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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 Principals Voice): Im 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 Principals 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 Principals Voice): Yes, you! What's your name?

GLINDA: (regains composure and smiles) I'm Galinda. It's my first day here! NARRATOR 1 (as Principals Voice): GLINDA: (interrupting) it's GA-linda. NARRATOR 1 (as Principals 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 Principals Voice): I said, off to your rooms! Glinda--

[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 Principals 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 Principals 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 #____: ELPHABAs 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 #____: GALINDAs 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: Its clear we deserve each other! GALINDA: (offers her hand) You're perfect! FIYERO: (takes her hand, kisses it) You're perfect! BOTH: So were 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 doesnt 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! Its really uh... sharp! Dont you think? Y'know black is this years pink! You deserve each other, This hat and you, Youre both sosmart! 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 didnt 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) 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 YOUWILLBE... 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: This is never going to work! GALINDA: 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, so she repeats.) Ball gown!!! (Still nothing happens. She taps her wand.) Is this thing on? ELPHABA: Do you want me to try?

GALINDA: No, I've got it! (She puts the wand down). 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.ELPHABA mirrors her awkwardly) Or, you can use your whole body. (Squeals.) Now, for the finishing touch.(Takes flower out of her hair, puts it into ELPHABAS.) Why, Miss Elphaba, look at you, (picks up mirror, shows ELPHABA her reflection) you're beautiful. ELPHABA: (After looking in the mirror.) I... I have to go. [SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA mic off] [She runs off SL.] GALINDA: You're Welcome! (She admires herself in the mirror.) (sings) 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!!!
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Blackout]

[SOUND CUE #____: GALINDA mic off] [SET CUE#____: Strike table and chair] [Scene 6]
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear Lights Up] [FIYERO, ELPHABA, GALINDA, STUDENTS and WIZARD as silhouettes pantomime to narration]

[SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics up] NARRATOR 2: The next day, a scientist visited their class and brought with him a caged lion cub. He injectsed the cub with a serum which was supposed to prevent the lion from ever speaking. Upset by the idea of any animal losing the power of speech, Elphaba accidentally cast a spell which caused all the students and professors to start moving uncontrollably. Elphaba and Fiyero grabbed the cage and ran to the meadows where they set the lion cub free.
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Crossfade: Rear Lights down / Stage Lights up] [FIYERO and ELPHABA enter SR. ELPHABA waves at cub leaving. FIYERO admires her.]

NARRATOR 1: Now seeing a softer side of Elphaba, Fiyero began to fall in love with her. But, Elphaba didnt notice. She just thought that his awkward silence meant he wasnt interested in her. Elphaba and Galinda became the very best of friends and, as time passed, Elphaba was offered the rare chance to

meet the fantabulous Wizard of Oz. Her sister and her school friends all gathered to see her off on the train to the Emerald City. [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics off]
[SOUND CUE # _____ : Train Whistle]

CONDUCTOR: All aboard! [OZIANS criss-cross stage. GALINDA and ELPHABA enter thru UC doors, arm in arm. BOQ wheels NESSAROSE onstage behind them. They all XDC] GALINDA: Remember, eye contact. And don't forget to tell him how wonderful he is, Wizards love that! And be yourself... well... within reason. NESSAROSE: Elphaba, I'm so proud of you and I know father would be too. We're all proud, aren't we? ELPHABA: (kneels down to talk to her) You'll be alright, won't you? GALINDA: She'll be fine! Biq will take care of her, right? BOQ: ...It's Boq... I... I can't do this anymore. [He exits thru UC doors.] NESSAROSE: Boq... GALINDA: Nessa, maybe he's just not the right one... for you. NESSAROSE: No, it's me that's not right. (she backs up) Elphaba, just go, I'll be fine. (wheels herself UC) ELPHABA: Nessa, wait! GALINDA: Let her go. She'll have to manage without you. We all will. Elphaba: Please, you'll barely even notice I'm gone. Besides, you have Fiyero. (looks around) Where is he, anyway? Not that I expected him to say goodbye to me. We barely know each other. GALINDA: I don't know him either. He's distant, and moodified, and he's been thinking, which really worrries me. [FIYERO enters SR. Goes up steps Xs to RC.] GALINDA: Oh, there he is! (on tiptoes, waves) Fiyero, over here dearest! FIYERO: (He Hands ELPHABA Flowers.) Elphaba, I'm happy for you. GALINDA: (pulling her away from him) Yes, we are both so happy... FIYERO: Uh, listen, I've been thinking... ELPHABA: Yes, I've heard. FIYERO: About that Lion cub and... everything. I think about that day a lot.

