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Wicked Act 1

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Wicked Act 1

    Wicked Act 1:

    [Scene 1]

[LIGHT CUE #____: House Lights to ?]

    [LIGHT CUE #____: House Lights to 0]

    [LIGHT CUE #____: Lights Up SL]

    [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS’ mics on]

    NARRATOR 1: (enters UL and Xs DL) Why does wickedness happen? That's a good question; one that many people find confusifying. Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? After all, Elphaba, our green leading lady, had a childhood; She had a father, who just happened to be the governor of Munchkinland. She had a mother, as so many do...

[LIGHT CUE #____: Lights Up SR]

    NARRATOR 2: (enters UR and Xs DR) And like all families, they had their secrets. And of course, from the moment she was born she was..well..different! And people knew it..even on her first day of school…”

{NARRATORS exit the way they came]

[SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS’ mics off]

[SOUND CUE #____: SCHOOL BELL]

[LIGHT CUE #____: Lights Up: SHIZ]

    [STUDENTS enter SR and SL. ELPHABA and NESSAROSE enter UC and Xs CS. ELPHABA yells as people stare at her]

    ELPHABA: What?! What are you looking at? Oh, do I have something in my teeth? Okay, let's get this over with. (to MUNCHKINS USR and USL) No, I'm not seasick. Yes, I've always been green. No, I didn't chew grass as a child.

NESSAROSE: Elphaba!

ELPHABA: Oh, this is my younger sister, Nessarose.(Spins her in the wheelchair) As you can see, she is

    a perfectly normal color.

NESSAROSE: Elphaba, stop making a spectacle of yourself! (Wheels away and DLC) Father is only

    sending you here for one reason...

ELPHABA: Yes, I know, (stops chair with her foot) to look after you.

    [NESSAROSE looks at her new jeweled shoes, while ELPHABA looks confused over some paperwork]

    NESSAROSE: "As befits the future governor of Munchkinland." Elphaba, can you believe Father gave me these shoes?

    ELPHABA: Well, what could he have gotten me? I clash with everything!

    NARRATOR 2: It was Elphaba's first day in school, and she was quite worried about where she would be staying.

ELPHABA: (continues to fumble over her paperwork, looking confused and distraught) I know father

    made arrangements for me! Why did you get a room and I didn't? Do you think he still blames me for the way you came out when Mother had you? Does he even love me?

    NESSAROSE: Of course he cares about you! He sent you here to Shiz, didn't he?

ELPHABA: Only to take care of you! Father is busy running all of Munchkinland! (sighs) Well, at least

    he trusts me.

    [Three MUNCHKIN TOTS enter USL, struggling to pull GLINDA and her suitcases DSL, while she sits on top and looks glamorous, waving to fellow students and fanning herself. BOQ follows in awe]

    ELPHABA: Excuse me! Excuuuse me! I think there's been a mistake with my paperwork! I don't have a room! (to STUDENTS USR) Where is the principal?

NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): I’m right here. Now Elphaba, it looks like your father did not make

    room arrangements.

ELPHABA: (looking sad) I thought so. He didn't forget my sister, Nessa.

    [GLINDA, still smiling and waving to fellow students, is oblivious to what is happening]

    NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): No matter. I'll ask someone if they are willing to dorm with you. You! Yes, you! The blonde one!

GLINDA: Who, me? (looking surprised) What? What?

NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): Yes, you! What's your name?

GLINDA: (regains composure and smiles) I'm Galinda. It's my first day here!

NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): Glinda--

GLINDA: (interrupting) it's GA-linda.

    NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): Okay, Glinda. Thank you for being so nice to your fellow student. I'm sure you two will make wonderful roommates. Now, off to your rooms!

ELPHABA and GLINDA: WHAT?!

NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): I said, off to your rooms!

    [One TOT stop runs onstage and begins to wheel NESSAROSE offstage. ELPHABA reacts strongly]

ELPHABA: (angry) I NEED to be with my sister! (outstretches her arms) You will not take me away from

    Nessa!!

[LIGHT CUE #____: Flicker and Black Light]

    [SOUND CUE #____: “Magic Sound”] Mr. Woo

    [Stage lights flicker, and STUDENTS freeze in place and shake uncontrollably as if electrocuted. ELPHABA moves to NESSAs chair, pushes the TOT away, and pulls chair back to DRC. Things return back to normal, as ELPHABA looks scared and guilty at what she just did]

    NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): (Surprised) Wow! Did you just...? I have never seen a student do that without any formal training! Did you ever consider a career in sorcery?

ELPHABA: Why...me? No! Gosh...

NARRATOR 1 (as Principal’s Voice): If you keep this up, you'll be meeting the Wizard soon! I'm going to

    my office to put in a good word about you! He'll be impressed! Now, all of you, OFF TO YOUR ROOMS!

    [All characters exit stage: STUDENTS, TOTS & NESSA UC, BOQ pull cart and GLINDA UL. ELPHABA

    remains, center stage, facing audience]

[Scene 2]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Lights lower US and DS. Light on CS area only]

[SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA’s mic on]

ELPHABA: (sings)

    DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN?

    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 ACCLAIMED

    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 ABSURD DEGREE

    SEEM FIXATED ON YOUR VERDEGRIS

    WOULD IT BE ALRIGHT BY YOU

    IF I DE-GREEN-IFY 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 !!!!

[ELPHABA Xs DR]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Blackout]

[Scene 3]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Lights up SL and SR]

[SOUND CUE #____: GALINDA’s mic on]

[GLINDA enters UL, Xs DL]

    GALINDA: Dearest, Darlingest Momsy and Popsicle...

ELPHABA: My dear father...

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