Monday, June 4, 2012

WICKED {musical vs. book}

I must say, the hopeless romantic within, loves a broadway show.  For my birthday, a couple of my friends took me to see Wicked at DPAC .  The protagonist Elphaba {a.k.a. Wicked Witch of the West} was ahhhmazing.  She played the perfect roll of a misunderstood girl who was outcasted for something out of her control.  Rather than conform and indulge in her criticism, she oppressed everything and everyone around her.  

A week before the show, I purchased the book to read.  It didn't keep my attention {at parts} but the story within was worth the read, especially if you want the real scoop.  The book and musical have nothing in common other than the emerald color of Elphaba's skin.  All the characters are portrayed in the musical differently than in the book.  If you are considering this book prepare yourself for perverse sexuality, child abuse and cruelty to animals/humans.  {Yes, there are part where I wanted to throw the book against the wall.}  However, it is interesting to see how Oz ended up with flying monkeys and a talking Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow.
WICKED {or misunderstood}

WICKED {or misunderstood} by alena-smith featuring emerald jewelry

Elphaba's Emerald Skin
We intentionally paint our faces at night, so that we have radiant skin in the morning.  Kiehl's Rare Earth masque helps purify and detoxify skin while minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that can clog pores. The addition of Oatmeal and Aloe Vera will help soothe, hydrate and protect sensitive skin.

Elphaba's Broom
For kids of all ages however not intended for flying.  Perfect costume addition for any wicked witch or Potterhead.  

Elphaba's Monkey
The Wicked Witch of the West has deep love of animals.  As her faithful servants, she has a special bond for monkeys. 
{read the book to find out why}
 Cocktail Ring 

Wicked or MisUnderstood?


  1. I didn't know the book had such "scary" subject matter! Now I really have to read it! Weird...

  2. It's definitely a strange book. Interesting if you can stick to reading it.

  3. I love the emerald! Beautiful! I had a tough time reading Wicked too! I didn't get through it!

  4. It's the strangest book. I think the author had issues to come up with some of the details he wrote.

  5. I too love this musical! Wicked is my fave musical ever! I just love it.. See it and LOVE it. It is very different. Stay in the center or as far into the center as you can. Even though far over tickets may not be "unsighted", there is a lot going on on stage.

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