor would be ill timed. I don't understand.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#17
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:43pm
it ALWAYS shows this part........without it, her being green would make NO sense....DUH

you just missed it.


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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#18
Posted: 1/21/06 at 12:57pm
Besides, it is not the "boyfriend" character that physically sings it... it is whoever is playing the Wizard that sings it (either from offstage or on a recording). Maybe there was a technical problem when you saw it.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#19
Posted: 1/21/06 at 1:00pm
question: is this part taped? I always thought that the ensemble member who plays the Lover in that scene was just mouthing along to the track of the actual Wizard singing those lines. (Did that make sense?) Maybe the track messed up and didn't play?

I've never been at a Wicked where it wasn't sung, though.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#20
Posted: 1/21/06 at 1:00pm
okay i have a wicked question/comment. I love the soundtrack and stuff but I am so sad that they cut out a song. I really liked the song that nessa sings when she can walk, and elphaba is there, and when nessa tells boq the news, he says that he has to go back to glinda. Why would they cut out that song? I really liked that part, and nessa barely sings on the cast recording.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#21
Posted: 1/21/06 at 1:07pm
Renthead2, the song had too many spoilers and Schwartz decided to cut it. That soundtrack is very quiet on its plot. No synopsis at all.

bwaylover86, I am pretty sure that track is recorded so maybe there was either a technical problem or you just missed it.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#22
Posted: 1/21/06 at 3:13pm
It seems to me that I just read this past week a post in which the person stated that he/she did not hear the line as well, that it was a mistake and the track was not cued properly. Yes, it's pre-recorded. I don't think bwaylover is lying here. I'll try searching for it.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#23
Posted: 1/21/06 at 3:35pm
JerseyGirl: It wasn't just the line he missed it was the whole part... I didn't realize it was pre-recorded so that must have been the problem.

Okay let me clarify maybe I am not saying this correctly. On the 11th of January, 2006 I saw the matinee of Wicked. When the Wizard comes in with Elphaba's mother, right after Glinda says "And like all other families, they had their secrets" or something like that, the Wizard was supossed to sing a few lines, and he didn't. He pulled out the bottle and then was lowered, and next thing the baby was being born. I DID NOT MISS IT and I'm getting tired of saying it lol there is no way I could have, because if I did so did my sister and everyone around us. I mean how could you miss those lines? There is absolutly nothing else going on to distract you, its very plain and simple. It did not play or was not sung depending on if its a track or not.

Here's another question: why would they use a recording? That really sucks, he should just sing it.

Elphaba: it showed it, but he did not say anything, so it did make sense, just it was not as clear since no sound came out.
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re: I know, ANOTHER Wicked question#24
Posted: 1/21/06 at 4:37pm
Sounds like it was a technical gaffe then. Not sure why they record it though.