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Jamie
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Jamie asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheatre & Acting · 2 months ago

Why is the wicked musical about a woman with green skin ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Green as in jaded perhaps. 

  • edward
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You’ve seen “The Wizard of Oz” right?  “Wicked” is a prequel to it.  Explains a lot.  Why she is the way she is, why the characters are the way they are and exactly what happens to the witch before and after Dorothy ends up in Oz. The wizard isn’t so wonderful, Glinda wasn’t always nice and Elpheba wasn’t always wicked.

  • 2 months ago

    The director wanted to emphasize how evil the witch is visually. The green skin sets the witch apart from everyone else including the good witch.  Viewers / audience members have an emotional reaction to the green skin. 

  • 2 months ago

    Because the witch is evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2 months ago

    A wicked musical? This is EXACTLY what punctuation was invented for.

    You mean:Why is the "Wicked" musical about ... ?

  • 2 months ago

    "Wicked" is a musical that reimagines the life of the "Wicked Witch of the West" before she appears in the first of the Oz novels.  It borrows the skin color from the 1939 "Wizard of Oz" film.  The musical is a fantasy that takes place in the land of Oz, so  Elphaba (the green skinned woman) is not the only character with an odd skin color.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    She's a witch.  That's one reason.

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I think you would have to watch the musical or read the book to know why a Munchkin would be born with green skin

  • 2 months ago

    It's really based on the original book written by Frank Baum.  The movie is an abbreviated version and a variation of the book.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.  If you've not seen that movie, you should.  It will explain it all!

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