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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

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

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

    BOTH: 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: UNUSUALLY, AND EXCEEDLINGLY PECULIAR AND ALTOGETHER QUITE

IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE...

ELPHABA: Blonde.

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

    ELPHABA: I FELT THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON YOU!

GALINDA: MY PULSE IS RUSHING...

ELPHABA: MY HEAD IS REELING...

GALINDA: MY FACE IS FLUSHING...

BOTH:

    WHAT IS THIS FEELING?

    FERVID AS A FLAME,

    DOES IT HAVE A NAME?

    YES...

    LOATHING!

    UNADULTERATED LOATHING!

GALINDA: FOR YOUR FACE

ELPHABA: YOUR VOICE

GALINDA: YOUR CLOTHING

BOTH:

    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 EXHILARTION

    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, LOATHING YOU MY WHOLE LIFE LONG!

    [LIGHT CUE # _____ : LIGHTS UP: UPSTAGE]

STUDENTS: WE SHARE YOUR LOATHING, UNALDULTERATED LOATHING...

    BOTH: WHAT IS THIS FEELING SO SUDDEN AND NEW?

    STUDENTS: FOR HER FACE, HER VOICE, HER CLOTHING...

    BOTH: I FELT THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON YOU...

STUDENTS: LET'S JUST SAY...

    BOTH: MY PULSE IS RUSHING, MY HEAD IS REELING...

    STUDENTS: WE LOATHE IT ALL!

    BOTH: OH WHAT IS THIS FEELING?

    STUDENTS: : EVERY LITTLE TRAIT HOWEVER SMALL...

    BOTH: DOES IT HAVE A NAME?

    STUDENTS: : MAKES OUR VERY FLESH BEGIN TO CRAWL...

    BOTH: YES...

    All: AHHHH!!!

    STUDENTS: : ............LOATHING!

    BOTH: LOATHING!

    STUDENTS: : ................................................ LOATHING!

    BOTH: THERE'S A STRANGE EXILHARATION

    STUDENTS: : ....................................... LOATHING!

    BOTH: IN SUCH TOTAL DETESTATION

    STUDENTS: : ....................................... SO STRONG!

    BOTH: IT'S SO PURE, IT'S SO STRONG!!!

    THOUGH I DO ADMIT IT CAME ON FAST,

    STILL I DO BELIEVE THAT IT CAN LAST,

    STUDENTS: : ................. LOATHING

    BOTH: AND I WILL BE LOATHING, FOR-FOREVER

    STUDENTS: : LOATHING................... LOATHING....... LOATHING YOU!

    BOTH: LOATHING, TRULY, DEEPLY LOATHING YOU!

    STUDENTS: : ............................ LOATHING, UNADULTERATED LOATHING!!!

    BOTH: MY WHOLE LIFE LONG!!!!

ELPHABA: Boo!

GALINDA: Ahh! (She runs away SL)

ELPHABA: Hahahaha!

[SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA and GALINDA mics off]

[ELPHABA exits SR]

[Scene 4]

[BOQ meets GLINDA SL, closes in on her as he speaks. GLINDA backs away. STUDENTS move USL

    and USR. FIYERO enters unnoticed]

BOQ: Uh, miss Galinda, I know I'm just a munchkin, (step) but munchkins have feelings too, (step) and

    I've been trying to tell you mine, (step) for you. (step) But sometimes it seems like you don't even know I'm there.

GALINDA: That's not true, Biq. (She backs up to CS)

BOQ: (step) It's Boq.

    GALINDA: (She turns and sees FIYERO) Biq, do you know who that is? That's Fiyero Tiggular, tha Winkie Prince whose reputation is so scandalacious!

[BOQ looks disgusted. FIYERO walks toward them. GALINDA swishes her hair. FIYERO, noticing her

    strange behavior, does the same]

GALINDA: (To FIYERO.) Were you looking for something(striking a pose) or someone?

    FIYERO: Uhhh yea... history... class? I don't know... somewhere?

    BOQ: (Steps in between them, points off right) History building is way over there my friend...

GALINDA: (peeking around BOQ) That class just ended!

[STUDENTS exit SR and SL]

    FIYERO: Oh! Perfect timing! (peeking around BOQ) So, uh, what does one do for fun around here?

GALINDA: Nothing really... (striking another pose) until now...

BOQ: (blocking her from view) We've been studying!

    FIYERO: (puts his hand on BOQs shoulder) Well, I see that once again the responsibility to corrupt my fellow students falls to me. (Puts arm around his shoulder and steers him SL) Fortunately, I'm up for the task. (spins back to GLINDA leaving BOQ behind) So! What's the most swankified place in town?

GALINDA: That would be the Ozdust Ballroom!

FIYERO: Sounds perfect!

    [BOQ runs back and moves in between them, shoving FIYERO back a bit]

BOQ: Miss Galinda? I hope you'll save at least one dance for me. (step) I'll be waiting right there, (step)

    right by your side… (step) waiting… (step) all night.

[NESSAROSE enters DSR on the floor]

GALINDA: Oh, how very kind, Biq.

BOQ: (step) Boq...

    GALINDA: (Turns and sees NESSA) But, do you know what would be even kinder?

