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Frex the Naive
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posted 10-13-2005 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frex the Naive   Click Here to Email Frex the Naive     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
copy the site as is into adress bar
copy and paste it

http://libretto.musicals.ru/text.php?textid=609&language=1

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Journaler
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posted 10-13-2005 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Journaler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, even though it is missing many lines and stage directions and is littered with typos, the script on this site is the best available version I know of. It has been a lot of work to go through, fix up, and format correctly, but is certainly better than nothing! I'm continuing to be on the look-out for any version that is more complete.

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eleka_nahmen
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posted 10-13-2005 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eleka_nahmen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.geocities.com/othersideoftheroad/
has a better copy of script, but doesnt always work

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Elphiefan01
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posted 10-13-2005 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elphiefan01   Click Here to Email Elphiefan01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THat is such a cool site!

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Journaler
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posted 10-13-2005 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Journaler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Thanks for the link eleka_nahmen. I'm surprised that I've never run into that site before. That version of the script is great! It takes a long time to load but I love how the text is color coded along side pictures corresponding with the scene. Fantastic!

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elphie_a little perky
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posted 05-22-2007 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for elphie_a little perky   Click Here to Email elphie_a little perky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eleka_nahmen:
www.geocities.com/othersideoftheroad/
has a better copy of script, but doesnt always work

ummmm it just takes me to a site with a bunch of picturess...where's the script?

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Elphaba Thropp
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posted 05-23-2007 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elphaba Thropp   Click Here to Email Elphaba Thropp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Journaler:
Yeah, even though it is missing many lines and stage directions and is littered with typos, the script on this site is the best available version I know of. It has been a lot of work to go through, fix up, and format correctly, but is certainly better than nothing! I'm continuing to be on the look-out for any version that is more complete.


In the Grimmerie (in the back of the book) there is the script to the musical it leave out the jokes but it is the full script and it has no tipos and it's easier to read then that script!

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MusicalTheatreObsessed
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posted 05-23-2007 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MusicalTheatreObsessed   Click Here to Email MusicalTheatreObsessed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by elphie_a little perky:
ummmm it just takes me to a site with a bunch of picturess...where's the script?


That link was posted 2 years ago. The site was probably changed...

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defyingravity
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posted 05-24-2007 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for defyingravity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has anyone got the copy of this script that was on the geocities website long shot i know but worth a try

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defygravityLFB
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posted 07-02-2007 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for defygravityLFB   Click Here to Email defygravityLFB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for this copy, I was looking for one!

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ElphabaIsPopular
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posted 06-15-2009 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ElphabaIsPopular     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi! I was wondering, does anyone have a full script of WICKED? If not a full script does anyone have a full script of the "Popular" scene? THanks!

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faefabla4ever
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posted 06-23-2009 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for faefabla4ever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElphabaIsPopular:
Hi! I was wondering, does anyone have a full script of WICKED? If not a full script does anyone have a full script of the "Popular" scene? THanks!

This is Act 1(It has "Popular" in it). I am working on Act 2 so hold on.

ACT I
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[SCENE 1 – NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED]
(SCENE OPENS IN OZ. OZIANS ON STAGE)

OZIANS: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS, SHE'S DEAD! THE WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD! THE WICKEDEST WITCH THERE EVER WAS, THE ENEMY OF ALL OF US HERE IN OZ, IS DEAD! GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!

OZIAN 1: (SPOKEN) LOOK, IT'S GLINDA!
(GLINDA FLOATS IN ON A BUBBLE)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GOOD TO SEE ME, ISN'T IT? (OZIANS AGREE) NO NEED TO RESPOND, THAT WAS RHETORICAL. FELLOW OZIANS
(SUNG) LET US BE GLAD, LET US BE GRATEFUL, LET US REJOICIFY THAT GOODNESS COULD SUBDUE THE WICKED WORKINGS OF YOU KNOW WHO! ISN'T IT NICE TO KNOW THAT GOOD WILL CONQUER EVIL? THE TRUTH WE ALL BELIEVE'LL BY AND BY OUTLIVE A LIE FOR YOU AND-

OZIAN 2: (SPOKEN) GLINDA! EXACTLY HOW DEAD IS SHE?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN MUCH RUMOR AND SPECULATION... INNUENDO, OUTUENDO...LET ME SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. ACCORDING TO THE TIME DRAGON CLOCK THE MELTING OCCURRED AT THE 13TH HOUR; A DIRECT RESULT OF A BUCKET OF WATER THROWN BY A FEMALE CHILD. YES, THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD!

OZIAN 1: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED

OZIAN (FEMALE): (SUNG) NO ONE CRIES, “THEY WON’T RETURN”

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE LAYS A LILY ON THEIR GRAVE!

OZIAN (MALE): (SUNG) THE GOOD MAN SCORNS THE WICKED!

OZIAN (FEMALE): (SUNG) THROUGH THEIR LIVES OUR CHILDREN LEARN!

OZIANS: (SUNG) WHAT WE MISS WHEN WE MISBEHAVE! (OZIANS AGREE)

GLINDA: (SUNG) AND GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED’S LIVES ARE LONELY. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED DIE ALONE. IT JUST SHOWS WHEN YOU’RE WICKED YOU’RE LEFT ONLY ON YOUR OWN.

OZIANS: (SUNG) YES, GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED’S LIVES ARE LONELY. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED CRY ALONE. NOTHING GROWS FOR THE WICKED. THEY REAP ONLY WHAT THEY’VE SOWN.

OZIAN 1: (SPOKEN) GLINDA, WHY DOES WICKEDNESS HAPPEN?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION; ONE THAT MANY PEOPLE FIND MOST CONFUSIFYING. ARE PEOPLE BORN WICKED, OR DO THEY HAVE WICKEDNESS THRUST UPON THEM? AFTER ALL, SHE HAD A CHILDHOOD. (FREX AND MELENA ENTER) SHE HAD A FATHER, WHO JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE THE GOVERNOR OF MUNCHKIN LAND…

FREX: (SPOKEN) I'M OFF TO THE ASSEMBLY, DEAR.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND SHE HAD A MOTHER, AS SO MANY DO.

FREX: (SUNG) HOW I HATE TO GO AND LEAVE YOU LONELY.

MELENA: (SUNG) THAT'S ALRIGHT IT'S ONLY JUST ONE NIGHT.

FREX: (SUNG) BUT KNOW THAT YOU'RE HERE, IN MY HEART WHILE I'M OUT OF YOUR SIGHT!
(FREX EXITS, LOVER ENTERS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) AND LIKE ALL FAMILIES, THEY HAD THEIR SECRETS.

LOVER: (SUNG) HAVE ANOTHER DRINK, MY DARK EYED BEAUTY; I'VE GOT ONE MORE NIGHT LEFT HERE IN TOWN, SO HAVE ANOTHER DRINK OF GREEN ELIXER AND WE'LL HAVE OURSELVES A LITTLE MIXER. HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE SWALLOW LITTLE LADY, AND FOLLOW ME DOWN.
(LOVER EXITS, AND FREX AND MIDWIFE ENTER. A BED APPEARS. MELENA LIES DOWN ON IT YELLING)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) AND OF COURSE, FROM THE MOMENT SHE WAS BORN SHE WAS... WELL... DIFFERENT!

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) IT'S COMING!

FREX: (SPOKEN) NOW?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) THE BABY'S COMING!

FREX: (SPOKEN) AND HOW!

MIDWIFE: (SUNG) I SEE A NOSE!

FREX: (SUNG) I SEE A CURL!

FREX AND MIDWIFE: (SUNG) IT’S A HEALTHY, PERFECT, LOVELY LITTLE... (THEY SCREAM)

MELENA: (SPOKEN) WHAT IS IT? WHAT'S WRONG?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) HOW CAN IT BE?

FREX: (SPOKEN) WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) IT’S ATTROCIOUS!

FREX: (SUNG) IT'S OBSCENE!

FREX AND MIDWIFE: (SUNG) LIKE A FROGGY, FERNY CABBAGE, THE BABY IS UNATURALLY GREEN!!!

FREX: (SPOKEN) TAKE IT AWAY... TAKE IT AWAY!!!!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) SO YOU SEE, IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN EASY!
(FREX, MIDWIFE AND MELENA EXIT)

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! NOW AT LAST, SHE'S DEAD AND GONE! NOW AT LAST THERE'S JOY THROUGHOUT THE LAND! AND GOODNESS KNOWS WE KNOW WHAT GOODNESS IS. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED DIE ALONE. WOE TO WHO SPURN WHAT GOODNESS IS. THEY ARE SHOWN. NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED.

GLINDA: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS!

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED!

GLINDA: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS!

GLINDA AND OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! WICKED! WICKED!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, THIS HAS BEEN FUN! BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE I HAVE MUCH TO ATTEND TO, WHAT WITH THE WIZARD'S UNEXPECTED DEPARTURE. SO, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS...

OZIAN: (SPOKEN) GLINDA, IS IT TRUE YOU WERE HER FRIEND?
(OZIANS GASP)


GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, I... YOU SEE... UM... YES. (LOUDER GASPS) WELL, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU MEAN BY "FRIEND". I DID KNOW HER. THAT IS, OUR PATHS DID CROSS... AT SCHOOL. BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND, IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND WE WERE BOTH VERY YOUNG.
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[SCENE 2 – SHIZ]
(SCENE BEGINS IN THE SHIZ’S MAIN HALL; STUDENTS ARE ON STAGE)

STUDENTS: (SUNG) O, HALLOWED HALLS AND VINE DRAPED WALLS THE PROUDLIEST SITE THERE IS. WHEN GREY AND SEER OUR HAIR HATH TURNED, WE SHALL STILL REVERE THE LESSONS LEARNED IN OUR DAYS AT DEAR OLD SHIZ (DEAR OLD SHIZ) OUR DAYS AT DEAR OLD...
(GALINDA ENTERS ON A CART OF LUGGAGE)

GALINDA: (SUNG) OOOOOOOOOOLD

ALL: (SUNG) DEAR OLD SHIZZZZZZZZZZZ
(FREX WHEELS NESSAROSE ON STAGE, ELPHABA FOLLOWS. STUDENTS LOOK AT ELPHABA, AND REACT TO HER SKIN COLOR)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?! WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? OH, DO I HAVE SOMETHING IN MY TEETH? OKAY, LET'S GET THIS OVER WITH. NO, I'M NOT SEASICK, YES, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN GREEN, AND NO, I DIDN'T CHEW ON GRASS AS A CHILD!

FREX: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH, THIS IS MY YOUNGER SISTER, NESSAROSE…AS YOU CAN SEE, SHE IS A PERFECTLY NORMAL COLOR.

FREX: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, STOP MAKING A SPECTACLE OF YOURSELF! I'M ONLY SENDING YOU HERE FOR ONE REASON...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES, I KNOW, TO LOOK AFTER NESSAROSE.
(FREX HOLDS OUT A BOX)

FREX: (SPOKEN) MY PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL: A PARTING GIFT.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) NOW, FATHER... (FREX PULLS SILVER SHOES FROM THE BOX) JEWELED SHOES!

FREX: (SPOKEN) AS BEFITS THE FUTURE GOVERNOR OF MUNCHKINLAND. ELPHABA, TAKE CARE OF YOUR SISTER. AND TRY NOT TO TALK SO MUCH! (FREX KISSES NESSAROSE AND EXITS)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA...
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL WHAT COULD HE HAVE GOTTEN ME? I CLASH WITH EVERYTHING!
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WELCOME, NEW STUDENTS! I AM MADAME MORRIBLE, HEADMISTRESS HERE AT SHIZ UNIVERSITY. AND WHETHER YOU'RE HERE TO STUDY LOGIC, LITERATURE, OR LINGUIFICATION, I KNOW I SPEAK FOR MY FELLOW FACULTY MEMBERS WHEN I SAY WE HAVE NOTHING BUT THE HIGHEST HOPES FOR SOME OF YOU. (SHE SEES NESSAROSE) YOU! YOU MUST BE MISS NESSAROSE, THE GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER. WHAT A TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL FACE YOU HAVE! (SHE THEN NOTICES ELPHABA)...AND YOU MUST BE…

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M THE OTHER DAUGHTER. ELPHABA. I'M BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, I'M SURE YOU'RE VERY BRIGHT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BRIGHT? SHE'S PHOSPHORESCENT.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NOW, REGARDING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS...
(GALINDA RAISES HER HAND) YES, IS THIS REGARDING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH, MADAME, THANK YOU FOR ASKING, BUT I'VE ALREADY BEEN ASSIGNED A PRIVATE SUITE... (SHE NOTICES HER FOLLOWERS' DISAPPOINTMENT) BUT YOU CAN ALL COME VISIT ME WHENEVER YOU WANT!

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) HOW GOOD OF YOU!

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) YOU ARE SO GOOD!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO I'M NOT!

SHEN SHEN AND PFANEE: (SPOKEN) YES YOU ARE!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW STOP! (SHE SWISHES HER HAIR)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES, YOU SEE, I AM GALINDA UPLAND OF THE UPPERUPLANDS... I'VE APPLIED TO YOUR SORCERY SEMINAR, AND INDEED THAT IS MY SOLE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING SHIZ; TO STUDY SORCERY WITH YOU. PERHAPS YOU RECALL MY ESSAY, "MAGIC WANDS, NEED THEY HAVE A POINT".

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) AH YES... HOWEVER, I DO NOT TEACH MY SEMINAR EVERY SEMESTER…UNLESS, OF COURSE, SOMEBODY SPECIAL WERE TO COME ALONG.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, EXACTLY!
(ELPHABA CUTS IN)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE, WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED OUR ROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH YES, WELL THE GOVERNOR MADE HIS CONCERN FOR YOUR SISTER'S WELL BEING QUITE CLEAR. SO, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BEST IF SHE SHARE MY PRIVATE COMPARTMENT WHERE I CAN ASSIST HER AS NEEDED...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT MADAME, I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER MY SISTER...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) AS FOR YOU; I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE YOU ON MY LIST. OH, WELL A SLIGHT GULCH, BUT NOT TO FRET! WE'LL FIND SOMEPLACE TO PUT YOU.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN TO STUDENTS) Y'KNOW, I DON'T EVEN THINK SHE READ MY ESSAY.

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) THAT'S SO UNFAIR!

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU SHOULD SAY SOMETHING!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) SHOULD I?

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) DO IT!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NOW, WHICH ONE OF YOU YOUNG LADIES WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO SHARE WITH MISS ELPHABA?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) THANK YOU DEAR. OH, HOW VERY GOOD OF YOU!
GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, YOU MAY SHARE WITH MISS GALINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) HUH?

MADAME MORRIBLE: EVERYONE, TO YOUR DORMITORIES.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT MADAME...LET HER GO!!!
(NESSAROSE'S WHEELCHAIR IS TORN FROM MORRIBLE'S HANDS AND BEGINS TO WHEEL ITSELF BACK TO ELPHABA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) HOW DID SHE DO THAT?

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA! YOU PROMISED THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT HERE.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU MEAN THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) UH... SOMETHING JUST COMES OVER ME SOMETIMES...SOMETHING I CAN’T DESCRIBE…I’LL TRY TO CONTROL MYSELF. I'M SORRY, MADAME.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WHAT? NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR TALENT! A TALENT IS A GIFT! HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED A CAREER IN SORCERY?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SORCERY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I SHALL TUTOR YOU MYSELF, AND TAKE NO OTHER STUDENTS.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT!
(ALL STUDENTS BUT GALINDA EXIT)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, MISS ELPHABA... (SUNG) MANY YEARS I HAVE WAITED FOR A GIFT LIKE YOURS TO APPEAR WHY I PREDICT THE WIZARD COULD MAKE YOU HIS MAGIC, GRAND VIZIER! MY DEAR, MY DEAR, I'LL WRITE AT ONCE TO THE WIZARD TELL HIM OF YOU IN ADVANCE WITH A TALENT LIKE YOURS, DEAR, THERE IS A DEFIN-ISH CHANCE IF YOU WORK AS YOU SHOULD YOU'LL BE MAKING GOOD

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NO, NOT NOW DEAREST.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THIS WILL JUST MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON.
(GALINDA SIMLES, AND RUNS OFF)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN? (SUNG) HAVE I ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD? THIS WEIRD QUIRK I'VE TRIED TO SURPRESS OR HIDE IS A TALENT? THAT COULD HELP ME MEET THE WIZARD IF I MAKE GOOD. SO I'LL MAKE GOOD. WHEN I MEET THE WIZARD, ONCE I PROVE MY WORTH, AND THEN I MEET THE WIZARD, WHAT I'VE WAITED FOR SINCE, SINCE BIRTH! AND WITH ALL HIS WIZARD WISDOM BY MY LOOKS HE WON'T BE BLINDED! DO YOU THINK THE WIZARD IS DUMB? OR LIKE MUNCHKINS SO SMALL-MINDED? NO! HE'LL SAY TO ME "I SEE WHO YOU TRULY ARE, A GIRL ON WHOM I CAN RELY" AND THAT'S HOW WE'LL BEGIN, THE WIZARD AND I. ONCE I'M WITH THE WIZARD, MY WHOLE LIFE WILL CHANGE, 'CUZ ONCE YOU'RE WITH THE WIZARD NO ONE THINKS YOU'RE STRANGE. NO FATHER IS NOT PROUD OF YOU, NO SISTER ACTS ASHAMED, AND ALL OF OZ HAS TO LOVE YOU WHEN BY THE WIZARD YOU'RE ACLAIMED AND THIS GIFT OR THIS CURSE THAT I HAVE INSIDE MAYBE AT LAST I'LL KNOW WHY WHEN WE ARE HAND IN HAND, THE WIZARD AND I. AND ONE DAY HE'LL SAY TO ME, "ELPHABA, A GIRL WHO IS SO SUPERIOR, SHOULDN'T A GIRL WHO'S SO GOOD INSIDE HAVE A MATCHING EXTERIOR? AND SINCE FOLKS HERE TO AN OBSURED DEGREE SEEM FIXATED ON YOUR VERDEGRIS WOULD IT BE ALRIGHT BY YOU IF I DEGREENIFY YOU?" AND OF COURSE THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT TO ME "ALRIGHT! WHY NOT?" I'LL REPLY OH, WHAT A PAIR WE'LL BE THE WIZARD AND I. YES, WHAT A PAIR WE'LL BE THE WIZARD AND... UNLIMITED, MY FUTURE IS UNLIMITED. AND I'VE JUST HAD A VISION ALMOST LIKE A PROPHECY I KNOW. IT SOUNDS TRULY CRAZY. AND TRUE, THE VISION'S HAZY, BUT I SWEAR SOME DAY THERE'LL BE A CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT OZ THAT'S ALL TO DO WITH ME! AND I'LL STAND THERE WITH THE WIZARD FEELING THINGS I'VE NEVER FELT AND THOUGH I'D NEVER SHOW IT I'D BE SO HAPPY I COULD MELT! AND SO IT WILL BE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE AND I'LL WANT NOTHING ELSE 'TILL I DIE. HELD IN SUCH HIGH ESTEEM! WHEN PEOPLE SEE ME THEY WILL SCREAM FOR HALF OF OZ'S FAVORITE TEAM: THE WIZARD... AND I!!!!
(GALINDA ENTERS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF ELPHABA)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) DEAREST, DARLINGEST MOMSY AND POPSICLE...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MY DEAR FATHER...

