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Wicked spoiler!!!!!

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Wicked spoiler!!!!!#0
Posted: 9/17/06 at 3:20pm
Hey guys i am anxious to know about wicked cos i saw a clip of it when fieyro was the scarecrow!? I am confuzled! Can someone tell me the story wiv the spoilers cos i wanna know thx x (:
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Posted: 9/17/06 at 3:34pm
Act One

Glinda (Kristin Chenoweth) reveals the story of the Witch's childhood.(Photo by Joan Marcus)The show starts off at the end of The Wizard of Oz, with Glinda descending in a bubble giving the citizens of Oz good news of the death of The Wicked Witch of the West ("No One Mourns the Wicked"). Glinda reveals the story of the Witch's childhood as the daughter of the governor of Munchkinland, and how she was actually illegitimately conceived when her mother had an affair with a mysterious unidentifiyed man. When the Witch was born, her skin was green because of a drink called Green Elixir that her mother purchased from the man and drank during their affair. Upon seeing her color, her father immediately rejected her.

Back in the present, as Glinda prepares to leave the festivities, a citizen asks if it is true that she and the Witch were friends. Glinda then takes us back to when she was a student (then named Galinda) at Shiz University ("Dear Old Shiz"), where she met the Witch, whose name was Elphaba. Elphaba arrives with her crippled, yet spoiled sister, Nessarose. All of the students immediately take a disliking to Elphaba because she is green. Elphaba's father gives a pair of silver shoes to Nessarose as a gift, and reminds Elphaba that the only reason she is attending school is to take care of her sister. Madame Morrible arrives to greet the new students, and amongst a confusion with room assignments, Elphaba and Galinda end up rooming with each other. At the same time, Madame Morrible discovers that Elphaba has an amazing natural talent of magic, and tells Elphaba that she could end up at the top if she "makes good" ("The Wizard and I").

Galinda is disgruntled, both because of her new roommate, and because it was Elphaba who was accepted into the sorcery seminar, even though Galinda was keen on studying it. The rift between them deepens, and Elphaba and Galinda reveal how much they loathe each other. All of the other students side with Galinda and share her loathing for Elphaba ("What Is This Feeling?"). Elphaba and Galinda find themselves at each other's throats in history class, where Elphaba happens to be the smartest student. Galinda is frustrated with the history teacher, a kindly Goat named Doctor Dillamond, because he cannot pronounce her name correctly and instead calls her "Glinda." This prompts Elphaba to intervene, claiming that everyone is different, and Doctor Dillamond begins to explain how some Animals in Oz have been suffering from discrimination. His lesson is interrupted when he turns over the blackboard to reveal a threatening message: "ANIMALS SHOULD BE SEEN, NOT HEARD." Doctor Dillamond dismisses the class, but Elphaba stays behind. Doctor Dillamond reveals to Elphaba that things in Oz aren't as they seem; something is causing the Animals in Oz to lose their powers of speech and intelligence ("Something Bad"). Dillamond is afraid that he too will be taken away to some sinister fate.

Shortly after, a Winkie prince named Fiyero shows up at Shiz. At the same time, an abnormally tall munchkin named Boq is trying to ask Galinda out, but Galinda has her mind set on Fiyero. Fiyero teaches the students his philosophies of living carelessly and having fun ("Dancing Through Life"), and they decide to have a dance at the most "swankified" place in town, the Ozdust Ballroom. Boq attempts to ask Galinda to go to the dance with him, but Galinda gets him out of her way by convincing him to ask Nessarose to go with him instead. Boq agrees, only because he thinks it will impress Galinda. Later, Nessarose excitedly tells Elphaba how tonight will be the first "fun night" of her life, and it is all thanks to Galinda. Elphaba does not believe that the shallow and arrogant Galinda could perform such an act of kindness. Meanwhile, as Galinda prepares for her date, her friends discover an ugly peaked black hat that Galinda has been meaning to get rid of. Her friends persuade her to give it to Elphaba as a cruel joke. Elphaba takes it, thinking it is a gift, and that Galinda might not be so cold-hearted after all. At the dance, Fiyero and Galinda kiss, and when Boq sees this, he tries to tell Nessarose the real reason he asked her out, but he doesn't have the heart to do so. Madame Morrible arrives at the ballroom with a gift for Galinda: a training wand. She reveals that Elphaba insisted Galinda be included in the sorcery seminar. Galinda begins to have second thoughts about Elphaba, but she brushes them away until Elphaba arrives at the ballroom wearing the black hat. Upon her entrance, the music stops and all of the students immediately begin to make fun of her. Elphaba, realizing what Galinda really did, steps onto the dance floor wearing the hat and dances alone, with no music. Galinda feels incredibly guilty for what she did, and goes to dance with Elphaba, with all of the students eventually following suit.

