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.....