BOTH: (SUNG) THERE'S BEEN SOME CONFUSION OVER ROOMING HERE AT SHIZ

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BUT, OF COURSE I'LL CARE FOR NESSA...

GALINDA: (SUNG) BUT, OF COURSE I'LL RISE ABOVE IT...

BOTH: (SUNG) FOR I KNOW THAT'S HOW YOU'D WANT ME TO RESPOND, YES... THERE'S BEEN SOME CONFUSION FOR YOU SEE MY ROOMATE IS...

GALINDA: (SUNG) UNUSUALLY, AND EXCEEDLINGLY PECULIAR AND ALTOGETHER QUITE IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE...

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BLONDE.

GALINDA: (SUNG) WHAT IS THIS FEELING, SO SUDDEN AND NEW?

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I FELT THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON YOU!

GALINDA: (SUNG) MY PULSE IS RUSHING...

ELPHABA: (SUNG) MY HEAD IS REELING...

GALINDA: (SUNG) MY FACE IS FLUSHING...

BOTH: (SUNG) WHAT IS THIS FEELING? FERVID AS A FLAME, DOES IT HAVE A NAME? YES... LOATHING! UNADULTERATED LOATHING!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) FOR YOUR FACE

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOUR VOICE

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOUR CLOTHING

BOTH: (SUNG) LET’S JUST SAY…I LOATHE IT ALL! EVERY LITTLE TRAIT HOWEVER SMALL MAKES MY VERY FLESH BEGIN TO CRAWL. WITH SIMPLE UTTER LOATHING. THERE’S A STRANGE EXILIRATION. IN SUCH TOTAL DETESTATION. IT’S SO PURE, SO STRONG! THOUGH I DO ADMIT IT CAME ON FAST. STILL I DO BELIEVE THAT IT CAN LAST. AND I WILL BE LOATHING, LOATHINH YOU MY WHOLE LIFE LONG!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) DEAR GALINDA, YOU ARE JUST TOO GOOD! HOW DO YOU STAND IT, I DON'T THINK I COULD! SHE'S A TERROR! SHE'S A TARTAR! WE DON'T MEAN TO SHOW A BIAS, BUT GALINDA, YOU'RE A MARTAR!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL... (SUNG) THESE THINGS ARE SENT TO TRY US!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) POOR GALINDA FORCED TO RESIDE WITH SOMEONE SO DISGUSTICIFIED WE JUST WANT TO TELL YOU WE'RE ALL ON YOUR SIDE! WE SHARE YOURE…

This weird break up thing I can't type

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BOO!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AHH!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO DR. DILLAMOND’S CLASSROOM; ELPHABA, GALINDA, NESSAROSE, AND DR. DILLAMOND ON STAGE)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) SETTLE DOWN, NOW! I HAVE READ YOUR MOST RECENT ESSAYS. AND I AM AMAZED TO REPORT THE PROGRESS! ALTHOUGH, SOME OF US STILL TEND TO FAVOR FORM OVER CONTENT... (DR. DILLAMOND HANDS GALINDA HER PAPER) MS. GLINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GALINDA.
DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) EXCUSE ME... GLINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I REALLY DON'T SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. EVERY OTHER PROFESSOR SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO PRONOUNCE MY NAME.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MAYBE PRONOUNCING YOUR PRECIOUS NAME ISN'T THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DOCTOR DILLAMOND'S LIFE. MAYBE HE'S NOT LIKE EVERY OTHER PROFESSOR. MAYBE SOME OF US ARE DIFFERENT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH! IT SEEMS THE ARTICHOKE IS STEAMED.
(STUDENTS LAUGH)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) CLASS, CLASS! MISS ELPHABA HAS A POINT! AS YOU KNOW, I AM THE SOLE ANIMAL ON THE FACULTY. THE TOKEN GOAT, AS IT WERE. BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY. OH, DEAR STUDENTS, HOW I WISH YOU COULD HAVE SEEN IT AS IT ONCE WAS. WHERE YOU COULD WALK DOWN THE HALLS AND SEE AN ANTELOPE EXPLICATING A SONNET, A SNOW LEOPARD SOLVING AN EQUATION, A WILDEBEAST WAXING PHILOSOPHIC. DON'T YOU SEE, DEAR STUDENTS, HOW OUR DEAR OZ IS BECOMING LESS AND LESS... NOW, WHO CAN TELL ME WHAT SENT THESE EVENTS INTO MOTION?

ELPHABA: (RAISES HAND) (SPOKEN) FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD, IT ALL STARTED WITH THE GREAT DROUGHT.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) EXACTLY. FOOD GREW SCARCE. PEOPLE GREW HUNGRIER, AND ANGRIER. AND THE QUESTION BECAME "WHOM CAN WE BLAME?" CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM "SCAPEGOAT"?
(ELPHABA RAISES HER HAND)
DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) SOMEONE BESIDES MISS ELPHABA? AH YES, MISS GLINDA...
GALINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GALINDA... WITH A GA. AND I DON'T SEE WHY YOU CAN'T JUST TEACH US HISTORY INSTEAD OF ALWAYS HARPING ON THE PAST.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) WELL, PERHAPS THESE QUESTIONS WILL ENLIGHTEN YOU... (HE OVER TO THE CHALK BOARD AND TURNS IT OVER. ON IT IS WRITTEN: ANIMALS SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS? I'M WAITING FOR AN ANSWER... VERY WELL, THAT WILL BE ALL FOR TODAY... YOU HEARD ME, CLASS DISMISSED!!!
(ALL STUDENTS EXIT EXCEPT ELPHABA & NESSAROSE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU GO AHEAD, NESSA. (NESSAROSE EXITS, ELPHABA LOOKS AT THE BOARD) ANIMALS SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD...

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH, MISS ELPHABA, DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME, GO ALONG AND ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH THAT'S ALLRIGHT, I HAVE NO FRIENDS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE MY LUNCH?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH, THANK YOU! HOW KIND.
(ELPHABA PULLS OUT A CANDY BAR AND UNWRAPS IT. DR. DILLAMOND TAKES THE PAPER AND BEGINS TO EAT IT. HE SEES THE BOARD)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) I SEEM TO HAVE LOST MY APPETITE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU SHOULDN'T LET STATEMENTS LIKE THAT BOTHER YOU. I MEAN, I ALWAYS DO, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH MISS ELPHABA, IF IT WERE ONLY A MATTER OF WORDS ON A CHALKBOARD. BUT THE THINGS ONE HEARS THESE DAYS... DREADFUL THINGS! MISS ELPHABA... (SUNG) I'VE HEARD OF AN OX, A PROFESSOR FROM QUOX NO LONG PERMITTED TO TEACH, WHO HAS LOST ALL POWERS OF SPEECH. AND AN OWL IN MUNCHKIN ROCK A VICAR WITH A THRIVING FLOCK FORBIDDEN TO PREACH NOW HE ONLY CAN SCREECH! ONLY RUMORS, BUT STILL, ENOUGH TO GIVE PAUSE TO ANYONE WITH PAWS SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING IN OZ

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SOMETHING BAD? HAPPENING IN OZ?

DILLAMOND: (SUNG) UNDER THE SURFACE BEHIND THE SCENES. SOMETHING BAAAAAH...(SPOKEN) SORRY, BAD...
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DR. DILLAMOND, ARE YOU ALLRIGHT? SHALL I FETCH YOU A GLASS OF WATER?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) NO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SO, YOU'RE SAYING THAT THERE ARE ANIMALS THAT HAVE, SOMEHOW, FORGOTTEN HOW TO SPEAK? BUT, HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) WELL, WITH SO MUCH PRESSURE NOT TO...
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HEARD THERE WAS SOME SORT OF DISTURBURANCE IN CLASS. ARE YOU ALLRIGHT, DOCTOR? OH, MISS ELPHABA, YOU'RE STILL HERE! I THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN ON YOUR WAY TO MY SEMINAR BY NOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES MADAME, ORDINARILY I WOULD BE BUT...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) BUT WHAT? I DO HOPE I HAVE NOT MISPLACED MY TRUST IN YOU. MAGIC IS A VERY DEMANDERATING MISTRESS, AND IF ONE HAS AMBITIONS OF MEETING THE WIZARD. I'M SURE DOCTOR DILLAMOND SEES MY POINT.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'D BETTER GO. DOCTOR DILLAMOND, IF SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING TO THE ANIMALS THEN SOMEONE HAS TO TELL THE WIZARD. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A WIZARD! (SUNG) SO NOTHING BAD

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) I HOPE YOUR RIGHT…

ELPHABA AND DR. DILLAMOND: (SUNG) NOTHNG ALL THAT BAD

DR. DILLAMOND: (SUNG) NOTHING TRULY BAAAAHHH... (SPOKEN) SORRY... BAD.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE, IN OZ...
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[SCENE 3 – DANCING THROUGH LIFE]
(SCENE OPENS IN SHIZ’S COURTYARD. GALINDA, BOQ, AND STUDENTS ON STAGE. FIYERO & AVARIC ENTER.)

AVARIC: (SPOKEN) HERE WE ARE, SIR! SHIZ UNIVERSITY!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT? ALREADY?

AVARIC: (SPOKEN) YES, SIR.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT A SHAME. WELL, I’LL SEE YOU SOON, AVARIC. DON'T WORRY; I WON'T LAST LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL THAN I DID AT ANY OF THE OTHERS.
(AVARIC AND FIYERO DO A HANDSHAKE, AVARIC EXITS)

BOQ: (SPOKEN) UH, MISS GALINDA, I KNOW I'M JUST A MUNCHKIN, BUT MUNCHKINS HAVE FEELINGS TOO. AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU MINE…FOR YOU. BUT SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW I'M THERE.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT’S NOT TRUE, BIQ.

BOQ: (SPOKEN) IT’S BOQ.


GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BIQ, DO YOU KNOW WHO THAT IS? THAT'S FIYERO TIGGULAR; THE WINKIE PRINCE WHOSE REPUTATION IS SO SCANDALACIOUS! (BOQ LOOKS DISGUSTED AND FIYERO WALKS TOWARDS THEM. GALINDA SWISHES HER HAIR. FIYERO, NOTICING HER STRANGE BEHAVIOR, DOES THE SAME. GALINDA SPEAKS TO FIYERO-) WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING…OR SOMEONE?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) UHHH YEA... HISTORY... CLASS? I DON'T KNOW... SOMEWHERE?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) THE HISTORY BUILDING IS WAY OVER THERE MY FRIEND...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT CLASS JUST ENDED!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) OH! PERFECT TIMING! SO, UH, WHAT DOES ONE DO FOR FUN AROUND HERE?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOTHING REALLY... UNTIL NOW...

BOQ: (SPOKEN) WE'VE BEEN STUDYING!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I SEE THAT ONCE AGAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRUPT MY FELLOW STUDENTS FALLS TO ME. FORTUNATELY, I'M UP FOR THE TASK. (SUNG) THE TROUBLE WITH SCHOOLS IS THEY ALWAYS TRY TO TEACH THE WRONG LESSON. BELIEVE ME, I'VE BEEN KICKED OUT OF ENOUGH OF THEM TO KNOW! THEY WANT YOU TO BECOME LESS CALLOW, LESS SHALLOW, BUT I SAY WHY INVITE STRESS IN? STOP STUDYING STRIFE AND LEARN TO LIVE THE UNEXAMINED LIFE... DANCIN' THROUGH LIFE, SKIMMING THE SURFACE, GLIDING WHERE TURF IS SMOOTH. LIFE’S MORE PAINLESS FOR THE BRAINLESS WHY THINK TO HARD WHEN IT’S SO SOOTHING. DANCING THROUGH LIFE NO NEED TO TOUGH IT WHEN YOU CAN SLUFF IT OFF AS I DO. NOTHING MATTERS, BUT KNOWING NOTHING MATTERS. ITS JUST LIFE, SO KEEP DANCING THROUGH. DANCING THROUGH LIFE. SWAYING AND SWEEPING, AND ALWAYS KEEPING COOL. LIFE IS FRAUGHTLESS, WHEN YOU’RE THOUGHTLES. THOSE WHO DON’T TRY, NEVER LOOK FOOLISH. DANCING THROUGH LIFE MINDLESS AND CARELESS. MAKE SURE YOU'RE WHERE LESS TROUBLE IS RIFE. WHOES ARE FLEETING BLOWS ARE GLANCING WHEN YOU'RE DANCING THROUGH LIFE! (SPOKEN) SO! WHAT'S THE MOST SWANKIFIED PLACE IN TOWN?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT WOULD BE THE OZDUST BALLROOM!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SOUNDS PERFECT! (SUNG) LET'S GO DOWN TO THE OZDUST BALLROOM; WE'LL MEET THERE LATER TONIGHT. WE CAN DANCE 'TIL IT'S LIGHT. FIND THE PRETTIEST GIRL, GIVE HER A WHIRL! RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE OZDUST BALLROOM, COME ON FOLLOW ME! YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO BE THERE!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) DANCIN' THROUGH LIFE, DOWN AT THE OZDUST!

FIYERO: (SUNG) IF ONLY BECAUSE DUST IS WHAT WE COME TO!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) NOTHIN' MATTERS, BUT KNOWING NOTHING MATTERS. ITS JUST LIFE!!!

FIYERO: (SUNG) SO KEEP DANCING THROUGH...

BOQ: (SPOKEN) MISS GALINDA? I HOPE YOU'LL SAVE AT LEAST ONE DANCE FOR ME. I'LL BE RIGHT THERE. WAITING. ALL NIGHT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH-THAT’S SO KIND. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE EVEN KINDER? (SUNG) SEE THAT TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL GIRL? THE ONE IN THE CHAIR. IT SEEMS SO UNFAIR: WE SHOULD GO ON A SPREE…AND NOT SHE, GEE, I KNOW SOMEONE WOULD BE MY HERO IF THAT SOMEONE WERE, TO GO INVITE HER!

BOQ: (SPOKEN) WELL, MAYBE-I COULD INVITE HER!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH, BIQ, REALLY? (SUNG) YOU WOULD DO THAT FOR ME?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU, MISS GALINDA. (HE WALKS OVER TO NESSAROSE) EXCUSE ME, MISS NESSAROSE? THERE'S SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN TO GALINDA) YOU'RE GOOD.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN…BUT I DO HAPPEN TO BE FREE TONIGHT, SO...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SO, I'LL BE PICKING YOU UP AROUND EIGHT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AFTER ALL... (SUNG) NOW THAT WE'VE MET ONE ANOTHER

BOTH: (SUNG) IT'S CLEAR WE DESERVE EACHOTHER!

GALINDA: (SUNG) YOU’RE PERFECT.

FIYERO: (SUNG) YOU’RE PERFECT.

BOTH: (SUNG) SO WE’RE PERFECT TOGETHER! BORN TO BE FOREVER! DANCING THROUGH LIFE!
(FIYERO AND GLINDA EXIT. ELPHABA AND NESSAROSE ENTERS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT'S ABSURD! THIS SILLY, RICH BOY APPEARS AND EVERYONE'S OFF TO WORSHIP HIM AND SOME CULTISH SOCIAL GATHERING!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) EVEN ME! I'M GOING. ISN'T IT WONDERFUL? BOQ WAS TOO SHY TO ASK ME AT FIRST, BUT ONCE GALINDA ENCOURAGED HIM...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA?!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) DON'T YOU DARE SAY ANOTHER WORD AGAINST HER! I'M ABOUT TO HAVE THE FIRST HAPPY NIGHT OF MY LIFE ALL THANKS TO GALINDA! (SUNG) FINALLY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT, I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A FUN NIGHT WITH THIS MUNCHKIN BOY GALINDA FOUND FOR ME. AND I ONLY WISH THERE WERE SOMETHING I COULD DO FOR HER TO REPAY HER. ELPHABA SEE... WE DESERVE EACHOTHER AND GALINDA HELPED IT COME TRUE. WE DESERVE EACHOTHER, ME AND BOQ. PLEASE ELPHABA, TRY TO UNDERSTAND.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I DO...
(GALINDA, SHEN SHEN, & PFANEE ENTER. ELPHABA REMAINS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STAGE)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW I MUST ACCESSORIZE MYSELF FOR FIYERO. (SHEN SHEN PULLS THE WITCH'S HAT OUT OF ONE OF GALINDA'S HAT BOXES)

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) GALINDA, WHAT IN OZ'S NAME!?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW, JUST PRETEND YOU DIDN'T SEE THAT. MY GRANNY IS ALWAYS GIVING ME THE MOST HIDEODEOUS HATS. I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I DON'T HATE ANYONE THAT MUCH.

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) YES YOU DO!

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) GIVE IT TO HER! JUST DO IT!
(GALINDA GLANCES AT ELPHABA AND WALKS TOWARD HER. ELPHABA MEETS HER AT THE MIDDLE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA, LISTEN, NESSA AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU JUST NOW...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT YOU! I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO WEAR THIS HAT TO THE PARTY TONIGHT! (SHE GIVES HER THE HAT) (SUNG) IT'S REALLY... UH... SHARP! DON'T YOU THINK? Y'KNOW BLACK, IS THIS YEAR'S PINK! YOU DESERVE EACHOTHER, THIS HAT AND YOU, YOU'RE BOTH SO... SMART! YOU DESERVE EACHOTHER, SO HERE! OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF MY HEART!
(GALINDA RUNS OFF. ELPHABA LOOKS AT THE HAT AND EXITS. STUDENTS ENTER AND DANCE. BOQ AND NESSAROSE APPEAR)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) WHAT'S IN THE PUNCH?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) LEMONS, AND MELONS, AND PEARS!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH MY!

BOQ: (SUNG) LISTEN NESSA...

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) YES?

BOQ: (SUNG) UH, NESSA... I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO CONFESS A REASON WHY, WELL, WHY I ASKED YOU HERE TONIGHT... NOW, I KNOW IT ISN'T
FAIR.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH, BOQ, I KNOW WHY.

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU DO?