After the dance, Galinda has a new affection for Elphaba, and begs that they exchange secrets. Galinda's secret is that she's going to marry Fiyero, even though he doesn't know it yet. She then asks why Elphaba carries around a bottle of green liquid, which Elphaba says was all she had as a memento of her mother. Elphaba sadly admits that her father hates her, and that because of her condition, her father took extra precautions when her mother was carrying Nessarose, making her mother chew milk flowers day and night. Because of this, Nessarose was born prematurely with paralyzed legs, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father put all the blame on Elphaba, but Galinda helps her realize that it was not her fault. Galinda, touched, decides to make Elphaba her new "project" and give her a makeover ("Popular"). The next day, Fiyero starts falling for "Elphie", as Galinda has dubbed her. However, in class, Doctor Dillamond is being taken away by evil Ozian Officials and yells that they're "not being told the whole story." The new wicked history teacher arrives to explain Oz's newest invention, the cage, and how Animals being contained in cages will never learn how to speak. He unveils a caged Lion cub (who is presumably the same lovable Lion who will later encounter Dorothy), which is experimented upon as an in-class exhibit. Outraged, Elphaba stops it by uncontrollably using magic, causing the entire class except for Fiyero to go into involuntary gyrations. Elphaba and Fiyero quickly take the Lion cub away to set it free. In this moment, Elphaba and Fiyero silently admit that they might have affections for each other. Fiyero, thrilled and enchanted, yet also a bit embarrassed, awkwardly leaves, and Elphaba ponders on what could be ("I'm Not That Girl"). As she regretfully thinks about it, Madame Morrible finds and tells her that she has been officially invited by the Wizard to the Emerald City.

At the train station, Galinda puts on a brave face, because Fiyero is now distant from her. At the same time, Nessarose is noticing that Boq's attention is not entirely for her. Fiyero shows up and is very courteous and attentive to Elphaba, hinting at how horrible Dr. Dillamond's capture was, and how they rescued the Lion Cub. Galinda, trying to join in and to impress Fiyero, says how she will change her name to Glinda in honor of Dr. Dillamond's infamous mispronunciation of her real name. Her plan fails and Fiyero does not seem to care. Once he leaves, Elphaba, feeling bad for Glinda, invites her along to the Emerald City.

After enjoying a day of sightseeing in the Emerald City ("One Short Day"), Elphaba and Glinda meet the Wizard, who immediately introduces his true self to them, saying that he wants to make Elphaba his right hand man, so to speak ("A Sentimental Man"). He suggests that, to prove herself, Elphaba should try to give his monkey servant, Chistery, the ability to fly. Madame Morrible arrives, now the Wizard's new press secretary. She carries an ancient and immensely powerful sorcery book called the Grimmerie, and Elphaba proceeds to naturally chant out a levitation spell. To their amazement, Chistery grows wings. The Wizard then shows Elphaba how powerful she really is by showing a giant cage full of winged monkeys. To Elphaba's horror, Madame Morrible reveals that the Wizard had planned this long ago, and that the winged monkeys were to serve as spies for the Wizard to "report any subversive rebel activity." Elphaba now realizes that she has been trapped into helping the Wizard exploit and harm Animals, because the Wizard has no real power of his own. The Wizard explains that he was afraid of the Animals, and in his fear tried to take away some of their privileges, but his restrictions went out of control, as some of the Animals have lately been forced into nonspeaking creatures, and have lost some of their jobs.


Elphaba (Stephanie J. Block), with no chance of turning back now, enchants a broomstick to levitate.(Photo by Joan Marcus)The Wizard tries to apologize to Elphaba and win the girls over, but can only seem to convince Glinda. Enraged, Elphaba steals the Grimmerie and escapes. The Wizard, fearing that Elphaba will try to destroy him, sends his guards after her to bring her back. Madame Morrible makes an announcement to all of Oz, quickly deeming Elphaba a "wicked witch" who is not to be trusted. Elphaba, with no chance of turning back now, enchants a broomstick to levitate. She says goodbye to Glinda, vowing that she now knows her destiny, what she is meant to do, and how she will fight the Wizard with every last ounce of strength ("Defying Gravity").

