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national bookstore... meron din book 2 yan son of the wicked. ata.
roseee07, apat na books na 'yung Wicked series
1 - Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
2 - Son of a Witch
3 - A Lion Among Men
4 - Out of Oz
and ibang-iba siya sa musical. marami sa mga pinahihiram ko ng libro ang nagugulat, kasi they're fans of the musical. pero very serious ang Wicked na books e.
Book series pala ang Wicked? How come I dont see these in the bookstore.
Hindi sya funny (the books?). the musical though was really funny and entertaining. loved it.
nikkilove, they're available sa Fully Booked
and no, hindi funny 'yung books. medyo socio-political siya e. pero it's very interesting.
so the musical in Broadway, was more like a spoof?
nevertheless, its still the best play Ive seen. imho.
do the books have the same characters?
Id like to read it, but the big element of the play was really the funny parts.
at least the play was meant to entertain. though Id like to read na rin the books, something to look forward to.
thanks for the info, butler!
nikkilove; no, the broadway musical wasn't a spoof. it was... an adaptation. much like the Wicked series was adapted from the series of Oz books.
The characters of the musical are the same as the ones found in the book, with the exception of Fiyero. The musical version of Fiyero is a combination of two book characters, a fop and a prince. As for the rest of the characters... Glinda is a tad smarter in the book, and she grows into a stronger character by the time you reach the last book. Elphaba is pretty much the same, though maybe with less insecurities. The rest are pretty spot on.
And yes; the musical's main draw was its humor. the books though, I think, can stand on its own charm--which is this completely re-imagined Oz. but don't go in with too much expectations though, I find that a lot of people I recommend the book to, found it a bit too serious for their taste.
Enjoy reading, nikkilove! and much obliged
Rumor has it that if Dirty Dancing does well this July at the CCP, they'll be bringing Wicked to our shores.
Wicked in Singapore (Australian cast) was underwhelming. But I caught it January of last year. I heard they got better as the show was extended.
But schadenfreude aside, that's the thing that bugs me about shows sometimes. I enjoy attending gala nights, but naturally, a first run will more probably be plagued with issues compared to a show later on in the run, when the cast and crew have gotten their groove on.
Then again, real-time gaffes and glitches are part of what make live performances unique and separate from movies. I remember the mic conking out on one of the singers from Rama, Hari, and it was rewarding to see one of the other singers ever-so-casually lean into him, as though they were being conspiratorial, so he could sing into her mic while pandemonium undoubtedly broke out backstage.
Also worth noting is the change of cast. While the leads are doubtlessly cast on merit, sometimes the alternate/understudy brings something different to the role. Sometimes, something better than the headliner.
baredevil, that's true. that's part of the magic of theater--how the actors react to gaffes and technical problmes.
I remember catching West Side Story a couple of years ago, and the Maria's mic conked out. The actress (not Karylle) started to sing louder and it was beautiful.