NESSAROSE: (SUNG) IT'S BECAUSE I'M IN THIS CHAIR, AND YOU FELT SORRY FOR ME... WELL, ISN'T THAT RIGHT?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) NO... IT'S BECAUSE... UH... BECAUSE... (SUNG) BECAUSE YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH, BOQ! (SUNG) I THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL! AND WE DESERVE EACH OTHER; DON'T YOU SEE THIS IS OUR CHANCE? WE DESERVE EACH OTHER, DON'T WE BOQ?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU KNOW WHAT? LET'S DANCE!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

BOQ: (SUNG) LET'S DANCE!
(EVERYONE DANCES. MORRIBLE ENTERS AND MEETS GALINDA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS UPLAND?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE... WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS GALINDA A SMALL WAND.GALINDA GASPS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME... A TRAINING WAND... HOW CAN I EVER EXPRESS MY GRADITUTION?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, DON'T THANK ME! THIS WAS YOUR ROOMMATE'S IDEA, NOT MINE.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT? ELPHABA?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA REQUESTED THAT I INCLUDE YOU IN MY SORCERY CLASS. SHE INSISTED I TELL YOU THIS VERY NIGHT OR SHE WOULD QUIT THE SEMINAR.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BUT... WHY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HAVE NO IDEA. MY PERSONAL OPINION IS YOU DO NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. I HOPE YOU'LL PROVE ME WRONG... I DOUBT YOU WILL.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS. FIYERO WALKS TO GALINDA)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT IS IT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I GOT WHAT I WANTED...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) THEN WHAT'S THE MATTER?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOTHING...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) GOOD. LET'S DANCE...
(THY BEGIN TO DANCE. ELPHABA WALKS IN AND THEY STOP, AND GASP. EVERYONE STARTS LAUGHING)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHO IN OZ’S NAME IS THIS?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MY ROOMMATE... PLEASE, DON'T ... STARE!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) HOW CAN YOU HELP IT?
(ELPHABA TAKES OFF THE HAT, PAUSES, THEN PUTS IT BACK ON AND BEGINS TO DANCE. SHE IS ALONE. THERE IS NO MUSIC)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I'LL SAY THIS; SHE DOESN'T GIVE A TWIG ABOUT WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OF COURSE DOES, SHE JUST PRETENDS NOT TO... I FEEL AWFUL...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHY? IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S YOUR FAULT.

GALINDA: EXCUSE ME... (SHE WALKS OVER TO ELPHABA AND CLEARS HER THROAT) MAY I CUT IN?
(GALINDA BEGINS DANCING JUST AS HORRIBLY. ELPHABA STARTS DANCING WITH GALINDA. THE STUDENTS JOIN IN AND THE MUSIC STARTS
AGAIN)

ALL: (SUNG) DANCING THROUGH LIFE, DOWN AT THE OZDUST

FIYERO: (SUNG) IF ONLY BECAUSE DUST IS WHAT WE COME TO.

ALL: (SUNG) AND THE STRANGE THING, YOUR LIFE COULD END UP CHANGING. WHILE YOU'RE DANCING THROUGH-
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[SCENE 4 – CHANGE AT SHIZ]
(ELPHABA & GALINDA BARGE INTO THEIR SUITE...GALINDA IS IN HYSTERICS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOUR VERY FIRST PARTY EVER?! YOUR VERY FIRST PARTY! OH I KNOW! LET'S TELL EACH OTHER SOMETHING WE'VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE... I'LL GO FIRST: FIYERO AND I ARE GOING TO BE MARRIED (SHE SQUEALS).

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) REALLY? HE'S ASKED YOU ALREADY?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO, HE DOESN'T KNOW YET... NOW, YOU TELL ME A SECRET.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) LIKE WHAT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) LIKE... WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SLEEP WITH THIS FUNNY, LITTLE, GREEN BOTTLE UNDER YOUR PILLOW? (SHE GRABS THE BOTTLE, AND WAVES IT IN ELPHABA’S FACE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GIVE THAT BACK!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) C'MON, TELL ME. TELL ME! TELL ME!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT WAS MY MOTHER'S! THAT'S ALL...
(SILENCE, GALINDA HANDS ELPHABA THE BOTTLE)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) (WHINING) IT’S NOT FAIR. I TOLD YOU A REALLY GOOD ONE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MY FATHER HATES ME. (GALINDA GASPS) THAT’S NOT THE SECRET. THE SECRET’S THIS: IT'S MY FAULT...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT WHAT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) ... THAT MY SISTER IS THE WAY SHE IS. (PAUSE) YOU SEE, WHEN MY MOTHER WAS CARRYING NESSA, MY FATHER WAS WORRIED THAT THE NEW BABY MIGHT COME OUT...

BOTH: (SPOKEN) GREEN.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN)…SO HE MADE MY MOTHER CHEW MILKFLOWERS DAY AND NIGHT…BUT THAT MADE NESSA COME TOO SOON, WITH HER LITTLE LEGS ALL TANGLED. (SHE TAKES IN A BREATH) AND MY MOTHER NEVER WOKE UP…NONE OF WHICH EVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF NOT FOR ME.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BUT THAT WAS THE MILKFLOWER’S FAULT, NOT YOURS. THAT MAY BE YOUR SECRET, ELPHABA, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE. OH LOOK, IT'S TOMORROW! ELPHIE... DO YOU MIND IF I CALL YOU ELPHIE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL, IT'S A LITTLE PERKY.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND YOU CAN CALL ME... GALINDA! SO... ELPHIE... NOW THAT WE'RE FRIENDS, I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE YOU MY NEW PROJECT!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I KNOW, THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME SO NICE! (SUNG) WHENEVER I SEE SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE THAN I AND LET'S FACE IT... WHO ISN'T LESS FORTUNATE THAN I? MY TENDER HEART TENDS TO START TO BLEED AND WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS A MAKEOVER I SIMPLY HAVE TO TAKEOVER I KNOW I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED AND EVEN IN YOUR CASE... THOUGH IT'S THE TOUGHEST CASE I'VE YET TO FACE! DON'T WORRY! I'M DETERMINED TO SUCCEED FOLLOW MY LEAD AND YES INDEED YOU WILL BE... POPULAR! YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR I'LL TEACH THE PROPER PLOYS WHEN YOU TALK TO BOYS LITTLE WAYS TO FLIRT AND FLOUNCE (SQUEALS) I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT SHOES TO WEAR HOW TO FIX YOUR HAIR EVERYTHING THAT REALLY COUNTS TO BE POPULAR I KNOW ABOUT POPULAR, AND WITH AN ASSIST FROM ME TO BE WHO YOU'LL BE INSTEAD OF DREARY WHO YOU WERE... WELL ARE... THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN STOP YOU FROM BECOMING POPULER... LAR! LA LA LA LA. WE'RE GONNA MAKE YOU POPULAR! WHEN I SEE DEPRESSING CREATURES WITH UNPREPOSSESSING FEATURES, I REMIND THEM ON THEIR OWN BEHALF TO THINK OF CELEBRATED HEADS OF STATE OR ESPECIALLY GREAT COMMUNICATORS DID THEY HAVE BRAINS OR KNOWLEDGE? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! THEY WERE POPULAR. PLEASE, IT'S ALL ABOUT POPULAR. IT'S NOT ABOUT APTITUDE; IT'S THE WAY YOU'RE VIEWED, SO IT'S VERY SHREWD TO BE VERY VERY POPULAR LIKE ME!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) THIS IS NEVER GOING TO WORK!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH ELPHIE, YOU MUSTN'T THINK THAT WAY ANYMORE! YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS GOING TO CHANGE, AND ALL BECAUSE OF ME. OKAY, STAND... I WILL TURN YOUR FROCK INTO A BEAUTIFUL BALL GOWN! STAND UP... (SHE PICKS UP HER WAND AND WAVES IT) BALL GOWN!!! (NOTHING HAPPENS) BALL GOWN!!! (STILL, NOTHING HAPPENS. SHE TAPS HER WAND ON THE BED) IS THIS THING ON?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) (LAUGHS) DO YOU WANT ME TO TRY?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO, I'VE GOT IT! (SHE THROWS THE WAND) OH, JUST WEAR THE FROCK... IT'S PRETTY! NOW, I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO FLIP YOUR HAIR: FLIP FLIP. OR YOU COULD USE YOUR HAND. (SHE DEMONSTRATES) OR, YOU CAN USE YOUR WHOLE BODY. (SHE DEMONSTRATES, AND FALLS ONTO HER BED. SHE SCREAMS) NO, DON’T DO THAT ONE…NOW, FOR THE FINISHING TOUCH. (SHE TAKES THE PINK FLOWER OUT OF HER HAIR, AND PUTS IT INTO ELPHABA'S) WHY, MISS ELPHABA, GREEN GOES SO WELL WITH PINK. LOOK AT YOU, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL. (SHE HANDS ELPHABA A MIRROR, AND ELPHABA LOOKS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I... I HAVE TO GO.
(ELPHABA DROPS THE MIRROR, AND RUNS OFF)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOU'RE WELCOME! (SHE ADMIRES HERSELF IN THE MIRROR) (SUNG) AND THOUGH YOU PROTEST YOUR DISINTEREST, I KNOW CLANDESTINELY... YOU'RE GONNA GRIN AND BEAR IT YOUR NEW FOUND POPULARITY! (SQUEALS) LA LA LA LA. YOU'LL BE POPULAR! JUST NOT QUITE AS POPULAR AS ME!!!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO DR. DILLAMOND’S CLASSROOM. ELPHABA FLIPS HER HAIR, AND IS DRESSED ALMOST LIKE GALINDA WOULD)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) FLIPS HER HAIR…FLIP FLIP! WHAT?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) NOTHING, IT'S JUST... YOU'VE BEEN "GALINDA-FIED".
(DR. DILLAMOND ENTERS THE CLASSROOM)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) TAKE YOUR SEATS, CLASS! I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, AND VERY LITTLE TIME TO SAY IT. THIS IS MY LAST DAY HERE AT SHIZ. I AM NO LONGER PERMITTED TO TEACH. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SHARING YOUR ENTHUSIASM, AND YOUR ESSAYS, NO MATTER HOW FEEBLY STRUCTURED.
(MADAME MORRIBLE RUSHES IN)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DOCTOR DILLAMOND! I'M SO DREADFULLY SORRY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME, WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THEY CAN TAKE AWAY MY JOB, BUT I SHALL CONTINUE SPEAKING OUT. (TWO MEN BEGIN TO DRAG DR. DILLAMOND OUT OF THE ROOM) THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU THE WHOLE STORY! REMEMBER THAT, CLASS! REMEMBER THAT.
(DR. DILLAMOND IS DRAGGED COMPLETELY OUT OF THE ROOM)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DOCTOR DILLAMOND!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEAT.
(THE PROFESSOR ENTERS BRINGING ALONG A COVERED ITEM)

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) GOOD AFTERNOON!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) GOOD AFTERNOON PROFESSOR.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) EVERY DAY, WITH EVERY TICK OF THE TIME DRAGON CLOCK, IN EVERY CORNER OF OUR GREAT OZ, ONE HEARS THE SILENCE OF PROGRESS. FOR EXAMPLE: THIS IS CALLED A CAGE! (HE RIPS THE CLOTH OFF THE COVERED ITEM, REVEALING A CAGED LION CUB) WE WILL BE SEEING MORE AND MORE OF THEM IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THIS
REMARKABLE INNOVATION IS ACTUALLY FOR THE ANIMAL'S OWN GOOD...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IF THIS IS FOR HIS OWN GOOD, THEN WHY IS HE TREMBLING?

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) HE'S JUST EXCITED TO BE HERE, THAT'S ALL. (HE HITS THE CAGE) NOW, AS I WAS SAYING, ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF CAGING A LION CUB WHILE HE'S YOUNG IS THAT HE NEVER, IN FACT, WILL LEARN
HOW TO SPEAK.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT? (SPOKEN TO FIYERO) CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE ANIMALS ARE KEPT IN CAGES AND THEY NEVER SPEAK?

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) NOW, HE MAY SEEM A BIT AGITATED BUT THAT'S EASILY REMEDIED.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT SHOULD I DO?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL, SOMEBODY HAS TO... DO SOMETHING!!!
(SPARKS BEGIN TO FLY EVERYWHERE. EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR FIYERO AND ELPHABA ARE TREMBLING UNCONTROLLABLY)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT'S HAPPENING?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW. I GOT MAD...AND

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) ALL RIGHT! JUST DON'T MOVE…AND DON'T GET MAD AT ME
(FIYERO GRABS THECAGED LION CUB AND RUNS OFFSTAGE. ELPHABA FOLLOWS. THEY RE-ENTER UNDER A BRIDGE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) CAREFUL! DON'T SHAKE HIM!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) I'M NOT!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WE CAN'T JUST LET HIM LOOSE ANYWHERE, YOU KNOW. WE HAVE TO FIND SOMEPLACE…SAFE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) DON'T YOU THINK THAT I REALIZE THAT? YOU MUST THINK I'M REALLY STUPID OR SOMETHING!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, NOT REALLY STUPID.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHY IS IT THAT EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, YOU'RE CAUSING SOME SORT OF COMMOTION?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T CAUSE COMMOTIONS. I AM ONE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) THAT'S FOR SURE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH! SO YOU THINK I SHOULD JUST KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT! IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) NO, I'M...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DO YOU THINK I WANT TO BE THIS WAY? DO YOU THINK I WANT TO CARE THIS MUCH? DON'T YOU KNOW HOW MUCH EASIER MY LIFE WOULD BE IF I DIDN'T?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) DO YOU EVER LET ANYONE ELSE TALK?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH, SORRY... BUT CAN I JUST SAY ONE MORE THING? (FIYERO NODS) YOU COULD HAVE JUST WALKED AWAY BACK THERE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SO?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SO, NO MATTER HOW SELF-ABSORBED AND SHALLOW YOU PRETEND TO BE...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) EXCUSE ME, THERE'S NO PRETENSE HERE. I HAPPEN TO
BE GENUINELY SELF-ABSORBED AND DEEPLY SHALLOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO YOU'RE NOT. IF YOU WERE, YOU WOULDN'T BE SO UNHAPPY.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) FINE, IF YOU DON'T WANT MY HELP...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, I DO! POOR LITTLE THING, ITS HEART IS TREMBLING... I DIDN'T MEAN FOR...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT DID YOU MEAN TO DO? WHY WAS I THE ONLY ONE YOU DIDN'T DO IT TO?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON’T KNOW.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I BETTER GET TO SAFETY... I MEAN THE CUB... GET THE CUB TO SAFETY.
(FIYERO EXITS WITH THE CUB. IT BEGINS TO RAIN)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) FIYERO…(SUNG) HANDS TOUCH, EYES MEET. SUDDEN SILENCE, SUDDEN HEAT. HEARTS LEAP IN A GIDDY WHIRL. HE COULD BE THAT BOY. BUT I'M NOT THAT GIRL. DON'T DREAM TOO FAR; DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF WHO YOU ARE. DON'T REMEMBER THAT RUSH OF JOY. HE COULD BE THAT BOY BUT I'M NOT THAT GIRL. EVERY SO OFTEN WE LONG TO STEAL TO THE LAND OF "WHAT-MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN". BUT THAT DOESN'T SOFTEN THE ACHE WE FEEL WHEN REALITY SETS BACK IN. BLITHE SMILE, LITHE LIMB. SHE WHO'S WINSOME, SHE WINS HIM. GOLD HAIR WITH A GENTLE CURL. THAT'S THE GIRL HE CHOSE. AND HEAVEN KNOWS, I'M NOT THAT GIRL. DON'T WISH, DON'T START. WISHING ONLY WOUNDS THE HEART. I WASN'T BORN FOR THE ROSE AND PEARL. THERE'S A GIRL I KNOW. HE LOVES HER SO. I'M NOT THAT GIRL...
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS. SHE IS CARRYING AN OPEN UMBRELLA. SHE GIVES IT TO ELPHABA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THERE YOU ARE!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH MISS ELPHABA, I FINALLY HEARD BACK FROM THE WIZARD!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) THE WIZARD?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, HE WISHES TO MEET YOU!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) HE ASKED FOR ME?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES! I KNOW HOW DEVASTATED YOU WERE FOR OUR POOR DOCTOR DILLAMOND, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU MY DEAR, AS ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER ONE OPENS.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS ELPHABA A GREEN ENVELOPE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! HOW CAN I EVER THANK YOU?
(ELPHABA CLOSES THE UMBRELLA AND GIVES MADAME MORRIBLE A BIG HUG)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH CAREFUL DEAR, YOU MUSN'T GET WET (MADAME MORRIBLE RE-OPENS THE UMBRELLA, AND THEN CLOSES IT AGAIN) OH, I KNOW! (MADAME MORRIBLE WAVES HER HAND, AND THE SUN COMES OUT) DIDN'T I TELL YOU? WEATHER IS MY SPECIALTY. OZ-SPEED, MY DEAR! MAKE ME PROUD.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I WILL, I'LL TRY. (MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)(SUNG) AND THERE WE'LL FINALLY BE THE WIZARD AND I...
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[SCENE 5 – THE EMERALD CITY]
(SCENE OPENS IN A TRAIN STATION. ELPHABA,AND GALINDA ARE ON STAGE.

CONDUCTOR: (SPOKEN) ALL ABOARD!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) REMEMBER EYE CONTACT. AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL HIM HOW WONDERFUL HE IS, WIZARDS LOVE THAT! AND BE YOURSELF... WELL... WITHIN REASON.
(BOQ WHEELS NESSAROSE ONSTAGE)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, I'M SO PROUD OF YOU… AND I KNOW FATHER WOULD BE TOO. WE'RE ALL PROUD, AREN'T WE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT, WON'T YOU?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) SHE'LL BE FINE! BIQ WILL TAKE CARE OF HER, RIGHT?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) ...IT'S BOQ... AND I... I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE.
(BOQ EXITS)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) BOQ...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NESSA, MAYBE HE'S JUST NOT THE RIGHT ONE... FOR YOU.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) NO, IT'S ME THAT'S NOT RIGHT. ELPHABA, JUST GO. I'LL BE FINE.
(NESSAROSE WHEELS HERSELF OFFSTAGE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NESSA, WAIT!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) LET HER GO. SHE'LL HAVE TO MANAGE WITHOUT YOU. WE ALL WILL.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) PLEASE, YOU'LL BARELY EVEN NOTICE I'M GONE. BESIDES, YOU HAVE FIYERO. WHERE IS HE ANYWAY? NOT THAT I EXPECTED HIM TO SAY GOODBYE TO ME. WE BARELY KNOW EACH OTHER.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW HIM EITHER. HE'S DISTANT, AND MOODIFIED…AND HE'S BEEN THINKING, WHICH REALLY WORRRIES ME. I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH HE CARED ABOUT THAT OLD GOAT. (FIYERO ENTERS) OH THERE HE IS! FIYERO…OVER HERE DEAREST!
(FIYERO HANDS ELPHABA FLOWERS)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, I'M HAPPY FOR YOU.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES, WE ARE BOTH SO HAPPY...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) UH, LISTEN, I'VE BEEN THINKING...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES, I'VE HEARD.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) …ABOUT THAT LION CUB AND…EVERYTHING. I THINK ABOUT THAT DAY A LOT.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) REALLY? SO DO I.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) ME TOO! POOR DOCTOR DILLAMOND. IT MAKES ONE WANT TO... UH... TAKE A STAND. SO I'VE BEEN THINKING OF... UH... CHANGING MY NAME.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) YOUR NAME?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES! WELL, SINCE DOCTOR DILLAMOND HAD HIS OWN WAY OF PRONOUNCING MY NAME. IN SOLIDARITY AND TO EXPRESS MY OUTRAGE, I WILL HENCEFORWARD BE KNOWN NO LONGER AS GALINDA, BUT AS SIMPLY, GLINDA.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) OH WELL, THAT'S VERY ADMIRABLE OF YOU... GLINDA. (TO ELPHABA) ELPHABA, GOOD LUCK.
(FIYERO RUNS OFF)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THERE, SEE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GLINDA NOW. STUPID IDEA, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MADE ME SAY IT.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS; EVERYONE LOVES YOU!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T CARE! I WANT HIM. I DON'T EVEN THINK HE'S PERFECT ANYMORE AND I STILL WANT HIM. THIS MUST BE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE FEEL LIKE. HOW DO THEY BEAR IT?
(GLINDA AND ELPHABA EMBRACE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) COME WITH ME.
GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHERE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) TO THE EMERALD CITY.