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Act Two
A few years later, rumors and lies about Elphaba have grown to the extent that she is now known as The Wicked Witch of the West. Glinda, Fiyero, and Madame Morrible, all now government officials, hold a press conference to celebrate Glinda's surprise engagement to Fiyero ("Thank Goodness"). Fiyero, who became the captain of the guard in order to find Elphaba, is no longer the life enthusiast he used to be, and hates what is happening to Elphaba and the rumors that people are believing, such as one that claims "her soul is so unclean, pure water can melt her." He reluctantly accepts his engagement, but abruptly leaves halfway through the ceremony, making Glinda's happiness and glee abruptly succumb to feelings of sadness and discontent, as she contemplates at what cost she has achieved her dreams. Still, Glinda wears a smile on her face and continues to sing how, ironic as it may be, she "couldn't be happier."


Elphaba (Eden Espinosa) arrives at the governor's mansion seeking refuge.(Photo by Joan Marcus)In the Munchkinland governor's mansion, Nessarose, as an attempt to keep Boq with her, has made him her personal servant. Elphaba arrives seeking refuge, and to get help from her father so that she does not stand alone in her cause. Nessarose reveals that upon hearing how Elphaba had disgraced her family, her father was "embarrassed to death." Elphaba is in disbelief at first, but then sees this in a positive light, since it is now just her and her sister, but spoiled Nessarose is furious with Elphaba for "abandoning her", when she had depended on Elphaba for her entire life because of her condition. Elphaba notices the jeweled shoes Nessarose is wearing, and casts a spell on them. As the shoes glow ruby, Nessarose takes her first steps out of her wheelchair. Thrilled, she calls Boq in, who panics upon seeing Elphaba. He explains to Elphaba that Nessarose is as "wicked" as she is rumored to be, and has stripped the Munchkins of all of their rights in order to keep Boq with her (including making them small). Nessarose shows Boq her new ability, and Boq thinks that now she no longer needs assistance, this is his chance to leave once and for all so he can tell Glinda how he still feels for her. In a rage, Nessarose steals the Grimmerie and, despite Elphaba's efforts to stop her, casts a spell on him to lose his heart to her. Because of Nessarose's clumsy chanting, Boq's heart instead starts to shrink, and Elphaba, desperate to save his life, casts another spell on him so that he can live without a heart. As she is doing this, Nessarose reflects on just how tyrannical she has become ("The Wicked Witch of the East*"). When Elphaba is finished, she leaves, once again leaving Nessarose alone. Boq wakes up, and Nessa is horrified to see that he is now entirely made of tin. As the horrified Tin Woodsman runs out the house, Nessarose screams, "It was Elphaba! IT WAS ELPHABA!"

Back in the Emerald City, Elphaba shows up at the Wizard's chamber to free the flying monkeys. The Wizard says hello and tries to attempt to make peace. He urges her to forget her worries and stay to achieve her dreams and become a celebrity, working together with the Wizard to perhaps set things right ("Wonderful"). Elphaba almost gives in, willing to accept his proposition if he sets the monkeys free. The Wizard happily agrees, and amongst all of the flying monkeys, Elphaba notices a figure struggling undereath a blanket. Elphaba uncovers the blanket only to reveal Dr. Dillamond, completely reverted into a simple goat, with his powers of speech and intelligence almost all gone. Elphaba, remembering what she stands for, rejects the Wizard's offer and tries to escape, but then the guards burst in. Fiyero bursts in, and saves Elphaba by holding the guards at gunpoint. Glinda then runs in and is overjoyed to see Elphaba, but confronts Fiyero's attack on the guards. Fiyero decides that he is leaving with Elphaba, and Glinda's joy at seeing her friend turns to hatred and heartbreak as they both run off. The Wizard meekly offers Glinda a drink from a bottle of green liquid, but Glinda declines. Acting upon her emotions, Glinda suggests to Madame Morrible that they spread a rumor about Nessarose as bait to capture Elphaba, who would fly to her side the moment Nessarose was in any trouble. The evil secretary thinks it is a good idea, but that Elphaba is too smart for a rumor. She decides to take it a step further, saying "a change in the weather" might just be the thing to draw Elphaba from hiding. Glinda retreats to her bedchamber, heartbroken that the two people closest to her in her life have just abandoned her ("I'm Not That Girl," reprise)