ELPHABA: Really? So do I. GALINDA: (stepping in-between them) Me too! It makes one want to... uh... take a stand. So I've been thinking of... uh... changing my name. FIYERO: Your name? GALINDA: Well, yes! Since people have their 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: Oh well, that's very admirable of you... Glinda. Elphaba, (tries to hug her, but GLINDA is in the way, so he waves) good luck. [He runs off down SR steps and USR.]
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Crossfade: Upstage Lights down / Downstage Lights up]

GLINDA: There, see? ELPHABA: Galinda... GLINDA: It's Glinda now. (upset, she crosses to DSL, sits on steps) Stupid idea, I don't even know what made me say it. (she begins to cry) ELPHABA: It doesn't matter what your name is, everyone loves you! [ELPHABA hands her a hanky. GLINDA blows her nose in it loudly, hands it back toward ELPHABA. Disgusted, ELPHABA pushes it back to her, pantomiming keep it.] GLINDA: (Sobbing) 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? (They hug.)
[OZIANS enter USL and USR in dark]

[Scene 7] ELPHABA: Come with me. GLINDA: Where? ELPHABA: To the Emerald City. GLINDA: Really? (pulls ELPHABA CS)
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Emerald City lights]

[SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA and GALINDA mics on] OZIANS: ONE SHORT DAY, IN THE EMERALD CITY...

GLINDA: I've always wanted to see the Emerald City!

OZIANS:

(sing) ONE SHORT DAY, IN 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 THERE ARE BUIDINGS TALL AS QUOXWOOD TREES DRESS SALONS! AND LIBRARIES

ELPHABA: GLINDA: ELPHABA:

GLINDA: Palaces! ELPHABA: Museums! BOTH: A HUNDRED STRONG THERE ARE WONDERS LIKE I'VE NEVER SEEN!

GLINDA: It's all grand! ELPHABA: And it's all green! BOTH: ELPHABA: GLINDA: BOTH: OZIANS: I THINK WE'VE FOUND THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG I WANNA BE IN THIS HOI POLLOI SO I'LL BE BACK FOR GOOD SOMEDAY TO MAKE MY LIFE AND MAKE MY WAY BUT FOR TODAY WE'LL WANDER AND ENJOY! ONE SHORT DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY ONE SHORT DAY TO HAVE A LIFETIME OF FUN ONE SHORT DAY... AND WE'RE WARNING THE CITY NOW THAT WE'RE IN HERE YOU'LL KNOW WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE WE ARE DONE!

BOTH:

GLINDA: All the hustle and bustle! It's all so Ozmopolitan! Elphie... Elphie? ELPHABA: I want to remember this moment, always. Nobody's pointing, nobody's staring, for the first time I'm somewhere that I belong. GLINDA: You look positively, emerald. ALL: ONE SHORT DAY IN THE EMERALD CITY

ONE SHORT DAY TO HAVE A LIFETIME OF FUN WHAT A WAY TO BE SEEING THE CITY! GLINDA and ELPHABA: 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: GLINDA: ALL: TWO GOOD FRIENDS... TWO BEST FRIENDS... SHARING ONE WONDERFUL ONE SHORT...

OZIAN OFFICIAL: The Wizard will see you now! ALL: DAY!!!

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : All lights down, except CS lights on GLINDA and ELPHABA]

[SOUND CUE #____: ELPHABA and GALINDA mics off] [OZIANS exit L and R] [Scene 8]
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights up full/ silhouetting WIZARD] [SOUND CUE # _____ : WIZARDS VOICE EFFECT]

[WIZARDS voice booms] WIZARD: I am Oz, the great and terrible! Who are you and why do you seek me? GLINDA: Say something! ELPHABA: Uh... Elphaba Thropp your terribleness! WIZARD: (Speaks normally.) Oh? Is that you Elphaba? I didn't realize!
[SOUND CUE # _____ : WIZARDS VOICE EFFECT mic off]

[WIZARD walks up ramp, making shadow get smaller and smaller until he enters thru UC doors= CHISTERY follows him, carrying a big Book, and Xs to UR]
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights fade to 1/2]