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) REALLY?

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE THE EMERALD CITY!

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY! (SCENE SHIFTS TO THE EMERALD CITY) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY. ONE SHORT DAY, FULL OF SO MUCH TO DO.
EVER WAY THAT YOU LOOK AT THE CITY, THERE'S SOMETHING EXQUISITE YOU'LL WANT TO VISIT BEFORE THE DAY'S THROUGH.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) THERE ARE BUIDLINGS TALL AS QUOXWOOD TREES

GLINDA: (SUNG) DRESS SALONS!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) AND LIBRARIES

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) PALACES!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MUSEUMS!

BOTH: (SUNG) A HUNDRED STRONG. THERE ARE WONDERS LIKE I'VE NEVER SEEN!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S ALL GRAND!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) AND IT'S ALL GREEN!

BOTH: (SUNG) I THINK WE'VE FOUND THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG. I WANNA BE IN THIS HOI POLLOI

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SO I'LL BE BACK FOR GOOD SOMEDAY

GLINDA: (SUNG) TO MAKE MY LIFE AND MAKE MY WAY

BOTH: (SUNG) BUT FOR TODAY WE'LL WANDER AND ENJOY!

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY. ONE SHORT DAY
TO HAVE A LIFETIME OF FUN. ONE SHORT DAY…

BOTH: (SUNG) …AND WE'RE WARNING THE CITY. NOW THAT WE'RE IN HERE YOU'LL KNOW WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE WE ARE DONE!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ALL THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE! IT'S ALL SO OZMOPOLITAN! ELPHIE... ELPHIE? C'MON WE'LL BE LATE FOR WIZOMANIA.
(THE WIZOMANIA CHORUS ENTERS)

WIZOMANIA CHORUS: (SUNG) WHO'S THE MAGE WHO'S MAJOR ITINERARY IS MAKING ALL OZ MERRIER. WHO'S THE SAGE WHO SAGELY SAILED IN TO SAVE OUR POSTERIORS? WHO'S ENTHUSE ABOUT AIR BALLOONING HAS ALL OF US HONEYMOONING? OOOOOO. ISN'T HE WONDERFUL? OUR WONDERFUL WIZARD.

Another weird break up thing I can't type

BOTH: (SUNG)AND THEN JUST LIKE NOW WE CAN SAY,"WE'RE JUST TWO FRIENDS,"

ELPHABA: (SUNG) TWO GOOD FRIENDS...

GLINDA: (SUNG) TWO BEST FRIENDS...

OZIANS: (SUNG) SHARING ONE WONDERFUL ONE SHORT...

OZIAN OFFICIAL: (SPOKEN) THE WIZARD WILL SEE YOU NOW!

ALL: (SUNG) DAY!!!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO THE WIZARD’S LAIR. ELPHABA AND GLINDA ARE ON STAGE. A HUGE OZ MASK IS ROLLED ON)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A BOOMING VOICE) I AM OZ, THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE! WHO ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU SEEK ME?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) SAY SOMETHING!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) UH... ELPHABA THROPP YOUR TERRIBLENESS!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A NORMAL VOICE) OH? IS THAT YOU ELPHABA? I DIDN'T REALIZE! (HE CLIMBS OUT FROM BEHIND THE MASK) I HOPE I DIDN'T STARTLE YOU. LET’S SEE…WHICH IS WHICH? (HE LOOKS AT ELPHAB) ELPHABA! AND YOU MUST BE…

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) GLINDA. THE GA IS SILENT.
(ELPHABA TOUCHES THE GIANT OZ MASK)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) I KNOW. IT’S TOO MUCH, ISN’T IT? BUT PEOPLE EXPECT THIS SORT OF THING. YOU HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. THE THING IS, I HARDLY EVER LET PEOPLE MEET THE REAL ME, BUT THIS BEING A SPECIAL OCCASION…

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WELL, THAT'S GOOD. 'CAUSE THAT'S WHAT I LOVE BEST: MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY! (SUNG) I AM A SENTIMENTAL MAN WHO ALWAYS LONGED TO BE A FATHER. THAT'S WHY I DO THE BEST I CAN TO TREAT EACH CITIZEN OF OZ AS SON OR DAUGHTER. SO ELPHABA I'D LIKE TO RAISE YOU HIGH. 'CUZ I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY! AND HELPING YOU WITH YOUR ASCENT ALLOWS ME TO FEEL SO PARENTAL. FOR I AM A SENTIMENTAL MAN!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WE’RE NOT HER JUST FOR OURSELVES.

GLINDA: WE’RE NOT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, WE'RE HERE BECAUSE SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING TO THE ANIMALS IN OZ...

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) PLEASE, I'M THE WIZARD OF OZ. I ALREADY KNOW WHY YOU'VE COME…AND I FULLY INTEND TO GRANT YOU’RE REQUEST (PAUSE) OF COURSE, YOU MUST PROVE YOURSELF FIRST...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT HOW?

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) OH, I DON'T KNOW. SOME SORT OF GESTURE; MOSTLY FOR SHOW. SOMETHING TO TEST YOUR ADEPTNESS…I KNOW! MADAME, THE BOOK!
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS CARRYING THE GRIMMERIE. CHISTERY FOLLOWS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) I BELIEVE YOU'RE WELL ACQUAINTED WITH MY NEW PRESS SECRETARY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) PRESS SECRETARY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, YES DEARIES, I'VE RISEN UP IN THE WORLD. YOU'LL FIND THAT THE WIZARD IS A VERY GENEROUS MAN. IF YOU DO SOMETHING FOR HIM, HE'LL DO MUCH FOR YOU.
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WELL, THIS IS MY MONKEY SERVENT, CHISTERY. HE LOOKS SO LONGINGLY AT THE BIRDS EVERY MORNING....

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) …SO THE WIZARD WAS THINKING, PERHAPS, A LEVITATION SPELL...
(GLINDA NOTICES THE GRIMMERIE IN MADAME MORRIBLES’S HANDS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IS THAT THE GRIMMERIE?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SPELLS AND ENCHANTMENTS.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS THE BOOK TO ELPHABA)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) CAN I TOUCH IT?

MADAME MORRLBE: (SPOKEN) NO!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT FUNNY WRITING...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WELL, IT’S A LOST LANGUAGE. THE LOST LANGUAGE OF SPELLS.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) IT'S KIND OF A RECIPE BOOK FOR CHANGE.

MADAME MORRIBLE: DON'T BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU CAN'T DECIPHERATE IT, DEARIE. I, MYSELF, CAN ONLY READ A SPELL OR TWO, AND THAT TOOK YEARS AND YEARS

ELPHABA: (CHANTED) AHVEN, TATEY, AVEN TATEY AVEN...AH MAY AH TAY ATUM…AH MAY AH TAH TAY MAY TU SE SAY TA!

WIZARD: (SUNG) I KNOW EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY!
(CHISTERY SCREAMS & BEGINS TO TWITCH)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT HAPPENED? IS SOMETHING WRONG?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NO. IT’S JUST A TRANSITION, DEAR!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, STOP YOU'RE HURTING HIM!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) SHE'S ACTUALLY DONE IT!
(CHISTERY SPROUTS WINGS IN PAIN AND STARTS FLYING)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO! QUICK, HOW DO I REVERSE IT?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T! SPELLS ARE IRREVERSIBLE! (TO WIZARD) I KNEW SHE HAD THE POWER, I TOLD YOU!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU…YOU PLANNED ALL THIS?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WHY ARE YOU TAUNTING ME? YOU BENEFIT TOO!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) AND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! LOOK.
(THE OTHER MONKEYS BEGIN TO GROW WINGS AND FLY)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WON'T THEY MAKE PERFECT SPIES?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SPIES?!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) YOU'RE RIGHT, THAT'S A HARSH WORD... HOW ABOUT SCOUTS? THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL BE REALLY. THEY'LL FLY AROUND OZ, AND REPORT ANY SUBVERSIVE ANIMAL ACTIVITY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T READ THIS BOOK AT ALL! CAN YOU? YOU HAVE NO REAL POWER.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) EXACTLY... THAT'S WHY I NEED YOU. DON'T YOU SEE? THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER, NOW! YOU HAVE SO MANY ... OPPORTUNITES. YOU BOTH DO.

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THANK YOU, YOUR OZNESS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO!
(ELPHABA RUNS OFFSTAGE)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE! (TO WIZARD) I AM SO SORRY, YOUR WIZARDSHIP. I'LL FETCH HER BACK! (TO ELPHABA) ELPHIE WAIT!
(GLINDA RUNS OFFSTAGE AFTER ELPHABA)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WE MUST GET HER BACK. SHE KNOWS TOO MUCH.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DON'T WORRY! I WILL HANDLE IT.
(THE WIZARD GETS BACK INTO THE HEAD)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A BOOMING VOICE) GUARDS, GUARDS! THERE IS A FUGITIVE LOOSE IN THE PALACE! FIND HER, CAPTURE HER, AND BRING HER TO ME!

GUARDS: (SPOKEN FROM OFFSTAGE) YES YOUR OZNESS!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO THE WIZARD’S UPSTAIRS LAIR)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, WAIT! WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH NO! THERE ARE NO MORE STAIRS! THIS MIGHT BE THE ATTIC...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, LISTEN TO ME...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I HAVE TO BARRICADE THE DOOR!
(ELPHABA PICKS UP A BROOM AND PLACES IT OVER THE DOOR)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE STAYED CALM FOR ONCE INSTEAD OF FLYING OFF THE HANDLE? (SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY HOW YOU'VE HURT YOUR CAUSE FOREVER. I HOPE YOU THINK YOU'RE CLEVER.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY! I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY TOO. I HOPE YOU'RE PROUD HOW YOU WOULD GROVEL IN SUBMISSION TO FEED YOUR OWN AMBISSION.

BOTH: (SUNG) SO THOUGH I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY RIGHT NOW...
(MADAME MORRIBLE FADES IN ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STAGE)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) CITIZENS OF OZ, THERE IS AN ENEMY THAT MUST BE FOUND AND CAPTURED! BELIEVE NOTHING SHE SAYS. SHE IS EVIL. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MUTILATION OF THESE POOR, INNOCENT MONKEYS! HER GREEN SKIN IS BUT AN OUTWARD MANIFESTATION OF HER TWISTED NATURE! THIS DISTORTION... THIS REPULSION... THIS... WICKED WITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(MADAME MORRIBLE FADES OUT)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) DON'T BE AFRAID...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M NOT... IT'S THE WIZARD WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID... OF ME!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, JUST SAY YOU'RE SORRY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. (SUNG) YOU CAN STILL BE WITH THE WIZARD. WHAT YOU'VE WORKED AND WAITED FOR. YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOU EVER WANTED...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I KNOW...BUT I DON'T WANT IT. NO, I CAN'T WANT IT ANYMORE...SOMETHING HAS CHANGED WITHIN ME. SOMETHING IS NOT THE SAME. I'M THROUGH WITH PLAYING BY THE RULES OF SOMEONE ELSE'S GAME! TOO LATE FOR SECOND GUESSING, TOO LATE TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. IT'S TIME TO TRUST MY INSTINCTS, CLOSE MY EYES... AND LEAP. IT'S TIME TO TRY DEFYING GRAVITY. I THINK I'LL TRY DEFYING GRAVITY AND YOU CAN'T PULL ME DOWN

GLINDA: (SUNG) CAN'T I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE HAVING DELUSIONS OF GRANDURE?

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I'M THROUHG EXCEPTING LIMITS 'CUZ SOMEONE SAYS THEY'RE SO. SOME THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, BUT 'TIL I TRY I'LL NEVER KNOW! TOO LONG I'VE BEEN AFRAID OF LOSING LOVE, I GUESS I’VE LOST. WELL IF THAT'S LOVE, IT COMES AT MUCH TOO HIGH A COST! I'D SOONER BUY DEFYING GRAVITY. KISS ME GOODBYE I'M DEFYING GRAVITY AND YOU CAN'T PULL ME DOWN!
(THE GUARDS BANG ON THE LOCKED DOOR)

GUARD 1: (SPOKEN) OPEN THIS DOOR, IN THE NAME OF HIS SUPREME OZNESS!

ELPHABA: (CHANTED) AH MAY AH TAY AH TUM DITUM...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN AS ELPHABA CONTINUS CHANTING) WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! STOP IT! THAT'S WHAT STARTED ALL OF THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE... THAT HIDEOUS LEVITATION SPELL! STOP!!! (ELPHABA STOPS CHANTING) WELL... WHERE ARE YOUR WINGS? MAYBE YOU'RE NOT AS POWERFUL AS YOU THINK YOU ARE... (THE BROOMSTICK FLOATS ACROSS THE ROOM TOWARDS ELPHABA) SWEET OZ!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I TOLD YOU. I DID IT GLINDA! (THE GUARDS START TO BANG ON THE LOCKED DOOR AGAIN) QUICK! GET ON!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) COME WITH ME... THINK OF WHAT WE COULD DO...TOGETHER. (SUNG) UNLIMITED, TOGETHER WE'RE UNLIMITED. TOGETHER WE'LL BE THE GREATEST TEAM THERE'S EVER BEEN, GLINDA. DREAMS THE WAY WE PLANNED 'EM

GLINDA: (SUNG) IF WE WORK IN TANDEM

BOTH: (SUNG) THERE’S NO FIGHT WE CAN NOT WIN. JUST YOU AND I DEFYING GRAVITY. WITH YOU AND I DEFYING GRAVITY

ELPHABA: (SUNG) THEY'LL NEVER BRING US DOWN. (SPOKEN) WELL, ARE YOU COMING?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, YOU'RE TREMBLING... HERE, PUT THIS AROUND YOU... (GLINDA DRAPES A BLACK CAPE AROUND ELPHABA)(SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW THAT YOU'RE CHOOSING THIS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU TOO. (SUNG) I HOPE IT BRINGS YOU BLISS

BOTH: (SUNG) I REALLY HOPE YOU GET IT AND YOU DON'T LIVE TO REGRET IT. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY IN THE END! I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY... MY FRIEND...
(ELPHABA RUNS TO THE CENTER OF THE STAGE. THE GUARDS BREAK DOWN THE DOOR)

GUARD 2: (SPOKEN) THERE SHE IS! DON'T LET HER GET AWAY!
(THEY GRAB GLINDA)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT IN OZ?! LET GO OF ME! DO YOU HEAR ME? LET ME GO!
(ELPHABA RISES 15 FEET IN THE AIR HOLDING HER BROOMSTICK)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT'S NOT HER. SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I'M THE ONE YOU WANT. IT'S ME. IT'S ME! UP HERE! IT'S ME!
(ELPHABA RISES UP CENTER STAGE HOLDING HER BROOM)

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SO IF YOU CARE TO FIND ME, LOOK TO THE WESTERN SKY. AS SOMEONE TOLD ME LATELY, EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY! AND IF I'M FLYING SOLO, AT LEAST I'M FLYING FREE! TO THOSE WHO GROUND ME, TAKE A MESSAGE BACK FROM ME! TELL THEM HOW I AM DEFYING GRAVITY!!! I'M FLYING HIGH DEFYING GRAVITY!!! AND SOON I'LL MATCH THEM IN RENOWN. AND NOBODY IN ALL OF OZ… NO WIZARD THAT THERE IS OR WAS, IS EVER GONNA BRING ME DOWN!!!

GLINDA: (SUNG) I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY

OZIANS: (SUNG) LOOK AT HER, SHE'S WICKED! GET HER!!!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BRING ME DOWN!!!!

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! SO WE'VE GOT TO BRING HER... DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!


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Originally posted by ElphabaIsPopular:
Hi! I was wondering, does anyone have a full script of WICKED? If not a full script does anyone have a full script of the "Popular" scene? THanks!

ACT I
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[SCENE 1 – NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED]
(SCENE OPENS IN OZ. OZIANS ON STAGE)

OZIANS: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS, SHE'S DEAD! THE WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD! THE WICKEDEST WITCH THERE EVER WAS, THE ENEMY OF ALL OF US HERE IN OZ, IS DEAD! GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!

OZIAN 1: (SPOKEN) LOOK, IT'S GLINDA!
(GLINDA FLOATS IN ON A BUBBLE)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GOOD TO SEE ME, ISN'T IT? (OZIANS AGREE) NO NEED TO RESPOND, THAT WAS RHETORICAL. FELLOW OZIANS
(SUNG) LET US BE GLAD, LET US BE GRATEFUL, LET US REJOICIFY THAT GOODNESS COULD SUBDUE THE WICKED WORKINGS OF YOU KNOW WHO! ISN'T IT NICE TO KNOW THAT GOOD WILL CONQUER EVIL? THE TRUTH WE ALL BELIEVE'LL BY AND BY OUTLIVE A LIE FOR YOU AND-

OZIAN 2: (SPOKEN) GLINDA! EXACTLY HOW DEAD IS SHE?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN MUCH RUMOR AND SPECULATION... INNUENDO, OUTUENDO...LET ME SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. ACCORDING TO THE TIME DRAGON CLOCK THE MELTING OCCURRED AT THE 13TH HOUR; A DIRECT RESULT OF A BUCKET OF WATER THROWN BY A FEMALE CHILD. YES, THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD!

