A-Z Challenge Emerald City

E is for Emerald City

Emerald City is an American fantasy television series developed for NBC by Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman, and based on the Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum, set in the fictional Land of Oz. – Wikipedia

What’s the story of OZ without the perspectives of the Wicked Witch of the West and The Good Witch of the South??

Yes, we’ve seen the Broadway show and read the book. Outstanding adaptation. The music makes this story an entirely different experience than the book alone could ever do. If you’re on Broadway and you don’t see this show you’ll kick yourself when it’s gone.

The Play

The novel, described as a political, social and ethical commentary on the nature of good and evil, takes place in the Land of Oz, in the years leading to Dorothy’s arrival. The story centers on Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fiery girl of emerald-green skin who grows up to become the notorious Wicked Witch of the West and Galinda, the beautiful, blonde, popular girl who grows up to become Glinda the Good Witch of the South. – Wikipedia

What is your favorite song from the Wicked musical?

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  1. I’ve missed this, TV show and musical alike, though I really should get around to the Maguire novel. People do play around quite a lot with the original Wizard of Oz. I hope you’ve read that! The female characters are all strong, including Dorothy, while the Wizard is just a balloonist – and con artist! – from Omaha! For a book written so long ago, barely past the Victorian era, it does well for women.

    1. The novel is worth the read, but the musical will blow you away.

  2. Never read the books, I DO love the musical and can belt Defying Gravity with the best (amateurs) of ’em — but honestly, we watched the first bunch of episodes of Emerald City and while intriguing, sadly it didn’t hold our attention and we dropped out.
    Jamie Lyn Weigt | Theme: Odds and Ends Dragons | Writing Dragons

    1. Thanks for your honesty. I was wondering about the show. When I was doing the research for this post I was surprised I’d never heard of it. That could be the reason why.

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