WIZARD: I hope I didn't startle you, it's so hard to make out peoples' faces all the way back there. (Xs DC) So, let's see... which witch is which? Elphaba! (grabs her hands.) [GLINDA moves around to his other side. Taps him on the shoulder]

WIZARD: And you must be. GLINDA: Glinda. The Ga is silent. WIZARD: (ignoring her, turns back to ELPHABA) Im not quite what you expected, hmmm? I have to put on a show to give the people what they want. I hardly ever let people meet the real me, but this being a special occasion ELPHABA: I'm so happy to meet you. WIZARD: Well, that's good. 'Cause that's what I love best: making people happy! ELPHABA: I'm here... we're here to alert you that something bad is happening... WIZARD: Please, I'm the Wizard of Oz. I already know why you've come. ELPHABA & GLINDA: Oooo. WIZARD: And I have every intention of granting your request. Of course, you must prove yourself... GLINDA: Prove yourself, prove yourself. ELPHABA: But how? WIZARD: Oh, I don't know. Some sort of gesture Mostly for show Something to test your adeptness I know! The book! [He claps his hand to summon CHISTERY, who hops over to him, carrying the Book] CHISTERY: Da book! Da book! Da book! GLINDA: The book? ELPHABA: What do you want me to do? WIZARD: Well, this is my monkey servant, Chistery. Chistery, this is Elphaba ELPHABA: (kneeling down) Hello Chistery CHISTERY: Hello Elpa-ba. You so pretty greeeen. [ELPHABA laughs, obviously delighted with CHISTERY] WIZARD: He looks so longingly at the birds every morning.... I was thinking, perhaps, a levitation spell... GLINDA: (Noticing the Book In the WIZARDS hands.) Is that(in awe) the Grimmerie? WIZARD: (Proudly) Yes, the ancient book of spells and enchantments GLINDA: (Whispers.) Can I touch it?

WIZARD: (Mimicking her.) No! .(He hands it to ELPHABA.) ELPHABA: (opening book) What funny writing... WIZARD: Well it's a lost language. The lost language of spells. It's kind of a recipe book for change. Don't be discouraged if you can't decipherate it, dearie. ELPHABA: ELPHABA: ELPHABA: AHVEN, TATEY, AVEN TATEY AVEN... AH MAY AH TAY ATUM AH MAY AH TAH TAY MAY TU SE SAY TA! WIZARD: Oh, Chistery, what an experience you are about to have! WIZARD: Since once I had my own day in the sky WIZARD: I know everyone deserves a chance to fly!

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Lights Flicker] [SOUND CUE # _____ : Magic Sound] Mr. Woo

[CHISTERY screams & begins to twitch] ELPHABA: What happened? Is something wrong? WIZARD: No, just a transition. ELPHABA: No! Stop! You're hurting him! WIZARD: She's actually done it! [CHISTERY peels off his vest, revealing wings. and begins running around the stage.] ELPHABA: NO! Quick, how do I reverse it? WIZARD: You can't! ELPHABA: What?! WIZARD: You can't! Spells are irreversible! I knew you had the power, Ha! ELPHABA: You planned all this? WIZARD: Well, you benefit too! You benefit, too. And this is only the beginning! Look. [He takes out a Joystick device and operates it]
[SOUND CUE # _____ : COMPUTER NOISES] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights up full / silhouetting MONKEYS]

[We see the MONKEYS, now with wings, in shadows for a second, then they enter USR and USL, and leap about, confused. They taunt and tease GALINDA, who rushes to the WIZARDS side for protection. He shakes her off. The MONKEYS then run down into the crowd and tease them a bit]

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights fade to 1/2]

WIZARD: (Xs DC) Won't they make perfect spies? ELPHABA: Spies?! WIZARD: You're right, that's a harsh word... how about scouts? That's what they'll be really. They'll fly around Oz! Reporting any subversive animal activity. ELPHABA: You can't read this book at all! Can you? That's why you need enemies, and cages, and spies. You have no real power. WIZARD: Exactly [He claps, and waves MONKEYS off. They exit USR and USL] WIZARD: that's why I need you. Don't you see? The world is your oyster, now! You have so many...opportunities. You both do. GLINDA: Thank you, your Ozness. ELPHABA: NO! [She runs off SL.] GLINDA: Elphie! I am so sorry, your Wizardship. I'll fetch her back! Elphie wait! [She runs after her SL.] WIZARD: We must get her back. She knows too much.
[SOUND CUE # _____ : WIZARDS VOICE EFFECT mic on] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights up / silhouetting WIZARD]