OZIAN 1: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED

OZIAN (FEMALE): (SUNG) NO ONE CRIES, “THEY WON’T RETURN”

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE LAYS A LILY ON THEIR GRAVE!

OZIAN (MALE): (SUNG) THE GOOD MAN SCORNS THE WICKED!

OZIAN (FEMALE): (SUNG) THROUGH THEIR LIVES OUR CHILDREN LEARN!

OZIANS: (SUNG) WHAT WE MISS WHEN WE MISBEHAVE! (OZIANS AGREE)

GLINDA: (SUNG) AND GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED’S LIVES ARE LONELY. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED DIE ALONE. IT JUST SHOWS WHEN YOU’RE WICKED YOU’RE LEFT ONLY ON YOUR OWN.

OZIANS: (SUNG) YES, GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED’S LIVES ARE LONELY. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED CRY ALONE. NOTHING GROWS FOR THE WICKED. THEY REAP ONLY WHAT THEY’VE SOWN.

OZIAN 1: (SPOKEN) GLINDA, WHY DOES WICKEDNESS HAPPEN?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION; ONE THAT MANY PEOPLE FIND MOST CONFUSIFYING. ARE PEOPLE BORN WICKED, OR DO THEY HAVE WICKEDNESS THRUST UPON THEM? AFTER ALL, SHE HAD A CHILDHOOD. (FREX AND MELENA ENTER) SHE HAD A FATHER, WHO JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE THE GOVERNOR OF MUNCHKIN LAND…

FREX: (SPOKEN) I'M OFF TO THE ASSEMBLY, DEAR.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND SHE HAD A MOTHER, AS SO MANY DO.

FREX: (SUNG) HOW I HATE TO GO AND LEAVE YOU LONELY.

MELENA: (SUNG) THAT'S ALRIGHT IT'S ONLY JUST ONE NIGHT.

FREX: (SUNG) BUT KNOW THAT YOU'RE HERE, IN MY HEART WHILE I'M OUT OF YOUR SIGHT!
(FREX EXITS, LOVER ENTERS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) AND LIKE ALL FAMILIES, THEY HAD THEIR SECRETS.

LOVER: (SUNG) HAVE ANOTHER DRINK, MY DARK EYED BEAUTY; I'VE GOT ONE MORE NIGHT LEFT HERE IN TOWN, SO HAVE ANOTHER DRINK OF GREEN ELIXER AND WE'LL HAVE OURSELVES A LITTLE MIXER. HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE SWALLOW LITTLE LADY, AND FOLLOW ME DOWN.
(LOVER EXITS, AND FREX AND MIDWIFE ENTER. A BED APPEARS. MELENA LIES DOWN ON IT YELLING)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) AND OF COURSE, FROM THE MOMENT SHE WAS BORN SHE WAS... WELL... DIFFERENT!

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) IT'S COMING!

FREX: (SPOKEN) NOW?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) THE BABY'S COMING!

FREX: (SPOKEN) AND HOW!

MIDWIFE: (SUNG) I SEE A NOSE!

FREX: (SUNG) I SEE A CURL!

FREX AND MIDWIFE: (SUNG) IT’S A HEALTHY, PERFECT, LOVELY LITTLE... (THEY SCREAM)

MELENA: (SPOKEN) WHAT IS IT? WHAT'S WRONG?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) HOW CAN IT BE?

FREX: (SPOKEN) WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

MIDWIFE: (SPOKEN) IT’S ATTROCIOUS!

FREX: (SUNG) IT'S OBSCENE!

FREX AND MIDWIFE: (SUNG) LIKE A FROGGY, FERNY CABBAGE, THE BABY IS UNATURALLY GREEN!!!

FREX: (SPOKEN) TAKE IT AWAY... TAKE IT AWAY!!!!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) SO YOU SEE, IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN EASY!
(FREX, MIDWIFE AND MELENA EXIT)

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! NOW AT LAST, SHE'S DEAD AND GONE! NOW AT LAST THERE'S JOY THROUGHOUT THE LAND! AND GOODNESS KNOWS WE KNOW WHAT GOODNESS IS. GOODNESS KNOWS THE WICKED DIE ALONE. WOE TO WHO SPURN WHAT GOODNESS IS. THEY ARE SHOWN. NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED.

GLINDA: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS!

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED!

GLINDA: (SUNG) GOOD NEWS!

GLINDA AND OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! WICKED! WICKED!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, THIS HAS BEEN FUN! BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE I HAVE MUCH TO ATTEND TO, WHAT WITH THE WIZARD'S UNEXPECTED DEPARTURE. SO, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS...

OZIAN: (SPOKEN) GLINDA, IS IT TRUE YOU WERE HER FRIEND?
(OZIANS GASP)


GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, I... YOU SEE... UM... YES. (LOUDER GASPS) WELL, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU MEAN BY "FRIEND". I DID KNOW HER. THAT IS, OUR PATHS DID CROSS... AT SCHOOL. BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND, IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND WE WERE BOTH VERY YOUNG.
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[SCENE 2 – SHIZ]
(SCENE BEGINS IN THE SHIZ’S MAIN HALL; STUDENTS ARE ON STAGE)

STUDENTS: (SUNG) O, HALLOWED HALLS AND VINE DRAPED WALLS THE PROUDLIEST SITE THERE IS. WHEN GREY AND SEER OUR HAIR HATH TURNED, WE SHALL STILL REVERE THE LESSONS LEARNED IN OUR DAYS AT DEAR OLD SHIZ (DEAR OLD SHIZ) OUR DAYS AT DEAR OLD...
(GALINDA ENTERS ON A CART OF LUGGAGE)

GALINDA: (SUNG) OOOOOOOOOOLD

ALL: (SUNG) DEAR OLD SHIZZZZZZZZZZZ
(FREX WHEELS NESSAROSE ON STAGE, ELPHABA FOLLOWS. STUDENTS LOOK AT ELPHABA, AND REACT TO HER SKIN COLOR)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?! WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? OH, DO I HAVE SOMETHING IN MY TEETH? OKAY, LET'S GET THIS OVER WITH. NO, I'M NOT SEASICK, YES, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN GREEN, AND NO, I DIDN'T CHEW ON GRASS AS A CHILD!

FREX: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH, THIS IS MY YOUNGER SISTER, NESSAROSE…AS YOU CAN SEE, SHE IS A PERFECTLY NORMAL COLOR.

FREX: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, STOP MAKING A SPECTACLE OF YOURSELF! I'M ONLY SENDING YOU HERE FOR ONE REASON...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES, I KNOW, TO LOOK AFTER NESSAROSE.
(FREX HOLDS OUT A BOX)

FREX: (SPOKEN) MY PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL: A PARTING GIFT.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) NOW, FATHER... (FREX PULLS SILVER SHOES FROM THE BOX) JEWELED SHOES!

FREX: (SPOKEN) AS BEFITS THE FUTURE GOVERNOR OF MUNCHKINLAND. ELPHABA, TAKE CARE OF YOUR SISTER. AND TRY NOT TO TALK SO MUCH! (FREX KISSES NESSAROSE AND EXITS)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA...
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL WHAT COULD HE HAVE GOTTEN ME? I CLASH WITH EVERYTHING!
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WELCOME, NEW STUDENTS! I AM MADAME MORRIBLE, HEADMISTRESS HERE AT SHIZ UNIVERSITY. AND WHETHER YOU'RE HERE TO STUDY LOGIC, LITERATURE, OR LINGUIFICATION, I KNOW I SPEAK FOR MY FELLOW FACULTY MEMBERS WHEN I SAY WE HAVE NOTHING BUT THE HIGHEST HOPES FOR SOME OF YOU. (SHE SEES NESSAROSE) YOU! YOU MUST BE MISS NESSAROSE, THE GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER. WHAT A TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL FACE YOU HAVE! (SHE THEN NOTICES ELPHABA)...AND YOU MUST BE…

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M THE OTHER DAUGHTER. ELPHABA. I'M BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, I'M SURE YOU'RE VERY BRIGHT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BRIGHT? SHE'S PHOSPHORESCENT.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NOW, REGARDING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS...
(GALINDA RAISES HER HAND) YES, IS THIS REGARDING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH, MADAME, THANK YOU FOR ASKING, BUT I'VE ALREADY BEEN ASSIGNED A PRIVATE SUITE... (SHE NOTICES HER FOLLOWERS' DISAPPOINTMENT) BUT YOU CAN ALL COME VISIT ME WHENEVER YOU WANT!

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) HOW GOOD OF YOU!

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) YOU ARE SO GOOD!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO I'M NOT!

SHEN SHEN AND PFANEE: (SPOKEN) YES YOU ARE!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW STOP! (SHE SWISHES HER HAIR)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES, YOU SEE, I AM GALINDA UPLAND OF THE UPPERUPLANDS... I'VE APPLIED TO YOUR SORCERY SEMINAR, AND INDEED THAT IS MY SOLE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING SHIZ; TO STUDY SORCERY WITH YOU. PERHAPS YOU RECALL MY ESSAY, "MAGIC WANDS, NEED THEY HAVE A POINT".

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) AH YES... HOWEVER, I DO NOT TEACH MY SEMINAR EVERY SEMESTER…UNLESS, OF COURSE, SOMEBODY SPECIAL WERE TO COME ALONG.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL, EXACTLY!
(ELPHABA CUTS IN)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE, WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED OUR ROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH YES, WELL THE GOVERNOR MADE HIS CONCERN FOR YOUR SISTER'S WELL BEING QUITE CLEAR. SO, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BEST IF SHE SHARE MY PRIVATE COMPARTMENT WHERE I CAN ASSIST HER AS NEEDED...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT MADAME, I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER MY SISTER...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) AS FOR YOU; I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE YOU ON MY LIST. OH, WELL A SLIGHT GULCH, BUT NOT TO FRET! WE'LL FIND SOMEPLACE TO PUT YOU.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN TO STUDENTS) Y'KNOW, I DON'T EVEN THINK SHE READ MY ESSAY.

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) THAT'S SO UNFAIR!

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU SHOULD SAY SOMETHING!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) SHOULD I?

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) DO IT!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NOW, WHICH ONE OF YOU YOUNG LADIES WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO SHARE WITH MISS ELPHABA?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) THANK YOU DEAR. OH, HOW VERY GOOD OF YOU!
GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, YOU MAY SHARE WITH MISS GALINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) HUH?

MADAME MORRIBLE: EVERYONE, TO YOUR DORMITORIES.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT MADAME...LET HER GO!!!
(NESSAROSE'S WHEELCHAIR IS TORN FROM MORRIBLE'S HANDS AND BEGINS TO WHEEL ITSELF BACK TO ELPHABA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) HOW DID SHE DO THAT?

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA! YOU PROMISED THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT HERE.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU MEAN THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) UH... SOMETHING JUST COMES OVER ME SOMETIMES...SOMETHING I CAN’T DESCRIBE…I’LL TRY TO CONTROL MYSELF. I'M SORRY, MADAME.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WHAT? NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR TALENT! A TALENT IS A GIFT! HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED A CAREER IN SORCERY?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SORCERY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I SHALL TUTOR YOU MYSELF, AND TAKE NO OTHER STUDENTS.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT!
(ALL STUDENTS BUT GALINDA EXIT)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, MISS ELPHABA... (SUNG) MANY YEARS I HAVE WAITED FOR A GIFT LIKE YOURS TO APPEAR WHY I PREDICT THE WIZARD COULD MAKE YOU HIS MAGIC, GRAND VIZIER! MY DEAR, MY DEAR, I'LL WRITE AT ONCE TO THE WIZARD TELL HIM OF YOU IN ADVANCE WITH A TALENT LIKE YOURS, DEAR, THERE IS A DEFIN-ISH CHANCE IF YOU WORK AS YOU SHOULD YOU'LL BE MAKING GOOD

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NO, NOT NOW DEAREST.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THIS WILL JUST MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON.
(GALINDA SIMLES, AND RUNS OFF)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN? (SUNG) HAVE I ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD? THIS WEIRD QUIRK I'VE TRIED TO SURPRESS OR HIDE IS A TALENT? THAT COULD HELP ME MEET THE WIZARD IF I MAKE GOOD. SO I'LL MAKE GOOD. WHEN I MEET THE WIZARD, ONCE I PROVE MY WORTH, AND THEN I MEET THE WIZARD, WHAT I'VE WAITED FOR SINCE, SINCE BIRTH! AND WITH ALL HIS WIZARD WISDOM BY MY LOOKS HE WON'T BE BLINDED! DO YOU THINK THE WIZARD IS DUMB? OR LIKE MUNCHKINS SO SMALL-MINDED? NO! HE'LL SAY TO ME "I SEE WHO YOU TRULY ARE, A GIRL ON WHOM I CAN RELY" AND THAT'S HOW WE'LL BEGIN, THE WIZARD AND I. ONCE I'M WITH THE WIZARD, MY WHOLE LIFE WILL CHANGE, 'CUZ ONCE YOU'RE WITH THE WIZARD NO ONE THINKS YOU'RE STRANGE. NO FATHER IS NOT PROUD OF YOU, NO SISTER ACTS ASHAMED, AND ALL OF OZ HAS TO LOVE YOU WHEN BY THE WIZARD YOU'RE ACLAIMED AND THIS GIFT OR THIS CURSE THAT I HAVE INSIDE MAYBE AT LAST I'LL KNOW WHY WHEN WE ARE HAND IN HAND, THE WIZARD AND I. AND ONE DAY HE'LL SAY TO ME, "ELPHABA, A GIRL WHO IS SO SUPERIOR, SHOULDN'T A GIRL WHO'S SO GOOD INSIDE HAVE A MATCHING EXTERIOR? AND SINCE FOLKS HERE TO AN OBSURED DEGREE SEEM FIXATED ON YOUR VERDEGRIS WOULD IT BE ALRIGHT BY YOU IF I DEGREENIFY YOU?" AND OF COURSE THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT TO ME "ALRIGHT! WHY NOT?" I'LL REPLY OH, WHAT A PAIR WE'LL BE THE WIZARD AND I. YES, WHAT A PAIR WE'LL BE THE WIZARD AND... UNLIMITED, MY FUTURE IS UNLIMITED. AND I'VE JUST HAD A VISION ALMOST LIKE A PROPHECY I KNOW. IT SOUNDS TRULY CRAZY. AND TRUE, THE VISION'S HAZY, BUT I SWEAR SOME DAY THERE'LL BE A CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT OZ THAT'S ALL TO DO WITH ME! AND I'LL STAND THERE WITH THE WIZARD FEELING THINGS I'VE NEVER FELT AND THOUGH I'D NEVER SHOW IT I'D BE SO HAPPY I COULD MELT! AND SO IT WILL BE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE AND I'LL WANT NOTHING ELSE 'TILL I DIE. HELD IN SUCH HIGH ESTEEM! WHEN PEOPLE SEE ME THEY WILL SCREAM FOR HALF OF OZ'S FAVORITE TEAM: THE WIZARD... AND I!!!!
(GALINDA ENTERS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF ELPHABA)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) DEAREST, DARLINGEST MOMSY AND POPSICLE...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MY DEAR FATHER...

BOTH: (SUNG) THERE'S BEEN SOME CONFUSION OVER ROOMING HERE AT SHIZ

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BUT, OF COURSE I'LL CARE FOR NESSA...

GALINDA: (SUNG) BUT, OF COURSE I'LL RISE ABOVE IT...

BOTH: (SUNG) FOR I KNOW THAT'S HOW YOU'D WANT ME TO RESPOND, YES... THERE'S BEEN SOME CONFUSION FOR YOU SEE MY ROOMATE IS...

GALINDA: (SUNG) UNUSUALLY, AND EXCEEDLINGLY PECULIAR AND ALTOGETHER QUITE IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE...

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BLONDE.

GALINDA: (SUNG) WHAT IS THIS FEELING, SO SUDDEN AND NEW?

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I FELT THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON YOU!

GALINDA: (SUNG) MY PULSE IS RUSHING...

ELPHABA: (SUNG) MY HEAD IS REELING...

GALINDA: (SUNG) MY FACE IS FLUSHING...

BOTH: (SUNG) WHAT IS THIS FEELING? FERVID AS A FLAME, DOES IT HAVE A NAME? YES... LOATHING! UNADULTERATED LOATHING!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) FOR YOUR FACE

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOUR VOICE

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOUR CLOTHING

BOTH: (SUNG) LET’S JUST SAY…I LOATHE IT ALL! EVERY LITTLE TRAIT HOWEVER SMALL MAKES MY VERY FLESH BEGIN TO CRAWL. WITH SIMPLE UTTER LOATHING. THERE’S A STRANGE EXILIRATION. IN SUCH TOTAL DETESTATION. IT’S SO PURE, SO STRONG! THOUGH I DO ADMIT IT CAME ON FAST. STILL I DO BELIEVE THAT IT CAN LAST. AND I WILL BE LOATHING, LOATHINH YOU MY WHOLE LIFE LONG!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) DEAR GALINDA, YOU ARE JUST TOO GOOD! HOW DO YOU STAND IT, I DON'T THINK I COULD! SHE'S A TERROR! SHE'S A TARTAR! WE DON'T MEAN TO SHOW A BIAS, BUT GALINDA, YOU'RE A MARTAR!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WELL... (SUNG) THESE THINGS ARE SENT TO TRY US!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) POOR GALINDA FORCED TO RESIDE WITH SOMEONE SO DISGUSTICIFIED WE JUST WANT TO TELL YOU WE'RE ALL ON YOUR SIDE! WE SHARE YOURE…

This weird break up thing I can't type

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BOO!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AHH!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO DR. DILLAMOND’S CLASSROOM; ELPHABA, GALINDA, NESSAROSE, AND DR. DILLAMOND ON STAGE)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) SETTLE DOWN, NOW! I HAVE READ YOUR MOST RECENT ESSAYS. AND I AM AMAZED TO REPORT THE PROGRESS! ALTHOUGH, SOME OF US STILL TEND TO FAVOR FORM OVER CONTENT... (DR. DILLAMOND HANDS GALINDA HER PAPER) MS. GLINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GALINDA.
DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) EXCUSE ME... GLINDA.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I REALLY DON'T SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. EVERY OTHER PROFESSOR SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO PRONOUNCE MY NAME.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MAYBE PRONOUNCING YOUR PRECIOUS NAME ISN'T THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DOCTOR DILLAMOND'S LIFE. MAYBE HE'S NOT LIKE EVERY OTHER PROFESSOR. MAYBE SOME OF US ARE DIFFERENT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH! IT SEEMS THE ARTICHOKE IS STEAMED.
(STUDENTS LAUGH)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) CLASS, CLASS! MISS ELPHABA HAS A POINT! AS YOU KNOW, I AM THE SOLE ANIMAL ON THE FACULTY. THE TOKEN GOAT, AS IT WERE. BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY. OH, DEAR STUDENTS, HOW I WISH YOU COULD HAVE SEEN IT AS IT ONCE WAS. WHERE YOU COULD WALK DOWN THE HALLS AND SEE AN ANTELOPE EXPLICATING A SONNET, A SNOW LEOPARD SOLVING AN EQUATION, A WILDEBEAST WAXING PHILOSOPHIC. DON'T YOU SEE, DEAR STUDENTS, HOW OUR DEAR OZ IS BECOMING LESS AND LESS... NOW, WHO CAN TELL ME WHAT SENT THESE EVENTS INTO MOTION?

