I honestly forgot I had this thing. In 2011, my family and I went to D.C., and we went to see Wicked at the Kennedy Center. On sale was this book, which is a complete illustrated guide to the making of Wicked the Musical. It’s over 150 pages long, and explains everything from the beginning drafts to the sheet music to set designing and costuming. It eventually became one of the cool things on my shelf, and I all but forgot about it. These are a tiny fraction of the many many amazing pages.
click the pictures for captions.
The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Thor and Loki are the gender-fliped Glinda and Elphaba. Know what I mean?
:EXPLODES WITH HOW I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE:
ahahaha. So appropriate. One is popular and blonde and fights for good and gets a position of power, the other spent their whole life wishing to be respected and make a difference and be equal to others, and in the end she has to go off as a sort of vigilante rebel and the only person who still sees hope in her is GLINDA OH MY GOD YES SO APPROPRIATE I LOVE YOU
Bonus: Loki and Elphie both have exciting skin colors they are ashamed of. EEEEEE
“Hey, I get that reference!” — Wizard of Oz AU, for Ali
I LOVE YOU OH JESUS MOTHER TITS OF MARY CHRIST
SO LOKI AND THOR ARE ELPHABA AND FIYERO YES I LIKE THIS, I LIKE THIS A LOT.
TOP TEN FAVORITE MUSICALS —> #3 Wicked
So if you care to find me / Look towards the western sky / As some one 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!
BROADWAY/MOVIE MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK MASTER POST
Click link to download. Each soundtrack is in a .zip file.
PLEASE NOTE: I am aware that there are many, many musicals missing. This is just a partial collection of some of the most popular musicals. Please don’t complain in my ask if your favourite musical didn’t make the list. There are literally hundreds of incredible musicals.
OBC = Original Broadway Cast
OOBC = Original Off-Broadway Cast
OMC = Original Movie Cast
BRC = Broadway Revival Cast
A Chorus Line (OBC)
A New Brain (OOBC)
Across The Universe (OMC)
American Idiot (OBC)
Annie Get Your Gun (OBC)
Avenue Q (OBC)
Beauty and the Beast (OBC)
Billy Elliot (OBC)
Fame (2009) (OST)
Fiddler on the Roof (OBC)
Funny Girl (OBC)
Guys and Dolls (OBC)
Hello, Dolly! (OBC)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1995) (BRC)
In The Heights (OBC)
Into The Woods (OBC)
Jekyll and Hyde (OBC)
Jersey Boys (OBC)
Jesus Christ Superstar (OBC)
La Cage Aux Folles (OBC)
Legally Blonde The Musical (OBC)
Les Misérables (OBC)
Little Shop Of Horrors (OMC)
Love Never Dies (OBC)
Mamma Mia! (OMC)
Miss Saigon (OBC)
Monty Python’s Spamalot (OBC)
Moulin Rouge (OMC)
Next To Normal (OBC)
Once Upon a Mattress (1997) (BRC)
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (OBC)
Promises, Promises (BRC)
Reefer Madness (OMC)
Seussical The Musical (OBC)
Shrek The Musical (OBC)
South Pacific (OBC)
Spring Awakening (OBC)
Sweeney Todd (OMC)
The Lion King (OBC)
The Phantom of the Opera (OBC)
The Producers (OBC)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (OMC)
The Sound Of Music (OMC)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (OBC)
West Side Story (OBC)
The Wiz (OBC)
25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (OBC)
42nd Street (OBC)
Well, I guess I am coming out of the musical fan closet.
take everything, take it, this is all i ever wanted
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth at the 2004 Tony AwardsIdina: I am so proud to be in a musical that celebrates women, that celebrates their strengths and their differences, and to be in the company of these women this evening is just a dream for me, thank you so much. And Kristin Chenoweth, you are the grace and the light on that stage every night…this is something we built together and I love you!