Good or evil? In Wicked, you may find yourself asking 'Which witch is which?' The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical - created by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz, based off of the book by Gregory Maguire, and inspired, of course, by Frank Baum's timeless series and the 1939 motion picture - gives us the scoop on the history of Elphaba, the "Wicked" Witch of the West, and Glinda, the "Good" Witch of the South.
Their relationship is complicated; love and hate blur in the face of a sibling-like rivalry that's spiked by the popularity scales. The Witch of the West wasn't always bad, but the cruelty of her younger years explains her hatred towards the residents of Oz. In the end, we've got to give her kudos for embracing her broomstick and hitting the high notes in the show's spellbinding scores.
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