ELPHABA: (RAISES HAND) (SPOKEN) FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD, IT ALL STARTED WITH THE GREAT DROUGHT.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) EXACTLY. FOOD GREW SCARCE. PEOPLE GREW HUNGRIER, AND ANGRIER. AND THE QUESTION BECAME "WHOM CAN WE BLAME?" CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM "SCAPEGOAT"?
(ELPHABA RAISES HER HAND)
DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) SOMEONE BESIDES MISS ELPHABA? AH YES, MISS GLINDA...
GALINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GALINDA... WITH A GA. AND I DON'T SEE WHY YOU CAN'T JUST TEACH US HISTORY INSTEAD OF ALWAYS HARPING ON THE PAST.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) WELL, PERHAPS THESE QUESTIONS WILL ENLIGHTEN YOU... (HE OVER TO THE CHALK BOARD AND TURNS IT OVER. ON IT IS WRITTEN: ANIMALS SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS? I'M WAITING FOR AN ANSWER... VERY WELL, THAT WILL BE ALL FOR TODAY... YOU HEARD ME, CLASS DISMISSED!!!
(ALL STUDENTS EXIT EXCEPT ELPHABA & NESSAROSE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU GO AHEAD, NESSA. (NESSAROSE EXITS, ELPHABA LOOKS AT THE BOARD) ANIMALS SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD...

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH, MISS ELPHABA, DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME, GO ALONG AND ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH THAT'S ALLRIGHT, I HAVE NO FRIENDS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE MY LUNCH?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH, THANK YOU! HOW KIND.
(ELPHABA PULLS OUT A CANDY BAR AND UNWRAPS IT. DR. DILLAMOND TAKES THE PAPER AND BEGINS TO EAT IT. HE SEES THE BOARD)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) I SEEM TO HAVE LOST MY APPETITE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU SHOULDN'T LET STATEMENTS LIKE THAT BOTHER YOU. I MEAN, I ALWAYS DO, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) OH MISS ELPHABA, IF IT WERE ONLY A MATTER OF WORDS ON A CHALKBOARD. BUT THE THINGS ONE HEARS THESE DAYS... DREADFUL THINGS! MISS ELPHABA... (SUNG) I'VE HEARD OF AN OX, A PROFESSOR FROM QUOX NO LONG PERMITTED TO TEACH, WHO HAS LOST ALL POWERS OF SPEECH. AND AN OWL IN MUNCHKIN ROCK A VICAR WITH A THRIVING FLOCK FORBIDDEN TO PREACH NOW HE ONLY CAN SCREECH! ONLY RUMORS, BUT STILL, ENOUGH TO GIVE PAUSE TO ANYONE WITH PAWS SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING IN OZ

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SOMETHING BAD? HAPPENING IN OZ?

DILLAMOND: (SUNG) UNDER THE SURFACE BEHIND THE SCENES. SOMETHING BAAAAAH...(SPOKEN) SORRY, BAD...
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DR. DILLAMOND, ARE YOU ALLRIGHT? SHALL I FETCH YOU A GLASS OF WATER?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) NO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAME OVER ME.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SO, YOU'RE SAYING THAT THERE ARE ANIMALS THAT HAVE, SOMEHOW, FORGOTTEN HOW TO SPEAK? BUT, HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) WELL, WITH SO MUCH PRESSURE NOT TO...
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HEARD THERE WAS SOME SORT OF DISTURBURANCE IN CLASS. ARE YOU ALLRIGHT, DOCTOR? OH, MISS ELPHABA, YOU'RE STILL HERE! I THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN ON YOUR WAY TO MY SEMINAR BY NOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES MADAME, ORDINARILY I WOULD BE BUT...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) BUT WHAT? I DO HOPE I HAVE NOT MISPLACED MY TRUST IN YOU. MAGIC IS A VERY DEMANDERATING MISTRESS, AND IF ONE HAS AMBITIONS OF MEETING THE WIZARD. I'M SURE DOCTOR DILLAMOND SEES MY POINT.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'D BETTER GO. DOCTOR DILLAMOND, IF SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING TO THE ANIMALS THEN SOMEONE HAS TO TELL THE WIZARD. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A WIZARD! (SUNG) SO NOTHING BAD

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) I HOPE YOUR RIGHT…

ELPHABA AND DR. DILLAMOND: (SUNG) NOTHNG ALL THAT BAD

DR. DILLAMOND: (SUNG) NOTHING TRULY BAAAAHHH... (SPOKEN) SORRY... BAD.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE, IN OZ...
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[SCENE 3 – DANCING THROUGH LIFE]
(SCENE OPENS IN SHIZ’S COURTYARD. GALINDA, BOQ, AND STUDENTS ON STAGE. FIYERO & AVARIC ENTER.)

AVARIC: (SPOKEN) HERE WE ARE, SIR! SHIZ UNIVERSITY!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT? ALREADY?

AVARIC: (SPOKEN) YES, SIR.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT A SHAME. WELL, I’LL SEE YOU SOON, AVARIC. DON'T WORRY; I WON'T LAST LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL THAN I DID AT ANY OF THE OTHERS.
(AVARIC AND FIYERO DO A HANDSHAKE, AVARIC EXITS)

BOQ: (SPOKEN) UH, MISS GALINDA, I KNOW I'M JUST A MUNCHKIN, BUT MUNCHKINS HAVE FEELINGS TOO. AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU MINE…FOR YOU. BUT SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW I'M THERE.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT’S NOT TRUE, BIQ.

BOQ: (SPOKEN) IT’S BOQ.


GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BIQ, DO YOU KNOW WHO THAT IS? THAT'S FIYERO TIGGULAR; THE WINKIE PRINCE WHOSE REPUTATION IS SO SCANDALACIOUS! (BOQ LOOKS DISGUSTED AND FIYERO WALKS TOWARDS THEM. GALINDA SWISHES HER HAIR. FIYERO, NOTICING HER STRANGE BEHAVIOR, DOES THE SAME. GALINDA SPEAKS TO FIYERO-) WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING…OR SOMEONE?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) UHHH YEA... HISTORY... CLASS? I DON'T KNOW... SOMEWHERE?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) THE HISTORY BUILDING IS WAY OVER THERE MY FRIEND...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT CLASS JUST ENDED!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) OH! PERFECT TIMING! SO, UH, WHAT DOES ONE DO FOR FUN AROUND HERE?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOTHING REALLY... UNTIL NOW...

BOQ: (SPOKEN) WE'VE BEEN STUDYING!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I SEE THAT ONCE AGAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRUPT MY FELLOW STUDENTS FALLS TO ME. FORTUNATELY, I'M UP FOR THE TASK. (SUNG) THE TROUBLE WITH SCHOOLS IS THEY ALWAYS TRY TO TEACH THE WRONG LESSON. BELIEVE ME, I'VE BEEN KICKED OUT OF ENOUGH OF THEM TO KNOW! THEY WANT YOU TO BECOME LESS CALLOW, LESS SHALLOW, BUT I SAY WHY INVITE STRESS IN? STOP STUDYING STRIFE AND LEARN TO LIVE THE UNEXAMINED LIFE... DANCIN' THROUGH LIFE, SKIMMING THE SURFACE, GLIDING WHERE TURF IS SMOOTH. LIFE’S MORE PAINLESS FOR THE BRAINLESS WHY THINK TO HARD WHEN IT’S SO SOOTHING. DANCING THROUGH LIFE NO NEED TO TOUGH IT WHEN YOU CAN SLUFF IT OFF AS I DO. NOTHING MATTERS, BUT KNOWING NOTHING MATTERS. ITS JUST LIFE, SO KEEP DANCING THROUGH. DANCING THROUGH LIFE. SWAYING AND SWEEPING, AND ALWAYS KEEPING COOL. LIFE IS FRAUGHTLESS, WHEN YOU’RE THOUGHTLES. THOSE WHO DON’T TRY, NEVER LOOK FOOLISH. DANCING THROUGH LIFE MINDLESS AND CARELESS. MAKE SURE YOU'RE WHERE LESS TROUBLE IS RIFE. WHOES ARE FLEETING BLOWS ARE GLANCING WHEN YOU'RE DANCING THROUGH LIFE! (SPOKEN) SO! WHAT'S THE MOST SWANKIFIED PLACE IN TOWN?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT WOULD BE THE OZDUST BALLROOM!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SOUNDS PERFECT! (SUNG) LET'S GO DOWN TO THE OZDUST BALLROOM; WE'LL MEET THERE LATER TONIGHT. WE CAN DANCE 'TIL IT'S LIGHT. FIND THE PRETTIEST GIRL, GIVE HER A WHIRL! RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE OZDUST BALLROOM, COME ON FOLLOW ME! YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO BE THERE!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) DANCIN' THROUGH LIFE, DOWN AT THE OZDUST!

FIYERO: (SUNG) IF ONLY BECAUSE DUST IS WHAT WE COME TO!

STUDENTS: (SUNG) NOTHIN' MATTERS, BUT KNOWING NOTHING MATTERS. ITS JUST LIFE!!!

FIYERO: (SUNG) SO KEEP DANCING THROUGH...

BOQ: (SPOKEN) MISS GALINDA? I HOPE YOU'LL SAVE AT LEAST ONE DANCE FOR ME. I'LL BE RIGHT THERE. WAITING. ALL NIGHT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH-THAT’S SO KIND. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE EVEN KINDER? (SUNG) SEE THAT TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL GIRL? THE ONE IN THE CHAIR. IT SEEMS SO UNFAIR: WE SHOULD GO ON A SPREE…AND NOT SHE, GEE, I KNOW SOMEONE WOULD BE MY HERO IF THAT SOMEONE WERE, TO GO INVITE HER!

BOQ: (SPOKEN) WELL, MAYBE-I COULD INVITE HER!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH, BIQ, REALLY? (SUNG) YOU WOULD DO THAT FOR ME?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU, MISS GALINDA. (HE WALKS OVER TO NESSAROSE) EXCUSE ME, MISS NESSAROSE? THERE'S SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN TO GALINDA) YOU'RE GOOD.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN…BUT I DO HAPPEN TO BE FREE TONIGHT, SO...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SO, I'LL BE PICKING YOU UP AROUND EIGHT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AFTER ALL... (SUNG) NOW THAT WE'VE MET ONE ANOTHER

BOTH: (SUNG) IT'S CLEAR WE DESERVE EACHOTHER!

GALINDA: (SUNG) YOU’RE PERFECT.

FIYERO: (SUNG) YOU’RE PERFECT.

BOTH: (SUNG) SO WE’RE PERFECT TOGETHER! BORN TO BE FOREVER! DANCING THROUGH LIFE!
(FIYERO AND GLINDA EXIT. ELPHABA AND NESSAROSE ENTERS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT'S ABSURD! THIS SILLY, RICH BOY APPEARS AND EVERYONE'S OFF TO WORSHIP HIM AND SOME CULTISH SOCIAL GATHERING!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) EVEN ME! I'M GOING. ISN'T IT WONDERFUL? BOQ WAS TOO SHY TO ASK ME AT FIRST, BUT ONCE GALINDA ENCOURAGED HIM...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA?!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) DON'T YOU DARE SAY ANOTHER WORD AGAINST HER! I'M ABOUT TO HAVE THE FIRST HAPPY NIGHT OF MY LIFE ALL THANKS TO GALINDA! (SUNG) FINALLY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT, I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A FUN NIGHT WITH THIS MUNCHKIN BOY GALINDA FOUND FOR ME. AND I ONLY WISH THERE WERE SOMETHING I COULD DO FOR HER TO REPAY HER. ELPHABA SEE... WE DESERVE EACHOTHER AND GALINDA HELPED IT COME TRUE. WE DESERVE EACHOTHER, ME AND BOQ. PLEASE ELPHABA, TRY TO UNDERSTAND.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I DO...
(GALINDA, SHEN SHEN, & PFANEE ENTER. ELPHABA REMAINS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STAGE)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW I MUST ACCESSORIZE MYSELF FOR FIYERO. (SHEN SHEN PULLS THE WITCH'S HAT OUT OF ONE OF GALINDA'S HAT BOXES)

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) GALINDA, WHAT IN OZ'S NAME!?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOW, JUST PRETEND YOU DIDN'T SEE THAT. MY GRANNY IS ALWAYS GIVING ME THE MOST HIDEODEOUS HATS. I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT I DON'T HATE ANYONE THAT MUCH.

SHEN SHEN: (SPOKEN) YES YOU DO!

PFANEE: (SPOKEN) GIVE IT TO HER! JUST DO IT!
(GALINDA GLANCES AT ELPHABA AND WALKS TOWARD HER. ELPHABA MEETS HER AT THE MIDDLE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA, LISTEN, NESSA AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU JUST NOW...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT YOU! I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO WEAR THIS HAT TO THE PARTY TONIGHT! (SHE GIVES HER THE HAT) (SUNG) IT'S REALLY... UH... SHARP! DON'T YOU THINK? Y'KNOW BLACK, IS THIS YEAR'S PINK! YOU DESERVE EACHOTHER, THIS HAT AND YOU, YOU'RE BOTH SO... SMART! YOU DESERVE EACHOTHER, SO HERE! OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF MY HEART!
(GALINDA RUNS OFF. ELPHABA LOOKS AT THE HAT AND EXITS. STUDENTS ENTER AND DANCE. BOQ AND NESSAROSE APPEAR)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) WHAT'S IN THE PUNCH?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) LEMONS, AND MELONS, AND PEARS!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH MY!

BOQ: (SUNG) LISTEN NESSA...

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) YES?

BOQ: (SUNG) UH, NESSA... I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO CONFESS A REASON WHY, WELL, WHY I ASKED YOU HERE TONIGHT... NOW, I KNOW IT ISN'T
FAIR.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH, BOQ, I KNOW WHY.

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU DO?

NESSAROSE: (SUNG) IT'S BECAUSE I'M IN THIS CHAIR, AND YOU FELT SORRY FOR ME... WELL, ISN'T THAT RIGHT?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) NO... IT'S BECAUSE... UH... BECAUSE... (SUNG) BECAUSE YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) OH, BOQ! (SUNG) I THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL! AND WE DESERVE EACH OTHER; DON'T YOU SEE THIS IS OUR CHANCE? WE DESERVE EACH OTHER, DON'T WE BOQ?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) YOU KNOW WHAT? LET'S DANCE!

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

BOQ: (SUNG) LET'S DANCE!
(EVERYONE DANCES. MORRIBLE ENTERS AND MEETS GALINDA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS UPLAND?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE... WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS GALINDA A SMALL WAND.GALINDA GASPS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME... A TRAINING WAND... HOW CAN I EVER EXPRESS MY GRADITUTION?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, DON'T THANK ME! THIS WAS YOUR ROOMMATE'S IDEA, NOT MINE.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT? ELPHABA?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA REQUESTED THAT I INCLUDE YOU IN MY SORCERY CLASS. SHE INSISTED I TELL YOU THIS VERY NIGHT OR SHE WOULD QUIT THE SEMINAR.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BUT... WHY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) I HAVE NO IDEA. MY PERSONAL OPINION IS YOU DO NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. I HOPE YOU'LL PROVE ME WRONG... I DOUBT YOU WILL.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS. FIYERO WALKS TO GALINDA)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT IS IT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I GOT WHAT I WANTED...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) THEN WHAT'S THE MATTER?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NOTHING...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) GOOD. LET'S DANCE...
(THY BEGIN TO DANCE. ELPHABA WALKS IN AND THEY STOP, AND GASP. EVERYONE STARTS LAUGHING)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHO IN OZ’S NAME IS THIS?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) MY ROOMMATE... PLEASE, DON'T ... STARE!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) HOW CAN YOU HELP IT?
(ELPHABA TAKES OFF THE HAT, PAUSES, THEN PUTS IT BACK ON AND BEGINS TO DANCE. SHE IS ALONE. THERE IS NO MUSIC)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I'LL SAY THIS; SHE DOESN'T GIVE A TWIG ABOUT WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OF COURSE DOES, SHE JUST PRETENDS NOT TO... I FEEL AWFUL...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHY? IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S YOUR FAULT.

GALINDA: EXCUSE ME... (SHE WALKS OVER TO ELPHABA AND CLEARS HER THROAT) MAY I CUT IN?
(GALINDA BEGINS DANCING JUST AS HORRIBLY. ELPHABA STARTS DANCING WITH GALINDA. THE STUDENTS JOIN IN AND THE MUSIC STARTS
AGAIN)

ALL: (SUNG) DANCING THROUGH LIFE, DOWN AT THE OZDUST

FIYERO: (SUNG) IF ONLY BECAUSE DUST IS WHAT WE COME TO.

ALL: (SUNG) AND THE STRANGE THING, YOUR LIFE COULD END UP CHANGING. WHILE YOU'RE DANCING THROUGH-
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[SCENE 4 – CHANGE AT SHIZ]
(ELPHABA & GALINDA BARGE INTO THEIR SUITE...GALINDA IS IN HYSTERICS)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOUR VERY FIRST PARTY EVER?! YOUR VERY FIRST PARTY! OH I KNOW! LET'S TELL EACH OTHER SOMETHING WE'VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE... I'LL GO FIRST: FIYERO AND I ARE GOING TO BE MARRIED (SHE SQUEALS).

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) REALLY? HE'S ASKED YOU ALREADY?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO, HE DOESN'T KNOW YET... NOW, YOU TELL ME A SECRET.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) LIKE WHAT?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) LIKE... WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SLEEP WITH THIS FUNNY, LITTLE, GREEN BOTTLE UNDER YOUR PILLOW? (SHE GRABS THE BOTTLE, AND WAVES IT IN ELPHABA’S FACE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GIVE THAT BACK!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) C'MON, TELL ME. TELL ME! TELL ME!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT WAS MY MOTHER'S! THAT'S ALL...
(SILENCE, GALINDA HANDS ELPHABA THE BOTTLE)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) (WHINING) IT’S NOT FAIR. I TOLD YOU A REALLY GOOD ONE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MY FATHER HATES ME. (GALINDA GASPS) THAT’S NOT THE SECRET. THE SECRET’S THIS: IT'S MY FAULT...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) THAT WHAT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) ... THAT MY SISTER IS THE WAY SHE IS. (PAUSE) YOU SEE, WHEN MY MOTHER WAS CARRYING NESSA, MY FATHER WAS WORRIED THAT THE NEW BABY MIGHT COME OUT...