Elphaba (Julia Murney) and Fiyero (Sebastian Arcelus) confirm their newfound love. (Photo by Joan Marcus)Hidden away in the Great Gillikin Forest, Elphaba and Fiyero confirm their newfound love ("As Long As You're Mine"). However, before they can run off to Fiyero's abandoned "extra" castle in Kiamo Ko, Elphaba hears a wailing in the distance. Instinct tells her that Nessarose is in danger, and Elphaba sees a strange vision in the distance of a house flying through the sky. Elphaba hastily flies off to her sister, leaving Fiyero alone in the forest. The sky goes dark, the wind picks up, and it all suddenly ends with the sound of a loud crash.

In Munchkinland, at the site of the fallen house, Glinda calls down the yellow brick road, bidding Dorothy farewell. Now alone, Glinda mourns the death of Nessarose, when Elphaba arrives, angry that Glinda had given away Nessarose's shoes, the only memory Elphaba had of her sister. Elphaba too mourns the death of Nessarose, and Glinda tries to console her, but the two end up in an argument about Fiyero. Elphaba and Glinda spar verbally and physically and are about to engage in a brawl, when the Wizard's guards arrive and take hold of Elphaba. Elphaba, thinking Glinda had planned Nessarose's death as a trap to capture her, is even more furious. Fiyero arrives and tries to save Elphaba by holding Glinda at gunpoint. Elphaba escapes, and Fiyero immediately surrenders himself. Glinda finally accepts that Fiyero loves Elphaba, but despite her protests, the guards take Fiyero, hang him up on poles, and carry him off into a cornfield to be tortured until he tells the guards where Elphaba went.

In the castle at Kiamo Ko, Elphaba, enraged and disillusioned, desperately tries to cast any spell she can to save Fiyero's life. Thinking she has failed yet again, she begins to accept her reputation as "wicked," claiming that no matter how much good she can try to do, everything always seems to go wrong ("No Good Deed"). Elsewhere in Oz, angry mobs led by Boq and the Cowardly Lion from the history class at Shiz prepare to have a witchhunt and save Dorothy, whom Elphaba has captured ("March of the Witch Hunters"). Glinda starts to catch on to the larger scheme of things and confronts Morrible about how Nessarose died. Morrible, finally showing her true colors, says it is ironic that Glinda now cares for Elphaba, who long ago she wanted destroyed. She then says Glinda has what she has always desired, and with an evil laugh, tells Glinda to smile, wave, and shut up. Glinda leaves the scene as Morrible continues to encourage the witch hunters.

Elphaba is becoming increasingly frustrated with Dorothy, who cannot stop crying and will not give up Nessarose's shoes. Glinda shows up to persuade her to let Dorothy go and, somewhat ironically, says that it is unrealistic to take such radical actions just for a pair of shoes. Elphaba is stubborn, but after receiving a note from one of her monkeys regarding Fiyero, emotionally collapses as she admits that she will surrender because she has failed, and that all her attempts at good and in following her heart, integrity, character, were no match for a corrupt world. She begs Glinda to take charge now, and to leave her in peace so that Glinda can carry on doing good, because maybe she actually will be able to achieve it. Elphaba also makes Glinda swear that she will never clear her name, because otherwise people would turn against Glinda, keeping the power with Morrible, and thus corruption and evil will reign. Glinda sadly promises to do so. Then Elphaba hands over the Grimmerie to Glinda, telling her to learn how to use it, because it will give Glinda as much power as she needs. At this final parting, the two friends say goodbye and affirm their true, deep, friendship ("For Good").

Elphaba and Glinda embrace, but they are quickly interrupted by the mob that is coming after Elphaba. Elphaba tells Glinda to hide, takes a bucket and pulls a curtain across the stage, blowing one final kiss to Glinda. The audience sees the scene from Glinda's point of view, as the silhouette of Dorothy runs in and throws the bucket of water at Elphaba. With a piercing shriek, Elphaba descends to the floor in a cloud of steam and the room goes dark. Chistery finally opens the curtain and Glinda, not quite sure what has just happened, sees nothing of Elphaba remains but the hat that Glinda had given her. She cries over the death of her friend, and Chistery hands to her the green bottle that Elphaba had carried with her, but not before speaking his first words.

