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Saturday, March 24, 2012

She has a name

Her name is Elphaba, 
she's green because her mother drank a green elixir while she was pregnant.
I have always loved the Wizard of Oz.
When I was a kid I could hardly wait until that once a year showing on TV.
My favorite character is the wicked witch of the west, Elphaba
which brings me to the broadway musical called
( I saw several years ago in chicago)
It's about the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West. 
Then there's the books,
I started reading and fell in love with the details of this "pre- Dorothy" story of the land of oz.  I was enchanted by Oz once again, this time from a vastly different point of view and with some sympathy.
You see the "wicked witch" really wasn't so wicked... just misunderstood.

Last night I finished the 4th book of the Wicked series by Gregory Maguire
now I want to start all over again and put everything together.
I've already read Wicked 3 times but I'm sure the 4th time would be a charm.
 The 4 books

One shelf in my kitchen dedicated to some of my "wizard of oz" collection

Did you know Elphaba's main flying monkey in the movie had a name?
His name was Chistery (that's him on the right)
I love my "Oz" musical snow globe (above pic) ,
 it depicts the scene in the Wizard of Oz when Elphaba 
is putting a spell on Dorothy, tin man, lion and scarecrow
 as they are walking through a field of Poisonous poppies.
Oh, I could go on and on.....


  1. I must say, Wicked was an awesome production, I loved it! It's cool that you loved the movie when you were little and you can still love it now and read those new books :) Poor Elphie....no one understands her :)

  2. I absolutely adored Wicked. I've sen it twice and next time it comes to Shea's Theatre, I'll be bringing Annabelle along:)

  3. cute... have you read any of his other books? Mirror morror? The Other Sister (i think it's called that, it's cinderella's step sister story) they're good too!!

  4. I always think of you when I see anything to do with Wizard of Oz!

  5. Growing up, I was exactly like you, anticipating the annual television airing of The Wizard of Oz. The witch and the flying monkeys scared me, though. I didn't know they had names. Makes them a bit more personable. I think it's time for me to watch that classic again.