BOTH: (SPOKEN) GREEN.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN)…SO HE MADE MY MOTHER CHEW MILKFLOWERS DAY AND NIGHT…BUT THAT MADE NESSA COME TOO SOON, WITH HER LITTLE LEGS ALL TANGLED. (SHE TAKES IN A BREATH) AND MY MOTHER NEVER WOKE UP…NONE OF WHICH EVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF NOT FOR ME.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) BUT THAT WAS THE MILKFLOWER’S FAULT, NOT YOURS. THAT MAY BE YOUR SECRET, ELPHABA, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE. OH LOOK, IT'S TOMORROW! ELPHIE... DO YOU MIND IF I CALL YOU ELPHIE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL, IT'S A LITTLE PERKY.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) AND YOU CAN CALL ME... GALINDA! SO... ELPHIE... NOW THAT WE'RE FRIENDS, I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE YOU MY NEW PROJECT!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I KNOW, THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME SO NICE! (SUNG) WHENEVER I SEE SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE THAN I AND LET'S FACE IT... WHO ISN'T LESS FORTUNATE THAN I? MY TENDER HEART TENDS TO START TO BLEED AND WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS A MAKEOVER I SIMPLY HAVE TO TAKEOVER I KNOW I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED AND EVEN IN YOUR CASE... THOUGH IT'S THE TOUGHEST CASE I'VE YET TO FACE! DON'T WORRY! I'M DETERMINED TO SUCCEED FOLLOW MY LEAD AND YES INDEED YOU WILL BE... POPULAR! YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR I'LL TEACH THE PROPER PLOYS WHEN YOU TALK TO BOYS LITTLE WAYS TO FLIRT AND FLOUNCE (SQUEALS) I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT SHOES TO WEAR HOW TO FIX YOUR HAIR EVERYTHING THAT REALLY COUNTS TO BE POPULAR I KNOW ABOUT POPULAR, AND WITH AN ASSIST FROM ME TO BE WHO YOU'LL BE INSTEAD OF DREARY WHO YOU WERE... WELL ARE... THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN STOP YOU FROM BECOMING POPULER... LAR! LA LA LA LA. WE'RE GONNA MAKE YOU POPULAR! WHEN I SEE DEPRESSING CREATURES WITH UNPREPOSSESSING FEATURES, I REMIND THEM ON THEIR OWN BEHALF TO THINK OF CELEBRATED HEADS OF STATE OR ESPECIALLY GREAT COMMUNICATORS DID THEY HAVE BRAINS OR KNOWLEDGE? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! THEY WERE POPULAR. PLEASE, IT'S ALL ABOUT POPULAR. IT'S NOT ABOUT APTITUDE; IT'S THE WAY YOU'RE VIEWED, SO IT'S VERY SHREWD TO BE VERY VERY POPULAR LIKE ME!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) THIS IS NEVER GOING TO WORK!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) OH ELPHIE, YOU MUSTN'T THINK THAT WAY ANYMORE! YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS GOING TO CHANGE, AND ALL BECAUSE OF ME. OKAY, STAND... I WILL TURN YOUR FROCK INTO A BEAUTIFUL BALL GOWN! STAND UP... (SHE PICKS UP HER WAND AND WAVES IT) BALL GOWN!!! (NOTHING HAPPENS) BALL GOWN!!! (STILL, NOTHING HAPPENS. SHE TAPS HER WAND ON THE BED) IS THIS THING ON?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) (LAUGHS) DO YOU WANT ME TO TRY?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NO, I'VE GOT IT! (SHE THROWS THE WAND) OH, JUST WEAR THE FROCK... IT'S PRETTY! NOW, I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO FLIP YOUR HAIR: FLIP FLIP. OR YOU COULD USE YOUR HAND. (SHE DEMONSTRATES) OR, YOU CAN USE YOUR WHOLE BODY. (SHE DEMONSTRATES, AND FALLS ONTO HER BED. SHE SCREAMS) NO, DON’T DO THAT ONE…NOW, FOR THE FINISHING TOUCH. (SHE TAKES THE PINK FLOWER OUT OF HER HAIR, AND PUTS IT INTO ELPHABA'S) WHY, MISS ELPHABA, GREEN GOES SO WELL WITH PINK. LOOK AT YOU, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL. (SHE HANDS ELPHABA A MIRROR, AND ELPHABA LOOKS)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I... I HAVE TO GO.
(ELPHABA DROPS THE MIRROR, AND RUNS OFF)

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YOU'RE WELCOME! (SHE ADMIRES HERSELF IN THE MIRROR) (SUNG) AND THOUGH YOU PROTEST YOUR DISINTEREST, I KNOW CLANDESTINELY... YOU'RE GONNA GRIN AND BEAR IT YOUR NEW FOUND POPULARITY! (SQUEALS) LA LA LA LA. YOU'LL BE POPULAR! JUST NOT QUITE AS POPULAR AS ME!!!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO DR. DILLAMOND’S CLASSROOM. ELPHABA FLIPS HER HAIR, AND IS DRESSED ALMOST LIKE GALINDA WOULD)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) FLIPS HER HAIR…FLIP FLIP! WHAT?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) NOTHING, IT'S JUST... YOU'VE BEEN "GALINDA-FIED".
(DR. DILLAMOND ENTERS THE CLASSROOM)

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) TAKE YOUR SEATS, CLASS! I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, AND VERY LITTLE TIME TO SAY IT. THIS IS MY LAST DAY HERE AT SHIZ. I AM NO LONGER PERMITTED TO TEACH. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SHARING YOUR ENTHUSIASM, AND YOUR ESSAYS, NO MATTER HOW FEEBLY STRUCTURED.
(MADAME MORRIBLE RUSHES IN)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DOCTOR DILLAMOND! I'M SO DREADFULLY SORRY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME, WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING.

DR. DILLAMOND: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THEY CAN TAKE AWAY MY JOB, BUT I SHALL CONTINUE SPEAKING OUT. (TWO MEN BEGIN TO DRAG DR. DILLAMOND OUT OF THE ROOM) THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU THE WHOLE STORY! REMEMBER THAT, CLASS! REMEMBER THAT.
(DR. DILLAMOND IS DRAGGED COMPLETELY OUT OF THE ROOM)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DOCTOR DILLAMOND!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEAT.
(THE PROFESSOR ENTERS BRINGING ALONG A COVERED ITEM)

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) GOOD AFTERNOON!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) GOOD AFTERNOON PROFESSOR.
(MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) EVERY DAY, WITH EVERY TICK OF THE TIME DRAGON CLOCK, IN EVERY CORNER OF OUR GREAT OZ, ONE HEARS THE SILENCE OF PROGRESS. FOR EXAMPLE: THIS IS CALLED A CAGE! (HE RIPS THE CLOTH OFF THE COVERED ITEM, REVEALING A CAGED LION CUB) WE WILL BE SEEING MORE AND MORE OF THEM IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THIS
REMARKABLE INNOVATION IS ACTUALLY FOR THE ANIMAL'S OWN GOOD...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IF THIS IS FOR HIS OWN GOOD, THEN WHY IS HE TREMBLING?

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) HE'S JUST EXCITED TO BE HERE, THAT'S ALL. (HE HITS THE CAGE) NOW, AS I WAS SAYING, ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF CAGING A LION CUB WHILE HE'S YOUNG IS THAT HE NEVER, IN FACT, WILL LEARN
HOW TO SPEAK.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT? (SPOKEN TO FIYERO) CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE ANIMALS ARE KEPT IN CAGES AND THEY NEVER SPEAK?

PROFESSOR: (SPOKEN) NOW, HE MAY SEEM A BIT AGITATED BUT THAT'S EASILY REMEDIED.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT SHOULD I DO?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WELL, SOMEBODY HAS TO... DO SOMETHING!!!
(SPARKS BEGIN TO FLY EVERYWHERE. EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR FIYERO AND ELPHABA ARE TREMBLING UNCONTROLLABLY)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT'S HAPPENING?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW. I GOT MAD...AND

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) ALL RIGHT! JUST DON'T MOVE…AND DON'T GET MAD AT ME
(FIYERO GRABS THECAGED LION CUB AND RUNS OFFSTAGE. ELPHABA FOLLOWS. THEY RE-ENTER UNDER A BRIDGE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) CAREFUL! DON'T SHAKE HIM!

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) I'M NOT!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WE CAN'T JUST LET HIM LOOSE ANYWHERE, YOU KNOW. WE HAVE TO FIND SOMEPLACE…SAFE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) DON'T YOU THINK THAT I REALIZE THAT? YOU MUST THINK I'M REALLY STUPID OR SOMETHING!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, NOT REALLY STUPID.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHY IS IT THAT EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, YOU'RE CAUSING SOME SORT OF COMMOTION?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T CAUSE COMMOTIONS. I AM ONE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) THAT'S FOR SURE.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH! SO YOU THINK I SHOULD JUST KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT! IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) NO, I'M...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) DO YOU THINK I WANT TO BE THIS WAY? DO YOU THINK I WANT TO CARE THIS MUCH? DON'T YOU KNOW HOW MUCH EASIER MY LIFE WOULD BE IF I DIDN'T?

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) DO YOU EVER LET ANYONE ELSE TALK?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH, SORRY... BUT CAN I JUST SAY ONE MORE THING? (FIYERO NODS) YOU COULD HAVE JUST WALKED AWAY BACK THERE.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) SO?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SO, NO MATTER HOW SELF-ABSORBED AND SHALLOW YOU PRETEND TO BE...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) EXCUSE ME, THERE'S NO PRETENSE HERE. I HAPPEN TO
BE GENUINELY SELF-ABSORBED AND DEEPLY SHALLOW.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO YOU'RE NOT. IF YOU WERE, YOU WOULDN'T BE SO UNHAPPY.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) FINE, IF YOU DON'T WANT MY HELP...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, I DO! POOR LITTLE THING, ITS HEART IS TREMBLING... I DIDN'T MEAN FOR...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WHAT DID YOU MEAN TO DO? WHY WAS I THE ONLY ONE YOU DIDN'T DO IT TO?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I DON’T KNOW.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) WELL, I BETTER GET TO SAFETY... I MEAN THE CUB... GET THE CUB TO SAFETY.
(FIYERO EXITS WITH THE CUB. IT BEGINS TO RAIN)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) FIYERO…(SUNG) HANDS TOUCH, EYES MEET. SUDDEN SILENCE, SUDDEN HEAT. HEARTS LEAP IN A GIDDY WHIRL. HE COULD BE THAT BOY. BUT I'M NOT THAT GIRL. DON'T DREAM TOO FAR; DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF WHO YOU ARE. DON'T REMEMBER THAT RUSH OF JOY. HE COULD BE THAT BOY BUT I'M NOT THAT GIRL. EVERY SO OFTEN WE LONG TO STEAL TO THE LAND OF "WHAT-MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN". BUT THAT DOESN'T SOFTEN THE ACHE WE FEEL WHEN REALITY SETS BACK IN. BLITHE SMILE, LITHE LIMB. SHE WHO'S WINSOME, SHE WINS HIM. GOLD HAIR WITH A GENTLE CURL. THAT'S THE GIRL HE CHOSE. AND HEAVEN KNOWS, I'M NOT THAT GIRL. DON'T WISH, DON'T START. WISHING ONLY WOUNDS THE HEART. I WASN'T BORN FOR THE ROSE AND PEARL. THERE'S A GIRL I KNOW. HE LOVES HER SO. I'M NOT THAT GIRL...
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS. SHE IS CARRYING AN OPEN UMBRELLA. SHE GIVES IT TO ELPHABA)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) MISS ELPHABA, THERE YOU ARE!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH MISS ELPHABA, I FINALLY HEARD BACK FROM THE WIZARD!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) THE WIZARD?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, HE WISHES TO MEET YOU!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) HE ASKED FOR ME?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES! I KNOW HOW DEVASTATED YOU WERE FOR OUR POOR DOCTOR DILLAMOND, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU MY DEAR, AS ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER ONE OPENS.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS ELPHABA A GREEN ENVELOPE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MADAME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! HOW CAN I EVER THANK YOU?
(ELPHABA CLOSES THE UMBRELLA AND GIVES MADAME MORRIBLE A BIG HUG)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH CAREFUL DEAR, YOU MUSN'T GET WET (MADAME MORRIBLE RE-OPENS THE UMBRELLA, AND THEN CLOSES IT AGAIN) OH, I KNOW! (MADAME MORRIBLE WAVES HER HAND, AND THE SUN COMES OUT) DIDN'T I TELL YOU? WEATHER IS MY SPECIALTY. OZ-SPEED, MY DEAR! MAKE ME PROUD.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I WILL, I'LL TRY. (MADAME MORRIBLE EXITS)(SUNG) AND THERE WE'LL FINALLY BE THE WIZARD AND I...
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[SCENE 5 – THE EMERALD CITY]
(SCENE OPENS IN A TRAIN STATION. ELPHABA,AND GALINDA ARE ON STAGE.

CONDUCTOR: (SPOKEN) ALL ABOARD!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) REMEMBER EYE CONTACT. AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL HIM HOW WONDERFUL HE IS, WIZARDS LOVE THAT! AND BE YOURSELF... WELL... WITHIN REASON.
(BOQ WHEELS NESSAROSE ONSTAGE)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, I'M SO PROUD OF YOU… AND I KNOW FATHER WOULD BE TOO. WE'RE ALL PROUD, AREN'T WE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT, WON'T YOU?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) SHE'LL BE FINE! BIQ WILL TAKE CARE OF HER, RIGHT?

BOQ: (SPOKEN) ...IT'S BOQ... AND I... I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE.
(BOQ EXITS)

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) BOQ...

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) NESSA, MAYBE HE'S JUST NOT THE RIGHT ONE... FOR YOU.

NESSAROSE: (SPOKEN) NO, IT'S ME THAT'S NOT RIGHT. ELPHABA, JUST GO. I'LL BE FINE.
(NESSAROSE WHEELS HERSELF OFFSTAGE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NESSA, WAIT!

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) LET HER GO. SHE'LL HAVE TO MANAGE WITHOUT YOU. WE ALL WILL.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) PLEASE, YOU'LL BARELY EVEN NOTICE I'M GONE. BESIDES, YOU HAVE FIYERO. WHERE IS HE ANYWAY? NOT THAT I EXPECTED HIM TO SAY GOODBYE TO ME. WE BARELY KNOW EACH OTHER.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T KNOW HIM EITHER. HE'S DISTANT, AND MOODIFIED…AND HE'S BEEN THINKING, WHICH REALLY WORRRIES ME. I NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH HE CARED ABOUT THAT OLD GOAT. (FIYERO ENTERS) OH THERE HE IS! FIYERO…OVER HERE DEAREST!
(FIYERO HANDS ELPHABA FLOWERS)

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, I'M HAPPY FOR YOU.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES, WE ARE BOTH SO HAPPY...

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) UH, LISTEN, I'VE BEEN THINKING...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YES, I'VE HEARD.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) …ABOUT THAT LION CUB AND…EVERYTHING. I THINK ABOUT THAT DAY A LOT.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) REALLY? SO DO I.

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) ME TOO! POOR DOCTOR DILLAMOND. IT MAKES ONE WANT TO... UH... TAKE A STAND. SO I'VE BEEN THINKING OF... UH... CHANGING MY NAME.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) YOUR NAME?

GALINDA: (SPOKEN) YES! WELL, SINCE DOCTOR DILLAMOND HAD HIS OWN WAY OF PRONOUNCING MY NAME. IN SOLIDARITY AND TO EXPRESS MY OUTRAGE, I WILL HENCEFORWARD BE KNOWN NO LONGER AS GALINDA, BUT AS SIMPLY, GLINDA.

FIYERO: (SPOKEN) OH WELL, THAT'S VERY ADMIRABLE OF YOU... GLINDA. (TO ELPHABA) ELPHABA, GOOD LUCK.
(FIYERO RUNS OFF)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THERE, SEE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) GALINDA...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S GLINDA NOW. STUPID IDEA, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MADE ME SAY IT.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS; EVERYONE LOVES YOU!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) I DON'T CARE! I WANT HIM. I DON'T EVEN THINK HE'S PERFECT ANYMORE AND I STILL WANT HIM. THIS MUST BE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE FEEL LIKE. HOW DO THEY BEAR IT?
(GLINDA AND ELPHABA EMBRACE)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) COME WITH ME.
GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHERE?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) TO THE EMERALD CITY.

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) REALLY?

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE THE EMERALD CITY!

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY! (SCENE SHIFTS TO THE EMERALD CITY) ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY. ONE SHORT DAY, FULL OF SO MUCH TO DO.
EVER WAY THAT YOU LOOK AT THE CITY, THERE'S SOMETHING EXQUISITE YOU'LL WANT TO VISIT BEFORE THE DAY'S THROUGH.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) THERE ARE BUIDLINGS TALL AS QUOXWOOD TREES

GLINDA: (SUNG) DRESS SALONS!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) AND LIBRARIES

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) PALACES!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) MUSEUMS!

BOTH: (SUNG) A HUNDRED STRONG. THERE ARE WONDERS LIKE I'VE NEVER SEEN!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IT'S ALL GRAND!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) AND IT'S ALL GREEN!

BOTH: (SUNG) I THINK WE'VE FOUND THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG. I WANNA BE IN THIS HOI POLLOI

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SO I'LL BE BACK FOR GOOD SOMEDAY

GLINDA: (SUNG) TO MAKE MY LIFE AND MAKE MY WAY

BOTH: (SUNG) BUT FOR TODAY WE'LL WANDER AND ENJOY!

OZIANS: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY. ONE SHORT DAY
TO HAVE A LIFETIME OF FUN. ONE SHORT DAY…

BOTH: (SUNG) …AND WE'RE WARNING THE CITY. NOW THAT WE'RE IN HERE YOU'LL KNOW WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE WE ARE DONE!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ALL THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE! IT'S ALL SO OZMOPOLITAN! ELPHIE... ELPHIE? C'MON WE'LL BE LATE FOR WIZOMANIA.
(THE WIZOMANIA CHORUS ENTERS)

WIZOMANIA CHORUS: (SUNG) WHO'S THE MAGE WHO'S MAJOR ITINERARY IS MAKING ALL OZ MERRIER. WHO'S THE SAGE WHO SAGELY SAILED IN TO SAVE OUR POSTERIORS? WHO'S ENTHUSE ABOUT AIR BALLOONING HAS ALL OF US HONEYMOONING? OOOOOO. ISN'T HE WONDERFUL? OUR WONDERFUL WIZARD.