Glinda returns to the Wizard's palace, just after he finished his business with Dorothy and her comrades. She shows the Wizard the green bottle, stating that it was Elphaba's mother's, and Glinda had only seen it one other place, which was with the Wizard. The Wizard soon realizes that Elphaba was his daughter as the audience realizes he was the mysterious lover who had an affair with Elphaba's mother. Madame Morrible concludes that the reason Elphaba had so much power was because she was "a child of both worlds." Glinda asks the Wizard to leave Oz, to take Dorothy home, and the Wizard agrees. Madame Morrible tries to dissuade Glinda from doing anything to her, but Glinda has finally come to the realization that Morrible is the true villain, and Glinda has her taken into the prisons of the Emerald City, howling all the way. Alone, Glinda gets into her bubble and the monkeys give her the Grimmerie. She then sets off to face the citizens of Oz, who are now celebrating the death of the Witch as they were at the beginning of the show.

During the finale, Fiyero, now reverted into a certain Scarecrow, turns up in Kiamo Ko Castle, knocks on the ground, and opens a trap door. Elphaba, very much alive, emerges from the trap door and embraces her straw-stuffed love. Although their reunion is joyous, Elphaba only wishes that Glinda could know that they are alive. Fiyero insists that she can never know, and in order for them to be safe, he and Elphaba must leave Oz forever. Glinda, far away, addresses the citizens of Oz from her bubble, proclaiming that she would like to be Glinda the Good as she helps them through the difficult times that Oz will go through. She and Elphaba then sing a small reprise of "For Good": "Who can say if I've been changed for the better, but because I knew you, I have been changed..." Elphaba and Fiyero then leave Kiamo Ko Castle, leaving Glinda standing in her bubble, clutching the Grimmerie, and all the memories and adventures in Oz behind, and yet, begin a new adventure together, and a new chapter in the story of Oz, as the last lines of the show are sung by the villagers.
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#2
Posted: 9/17/06 at 3:43pm
Thankyou very much!!!!!!!!!!! That now explains it lol u r a star
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#3
Posted: 9/17/06 at 4:27pm
Hey Benny. I say Wicked last thursday, and i was three quarters of the way through the book. I was worried that the show would spoil it for me, but the novel is quite dark and very different from the show.

If anyone has seen the show, but has not read the book than i urge you all to read it. Then you'll find out how great Wicked could have been
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#4
Posted: 9/17/06 at 4:27pm
Hey Benny. I say Wicked last thursday, and i was three quarters of the way through the book. I was worried that the show would spoil it for me, but the novel is quite dark and very different from the show.

If anyone has seen the show, but has not read the book than i urge you all to read it. Then you'll find out how great Wicked could have been
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#5
Posted: 9/17/06 at 5:40pm
SPOLIERS!!!!!!!

Doesn't she die in the book? And doesn't Fiyero get killed too or something?

Shows based on books are often like that, however Les Mis is very faithful to the book.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Miller
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#6
Posted: 9/17/06 at 9:00pm
Yes, that is what happens.

Fiyero is clubbed to death, actually.
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#7
Posted: 9/17/06 at 10:42pm
Dillimond is also assassinated in the book.
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#8
Posted: 9/18/06 at 2:02am
And her sister isnt in a wheelchair, she can walk, but she has no arms.

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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#9
Posted: 9/18/06 at 11:02am
And morrible grows old and i think dies in her sleep just before elphaba (or was it nessa) was going to kill her.

Ang elphaba and Fyero have a hot love scene.

So does Boq, some munchkins and a tiger, but thats a whole other story.
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re: Wicked spoiler!!!!!#10
Posted: 9/18/06 at 5:28pm
BOOK SPOILERS!!!

Gregory Maquire wrote the book for adults - Winnie Holzman wrote the book for the musical to appeal to families - Dillamond having his throat cut or Morrible's head being stoved in with an iron (even though she was already dead) wouldn't go down too well with the young children (having said that, it would with some of the kids I know!).

Staying faithful to the book sounds good in principle - but the musical would have ended up like some Wagnerian Lord of the Rings type thing - Elphaba was in that bloody castle at Kiamo Ko for years after Fiyero died - we'd be in the theatre for days!

I read in an article somewhere that Gregory Maguire loves the musical and said he had seen it 18 or 19 times. He goes when he needs to be uplifted. If he thinks its OK to adapt his work for the theatre - should we be bovvered?