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Commentary On The Play "Wicked" Essay

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On Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m., I saw the play Wicked in Chicago at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts with my family. I had always heard how spectacular the play was. My parents even saw it on Broadway in New York years ago and absolutely loved it and wouldn’t stop talking about it. Well let me tell you, describing Wicked as being a spectacular show is dead on, maybe even an understatement. Wicked was by far one of the best plays I’ve ever seen! Between the actors, lighting, scenery, and music, it was an amazing show and grabbed your attention at all times. I would highly recommend seeing this phenomenal production to all ages!
Wicked is the story of the two witches of Oz. Elphaba is looked upon as the “wicked” witch and Glinda is looked upon as the “good” witch. Elphaba was born with green skin and is a smart, strong-willed, and misunderstood girl. Meanwhile, her college roommate Glinda is beautiful, ambitious, and loved by all. Elphaba has extremely low self-esteem because everyone looks at her in a negative way. She thinks she isn’t special or important to the world at all. Elphaba goes to a school that makes her think even lower of herself because she was only sent there to look after her sister, the “favorite” child of her family. When the headmistress tells her that she is special and has a talent for sorcery, she feels like she has a gift. She realizes if she gets the opportunity to meet the Wizard someday, everyone will love her because he treats the people of Oz very poorly, even though they don’t see it. His main goal in life is to segregate the talking-animals of Oz from the rest of the society. Because Elphaba fits into the talking-animal category, she refuses to help the Wizard. This makes her look evil to the people of Oz because they believe the Wizard is their hero when in reality he is a fraud. Glinda remains “good” because she is too afraid to go against the powerful Wizard. The two girls face many challenges, but teach the audience that you can achieve virtually anything if you set your mind to it.
The acting in this production of Wicked was incredible. Alison Luff and Jenn Gambatese were the leads and played Glinda and Elphaba. I personally thought they were an excellent pair. They worked very well together and in their song duos, they especially...

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