BOTH: (SUNG) ONE SHORT DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY. ONE SHORT DAY TO HAVE A LIFETIME OF FUN. WHAT A WAY TO BE SEEING THE CITY! WHERE SO MANY ROAM TO... WE'LL CALL IT HOME TOO. AND THEN JUST LIKE NOW WE CAN SAY,"WE'RE JUST TWO FRIENDS,"

ELPHABA: (SUNG) TWO GOOD FRIENDS...

GLINDA: (SUNG) TWO BEST FRIENDS...

OZIANS: (SUNG) SHARING ONE WONDERFUL ONE SHORT...

OZIAN OFFICIAL: (SPOKEN) THE WIZARD WILL SEE YOU NOW!

ALL: (SUNG) DAY!!!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO THE WIZARD’S LAIR. ELPHABA AND GLINDA ARE ON STAGE. A HUGE OZ MASK IS ROLLED ON)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A BOOMING VOICE) I AM OZ, THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE! WHO ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU SEEK ME?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) SAY SOMETHING!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) UH... ELPHABA THROPP YOUR TERRIBLENESS!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A NORMAL VOICE) OH? IS THAT YOU ELPHABA? I DIDN'T REALIZE! (HE CLIMBS OUT FROM BEHIND THE MASK) I HOPE I DIDN'T STARTLE YOU. LET’S SEE…WHICH IS WHICH? (HE LOOKS AT ELPHAB) ELPHABA! AND YOU MUST BE…

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) GLINDA. THE GA IS SILENT.
(ELPHABA TOUCHES THE GIANT OZ MASK)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) I KNOW. IT’S TOO MUCH, ISN’T IT? BUT PEOPLE EXPECT THIS SORT OF THING. YOU HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. THE THING IS, I HARDLY EVER LET PEOPLE MEET THE REAL ME, BUT THIS BEING A SPECIAL OCCASION…

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WELL, THAT'S GOOD. 'CAUSE THAT'S WHAT I LOVE BEST: MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY! (SUNG) I AM A SENTIMENTAL MAN WHO ALWAYS LONGED TO BE A FATHER. THAT'S WHY I DO THE BEST I CAN TO TREAT EACH CITIZEN OF OZ AS SON OR DAUGHTER. SO ELPHABA I'D LIKE TO RAISE YOU HIGH. 'CUZ I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY! AND HELPING YOU WITH YOUR ASCENT ALLOWS ME TO FEEL SO PARENTAL. FOR I AM A SENTIMENTAL MAN!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WE’RE NOT HER JUST FOR OURSELVES.

GLINDA: WE’RE NOT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, WE'RE HERE BECAUSE SOMETHING BAD IS HAPPENING TO THE ANIMALS IN OZ...

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) PLEASE, I'M THE WIZARD OF OZ. I ALREADY KNOW WHY YOU'VE COME…AND I FULLY INTEND TO GRANT YOU’RE REQUEST (PAUSE) OF COURSE, YOU MUST PROVE YOURSELF FIRST...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) BUT HOW?

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) OH, I DON'T KNOW. SOME SORT OF GESTURE; MOSTLY FOR SHOW. SOMETHING TO TEST YOUR ADEPTNESS…I KNOW! MADAME, THE BOOK!
(MADAME MORRIBLE ENTERS CARRYING THE GRIMMERIE. CHISTERY FOLLOWS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) MADAME MORRIBLE...

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) I BELIEVE YOU'RE WELL ACQUAINTED WITH MY NEW PRESS SECRETARY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) PRESS SECRETARY?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) OH, YES DEARIES, I'VE RISEN UP IN THE WORLD. YOU'LL FIND THAT THE WIZARD IS A VERY GENEROUS MAN. IF YOU DO SOMETHING FOR HIM, HE'LL DO MUCH FOR YOU.
ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WELL, THIS IS MY MONKEY SERVENT, CHISTERY. HE LOOKS SO LONGINGLY AT THE BIRDS EVERY MORNING....

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) …SO THE WIZARD WAS THINKING, PERHAPS, A LEVITATION SPELL...
(GLINDA NOTICES THE GRIMMERIE IN MADAME MORRIBLES’S HANDS)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) IS THAT THE GRIMMERIE?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YES, THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SPELLS AND ENCHANTMENTS.
(MADAME MORRIBLE HANDS THE BOOK TO ELPHABA)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) CAN I TOUCH IT?

MADAME MORRLBE: (SPOKEN) NO!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT FUNNY WRITING...

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WELL, IT’S A LOST LANGUAGE. THE LOST LANGUAGE OF SPELLS.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) IT'S KIND OF A RECIPE BOOK FOR CHANGE.

MADAME MORRIBLE: DON'T BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU CAN'T DECIPHERATE IT, DEARIE. I, MYSELF, CAN ONLY READ A SPELL OR TWO, AND THAT TOOK YEARS AND YEARS

ELPHABA: (CHANTED) AHVEN, TATEY, AVEN TATEY AVEN...AH MAY AH TAY ATUM…AH MAY AH TAH TAY MAY TU SE SAY TA!

WIZARD: (SUNG) I KNOW EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY!
(CHISTERY SCREAMS & BEGINS TO TWITCH)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT HAPPENED? IS SOMETHING WRONG?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) NO. IT’S JUST A TRANSITION, DEAR!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO, STOP YOU'RE HURTING HIM!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) SHE'S ACTUALLY DONE IT!
(CHISTERY SPROUTS WINGS IN PAIN AND STARTS FLYING)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO! QUICK, HOW DO I REVERSE IT?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?!

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T! SPELLS ARE IRREVERSIBLE! (TO WIZARD) I KNEW SHE HAD THE POWER, I TOLD YOU!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU…YOU PLANNED ALL THIS?

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WHY ARE YOU TAUNTING ME? YOU BENEFIT TOO!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) AND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! LOOK.
(THE OTHER MONKEYS BEGIN TO GROW WINGS AND FLY)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) WON'T THEY MAKE PERFECT SPIES?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) SPIES?!

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) YOU'RE RIGHT, THAT'S A HARSH WORD... HOW ABOUT SCOUTS? THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL BE REALLY. THEY'LL FLY AROUND OZ, AND REPORT ANY SUBVERSIVE ANIMAL ACTIVITY.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU CAN'T READ THIS BOOK AT ALL! CAN YOU? YOU HAVE NO REAL POWER.

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) EXACTLY... THAT'S WHY I NEED YOU. DON'T YOU SEE? THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER, NOW! YOU HAVE SO MANY ... OPPORTUNITES. YOU BOTH DO.

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) THANK YOU, YOUR OZNESS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) NO!
(ELPHABA RUNS OFFSTAGE)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE! (TO WIZARD) I AM SO SORRY, YOUR WIZARDSHIP. I'LL FETCH HER BACK! (TO ELPHABA) ELPHIE WAIT!
(GLINDA RUNS OFFSTAGE AFTER ELPHABA)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN) WE MUST GET HER BACK. SHE KNOWS TOO MUCH.

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) DON'T WORRY! I WILL HANDLE IT.
(THE WIZARD GETS BACK INTO THE HEAD)

WIZARD: (SPOKEN IN A BOOMING VOICE) GUARDS, GUARDS! THERE IS A FUGITIVE LOOSE IN THE PALACE! FIND HER, CAPTURE HER, AND BRING HER TO ME!

GUARDS: (SPOKEN FROM OFFSTAGE) YES YOUR OZNESS!
(SCENE SHIFTS TO THE WIZARD’S UPSTAIRS LAIR)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, WAIT! WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) OH NO! THERE ARE NO MORE STAIRS! THIS MIGHT BE THE ATTIC...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, LISTEN TO ME...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I HAVE TO BARRICADE THE DOOR!
(ELPHABA PICKS UP A BROOM AND PLACES IT OVER THE DOOR)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHABA, WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE STAYED CALM FOR ONCE INSTEAD OF FLYING OFF THE HANDLE? (SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY HOW YOU'VE HURT YOUR CAUSE FOREVER. I HOPE YOU THINK YOU'RE CLEVER.

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY! I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY TOO. I HOPE YOU'RE PROUD HOW YOU WOULD GROVEL IN SUBMISSION TO FEED YOUR OWN AMBISSION.

BOTH: (SUNG) SO THOUGH I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY RIGHT NOW...
(MADAME MORRIBLE FADES IN ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STAGE)

MADAME MORRIBLE: (SPOKEN) CITIZENS OF OZ, THERE IS AN ENEMY THAT MUST BE FOUND AND CAPTURED! BELIEVE NOTHING SHE SAYS. SHE IS EVIL. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MUTILATION OF THESE POOR, INNOCENT MONKEYS! HER GREEN SKIN IS BUT AN OUTWARD MANIFESTATION OF HER TWISTED NATURE! THIS DISTORTION... THIS REPULSION... THIS... WICKED WITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(MADAME MORRIBLE FADES OUT)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) DON'T BE AFRAID...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I'M NOT... IT'S THE WIZARD WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID... OF ME!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, JUST SAY YOU'RE SORRY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. (SUNG) YOU CAN STILL BE WITH THE WIZARD. WHAT YOU'VE WORKED AND WAITED FOR. YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOU EVER WANTED...

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I KNOW...BUT I DON'T WANT IT. NO, I CAN'T WANT IT ANYMORE...SOMETHING HAS CHANGED WITHIN ME. SOMETHING IS NOT THE SAME. I'M THROUGH WITH PLAYING BY THE RULES OF SOMEONE ELSE'S GAME! TOO LATE FOR SECOND GUESSING, TOO LATE TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. IT'S TIME TO TRUST MY INSTINCTS, CLOSE MY EYES... AND LEAP. IT'S TIME TO TRY DEFYING GRAVITY. I THINK I'LL TRY DEFYING GRAVITY AND YOU CAN'T PULL ME DOWN

GLINDA: (SUNG) CAN'T I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE HAVING DELUSIONS OF GRANDURE?

ELPHABA: (SUNG) I'M THROUHG EXCEPTING LIMITS 'CUZ SOMEONE SAYS THEY'RE SO. SOME THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, BUT 'TIL I TRY I'LL NEVER KNOW! TOO LONG I'VE BEEN AFRAID OF LOSING LOVE, I GUESS I’VE LOST. WELL IF THAT'S LOVE, IT COMES AT MUCH TOO HIGH A COST! I'D SOONER BUY DEFYING GRAVITY. KISS ME GOODBYE I'M DEFYING GRAVITY AND YOU CAN'T PULL ME DOWN!
(THE GUARDS BANG ON THE LOCKED DOOR)

GUARD 1: (SPOKEN) OPEN THIS DOOR, IN THE NAME OF HIS SUPREME OZNESS!

ELPHABA: (CHANTED) AH MAY AH TAY AH TUM DITUM...

GLINDA: (SPOKEN AS ELPHABA CONTINUS CHANTING) WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! STOP IT! THAT'S WHAT STARTED ALL OF THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE... THAT HIDEOUS LEVITATION SPELL! STOP!!! (ELPHABA STOPS CHANTING) WELL... WHERE ARE YOUR WINGS? MAYBE YOU'RE NOT AS POWERFUL AS YOU THINK YOU ARE... (THE BROOMSTICK FLOATS ACROSS THE ROOM TOWARDS ELPHABA) SWEET OZ!

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) I TOLD YOU. I DID IT GLINDA! (THE GUARDS START TO BANG ON THE LOCKED DOOR AGAIN) QUICK! GET ON!

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT?

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) COME WITH ME... THINK OF WHAT WE COULD DO...TOGETHER. (SUNG) UNLIMITED, TOGETHER WE'RE UNLIMITED. TOGETHER WE'LL BE THE GREATEST TEAM THERE'S EVER BEEN, GLINDA. DREAMS THE WAY WE PLANNED 'EM

GLINDA: (SUNG) IF WE WORK IN TANDEM

BOTH: (SUNG) THERE’S NO FIGHT WE CAN NOT WIN. JUST YOU AND I DEFYING GRAVITY. WITH YOU AND I DEFYING GRAVITY

ELPHABA: (SUNG) THEY'LL NEVER BRING US DOWN. (SPOKEN) WELL, ARE YOU COMING?

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) ELPHIE, YOU'RE TREMBLING... HERE, PUT THIS AROUND YOU... (GLINDA DRAPES A BLACK CAPE AROUND ELPHABA)(SUNG) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW THAT YOU'RE CHOOSING THIS.

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) YOU TOO. (SUNG) I HOPE IT BRINGS YOU BLISS

BOTH: (SUNG) I REALLY HOPE YOU GET IT AND YOU DON'T LIVE TO REGRET IT. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY IN THE END! I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY... MY FRIEND...
(ELPHABA RUNS TO THE CENTER OF THE STAGE. THE GUARDS BREAK DOWN THE DOOR)

GUARD 2: (SPOKEN) THERE SHE IS! DON'T LET HER GET AWAY!
(THEY GRAB GLINDA)

GLINDA: (SPOKEN) WHAT IN OZ?! LET GO OF ME! DO YOU HEAR ME? LET ME GO!
(ELPHABA RISES 15 FEET IN THE AIR HOLDING HER BROOMSTICK)

ELPHABA: (SPOKEN) IT'S NOT HER. SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I'M THE ONE YOU WANT. IT'S ME. IT'S ME! UP HERE! IT'S ME!
(ELPHABA RISES UP CENTER STAGE HOLDING HER BROOM)

ELPHABA: (SUNG) SO IF YOU CARE TO FIND ME, LOOK TO THE WESTERN SKY. AS SOMEONE TOLD ME LATELY, EVERYONE DESERVES THE CHANCE TO FLY! AND IF I'M FLYING SOLO, AT LEAST I'M FLYING FREE! TO THOSE WHO GROUND ME, TAKE A MESSAGE BACK FROM ME! TELL THEM HOW I AM DEFYING GRAVITY!!! I'M FLYING HIGH DEFYING GRAVITY!!! AND SOON I'LL MATCH THEM IN RENOWN. AND NOBODY IN ALL OF OZ… NO WIZARD THAT THERE IS OR WAS, IS EVER GONNA BRING ME DOWN!!!

GLINDA: (SUNG) I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY

OZIANS: (SUNG) LOOK AT HER, SHE'S WICKED! GET HER!!!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) BRING ME DOWN!!!!

OZIANS: (SUNG) NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! SO WE'VE GOT TO BRING HER... DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ELPHABA: (SUNG) AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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nessaheart
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posted 06-23-2009 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nessaheart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh my. Kudos for typing all that out. I know ElphabaIsPopular had asked for the "Popular" scene in particular, though, and I have a few corrections to what you've got here, just purely for the sake of accuracy. This is straight out of my copy of the script.

ACT ONE, Scene 7: ELPHABA AND GALINDA'S DORM ROOM. Both girls have clearly been up all night, talking.

GALINDA: Your very first party? Ever?
ELPHABA: Do funerals count?
GALINDA: But your very first party! (beat) I know! Let's each tell the other something we've never told anyone. I'll go first: Fiyero and I are going to be married!
ELPHABA: (stunned) He's asked you already?
GALINDA: Oh, he doesn't know yet. (beat) Now you tell me a secret.
ELPHABA: Like what?
GALINDA: Like-- (as she retrieves it) Why do you sleep with this funny little green bottle under your pillow?
ELPHABA: (fiercely, grabbing at it) Give that back!
GALINDA: (holds it out of reach) Come on-- tell.
ELPHABA: It was my mother's, that's all.
Elphaba rips the bottle away from Galinda, and shoves it back under her pillow.
GALINDA: Well, that's not fair, I told you a really good one.
ELPHABA: My father hates me. (Galinda stares at her, stunned) That's not the secret. The secret is-- he has a good reason. (off Galinda's expression, a statement of fact) It's my fault.
GALINDA: (instantly fascinated) What, what is?
ELPHABA: That my sister is... the way she is. (decides to trust her with all of it) You see, when our mother was carrying Nessa, our father began to worry... that the new baby might come out--
ELPHABA AND GALINDA: (in unison) --Green.
ELPHABA: He was so worried, he made our mother chew milk flowers, day and night. Only it made Nessa come too soon... with her little legs all tangled. And our mother-- never woke up. None of which would ever have happened... if not for me.
GALINDA: But-- that was the milk flower's fault, not yours! (with compassion) That may be your secret, Elphaba. But that doesn't make it true. (She looks out the window, sees the sun rising...) Look-- it's tomorrow! And Elphie- is it all right if I call you Elphie?
ELPHABA: Well, it's a little perky...
GALINDA: (forges on) And you can call me-- Galinda. You see Elphie, now that we're friends, I've decided to make you my new project.
ELPHABA: You really don't have to do that.
GALINDA: (brightly) I know. That's what makes me so nice!

(In the interest of space, I'm not going to type all the lyrics. I'll give the last bit of the lyrics before the dialogue starts up again.)

...it's not about aptitude/ it's the way you're viewed/ so it's very shrewd to be/ very very popular/ like me!
ELPHABA: This is never going to work...
GALINDA: Elphie! You musn't think that way anymore! Your whole life is going to change! And all because of me! First; hair. See? This is how you toss your hair-- Toss. Toss. (She demonstrates and Elphaba tries.) Well-- you'll practice! And now-- (she picks up her new magic wand) I shall transform your simple "frock" into a magnificent ball gown. (She gestures with the wand. Nothing happens.) Ball gown. (Looks at the wand) Is this on? (She shakes the wand again, then when nothing happens...)
ELPHABA: You want me to try?
GALINDA: Oh-just-wear-the-frock-it's-pretty! (Tosses the want. Then, brightens as she gets another idea.) Oh-- and this! (She takes a flower from her own hair, pins it into Elphaba's...) Pink goes good with green. (hushed) Why, Miss Elphaba-- look at you. You're beautiful. (She shows Elphaba herself in a mirror. Elphaba stares at herself... for a moment it seems possible. And then-- she forces herself to turn away.)
ELPHABA: I-- I have to go-- (And she rushes off.)
GALINDA: (calls after her) You're welcome!

(...and you know the rest of the song.)

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[This message has been edited by nessaheart (edited 06-23-2009).]

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ilovemusicals
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can anyone share all the script please? Or at least the second act? =) I will really appreciate it.

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sarivka of oz
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heres a link to the FULL script. many typos. not the best, but its full/. http://web.archive.org/web/20041013205745/libretto.musicals.ru/text.php?textid=609&language=1

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quote:
Originally posted by faefabla4ever:
This is Act 1(It has "Popular" in it). I am working on Act 2 so hold on.

ACT I


Do you have act 2 yet? Iknow that u put u where working on it but i just joined like 5 minutes ago.

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