     (she steps around to SR of him and talks in his ear)

    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 and invite her!

[BOQ looks backand forth between them, thinks hard]

[SOUND CUE #____: Bell “ding!”]

BOQ: Well, maybe I could invite her!

GALINDA: OH, Biq, REALLY? You would do that for me?

BOQ: I would do anything for you, Miss Galinda. (Stumbles down the DSL stairs to NESSAROSE.)

    Excuse me, Miss Nessarose? There's something I'd like to ask you...(pantomimes a conversation)

FIYERO: (To GALINDA.) You're good.

    GALINDA: I don't know what you mean. (striking a pose) But I do happen to be free tonight, so...

FIYERO: (he Xs to CS) So, I'll be picking you up around eight?

GALINDA: After all...Now that we've met one another,

BOTH: It’s clear we deserve each other!

GALINDA: (offers her hand) You're perfect!

FIYERO: (takes her hand, kisses it) You're perfect!

BOTH: So we’re perfect together!!

[FIYERO and GALINDA turn upstage and exit through the USC doors. BOQ exits USL. ELPHABA enters

    USR and Xs DSL. She speaks to NESSAROSE.]

    [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Crossfade: Lights dim UPSTAGE/Lights up DOWNSTAGE]

    ELPHABA: (gestures towards FIYERO and GALINDA) It's absurd! This silly, rich boy appears and everyone's off to worship him and some cultish social gathering!

NESSAROSE: Even me! I'm going! Isn't it wonderful? Boq was too shy to ask me at first, but once Galinda

    encouraged him...

ELPHABA: Galinda?! (Xs CR toward her)

    NESSAROSE: (Xs CL toward her) 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! Please, Elphaba, try to understand.

ELPHABA: (turning away) I do...

[ELPHABA crosses DSR. NESSA wheels offstage USL]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Crossfade: Lights up UPSTAGE/Lights dim DOWNSTAGE]

    [GALINDA enters through UC doors, Xs CS carrying a pair of hatboxes.]

GALINDA: Now I must accessorize myself for Fiyero.

[She pulls a few items out of the boxes, tries the on, but doesn’t like them. Then she pulls the witch's hat

    out of one of her hat boxes]

GALINDA: My granny is always giving me the most hideodeous hats. I'd give it away, but I don't hate

    anyone that much. (She looks over at ELPHABA. Thinks) Or do I?

[ELPHABA moves onstage, Xs CS to GALINDA]

    ELPHABA: Galinda, listen, Nessa and I were talking about you just now...

    GALINDA: And I was just thinking about you! (Holds up the Hat.)I thought you might want to wear this hat to the party tonight!

    It’s really uh... sharp!

    Don’t you think?

    Y'know black is this year’s pink!

    You deserve each other,

    This hat and you,

    You’re both so…smart!

    You deserve each other, so here! (Hands her the Hat)

    Oout of the goodness of my heart!

    [GALINDA curtsies and runs off SR. ELPHABA laughs at the Hat. She exits SL.]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Crossfade: Ozdust Ballroom Lights]

    [The STUDENTS enter through UC doors, take places and dance. BOQ wheels NESSAROSE in through doors and DSR, where they awkwardly hold hands. Then FIYERO and GALINDA enter thru doors and XDSL. STUDENTS gasp, talk amongst themselves and wave at the “popular kids.”]

NESSAROSE: What's in the punch?

BOQ: Lemons, and melons, and pears!

NESSAROSE: Oh my!

BOQ: Listen Nessa...

NESSAROSE: Yes?

[SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1 mic on]

    NARRATOR 1: Boq didn’t have the nerve to tell Nessa that the real reason he invited her to the dance was because Glinda had asked him to. He made up a lie and told Nessa that it was because he thought she was beautiful. The dance went on and everyone enjoyed their time at the Oz Dust Ballroom. But, someone was missing.

[SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1 mic off]

    [ELPHABA walks in, wearing the Hat. The STUDENTS gasp and make comments about the way she is dressed, then start laughing.]

FIYERO: Who in Oz is this?

GALINDA: My roommate... please, don't ... stare!

FIYERO: How can you help it?

    [ELPHABA takes off the Hat, noticing the comments. She waits, then puts it back on and begins to dance. She is alone. There is no music.]

    FIYERO: Well I'll say this, she doesn't give a twig about what anyone else thinks.

    GALINDA: (ashamed) Of course she does, she just pretends not to... I feel awful...

FIYERO: 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. The STUDENTS now accept it, and begin to dance again as the music plays.]

    [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Onstage Lights fade to 0 / Rear lights stay up, silhouetting dancers for a bit]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights fade to 0]

[COSTUME CUE# ____: ELPHABA gets nightgown]

[Scene 5]

[SET CUE#____: Place table DR and chair DL]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Lights up onstage]

[GALINDA is standing and ELPHABA sitting in the chair]

    GALINDA: Oh look, it's tomorrow! Elphie... do you mind if I call you Elphie?

ELPHABA: Well, it's a little perky.

    GALINDA: And you can call me... Galinda. So,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: I know, that's what makes me so nice!

[SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA and GALINDA mics on]

GALINDA: (sings)

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