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Interviews with Cast Members of Wicked

Wicked poster. Image © WLPL

Wicked poster. Image © WLPL

Watch videos of cast members of the musical Wicked.  Dianne Pilkington and Jeremy Legat talk about costume changes and Alexia Khadime explains the make-up process she undergoes to play Elphaba.

Wicked is a musical with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The story is based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and is a re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz.

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government and ultimately Elphaba's public fall from grace. The plot is set mostly before Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

Video: Alexia Khadime discusses make-up for Elphaba in Wicked

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Video: Jeremy Legat discusses costume changes in Wicked

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Video: Dianne Pilkington discusses costume changes for Glinda in Wicked

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