[He Xs UC, pulling a device from his coat. He hides behind doors, creating shadow and begins speaking, again, with a powerful voice.] WIZARD: Guards, guards! [GUARDS 1&2 enter SR] GUARDS: Yes your Ozness! WIZARD: There is a fugitive loose in the palace! (pointing OSL) Find her, capture her, and bring her to me! GUARDS: Yes your Ozness!
[SOUND CUE # _____ : WIZARDs mic off] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Blackout]

[Scene 9]
[SOUND CUE # _____ : NARRATOR 1 mic on]

NARRATOR 1: The Wizard sent his guards after Elphaba. Both Elphaba and Glinda ran together and found a hiding place in the attic of the building. While hiding from the guards Glinda confronted her friend.
[SOUND CUE # _____ : NARRATOR 1 mic off] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Rear lights up / silhouetting ELPHABA and GLINDA] [ELPHABA and GLINDA enter thru UC doors] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : Stage lights up to Attic setting]

GLINDA: Elphie, wait! Where are you going? ELPHABA: Oh no! There are no more stairs! This might be the attic... GLINDA: Elphaba, listen to me... ELPHABA: I have to barricade the door! [She picks up a broom and braces it against the door UC.] GLINDA: Elphaba, why couldn't you have stayed calm for once instead of flying off the handle? (sings, Xs DR) 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: (sings, Xs DL) 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 AMBITION (sing, face to face) SO THOUGH I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY RIGHT NOW...

BOTH:

[SOUND CUE # _____ : NARRATOR 1 mic on] [SOUND CUE # _____ : NEWS FLASH SOUND EFFECT]

NARRATOR 2: Citizens of Oz, there is an enemy that must be found and captured! Believe nothing she says. She's evil. Responsible for the mutilation of our poor, innocent monkeys! Her green skin is but an outward manifestation of her twisted nature! This distortion... this repulsion... this... Wicked Witch!
[SOUND CUE # _____ : NARRATOR 1 mic off]

GLINDA: Don't be afraid...

ELPHABA: I'm not... it's the Wizard who should be afraid... of me! GLINDA: Elphie, just say you're sorry before it's too late. (sings) YOU CAN STILL BE WITH THE WIZARD WHAT YOU'VE WORKED AND WAITED FOR YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOU EVER WANTED... ELPHABA: I know... (sings, Xs DC) 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: (sings) CAN'T I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND YOU'RE HAVING DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR? (sings) I'M THROUGH ACCEPTING 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'D LOST WELL IF THAT'S LOVE, IT COMES AT MUCH TOO HIGH A COST! I'D SOONER BE DEFYING GRAVITY KISS ME GOODBYE I'M DEFYING GRAVITY AND YOU CAN'T PULL ME DOWN! [The GUARDS are in silhouette behind UC doors. They pound on the locked door.] GUARD 1: Open this door, in the name of his supreme Ozness! ELPHABA: Ah May Ah Tay Ah Tum Ditum... GLINDA: (As ELPHABA continues chanting.) What are you doing?! Stop it! That's what started all this in the first place... that hideous levitation spell! STOP!!!

ELPHABA:

[ELPHABA stops chanting.] GLINDA: Well... Where are your wings? Maybe you're not as powerful as you think you are... [ELPHABA runs and grabs the broom] ELPHABA: I promise, Glinda... I can do it! [The GUARDS bang on the locked door once again.] ELPHABA: Quick! Get on! GLINDA: What? ELPHABA: Come with me... think of what we could do... together. Well, are you coming? GLINDA: Elphie, you're trembling... here, put this around you... [She drapes a black cape around her.] (sings) I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY NOW THAT YOU'RE CHOOSING THIS ELPHABA: You too. (sings) I HOPE IT BRINGS YOU BLISS BOTH: (sing) 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 off. The GUARDS break down the door] GUARD: There she is! Don't let her get away! [They grab hold of GLINDA.] GLINDA: What in Oz?! Let go of me! Do you hear me? Let go!
[EFFECT CUE # _____ : FOG MACHINE: UP CENTER] [LIGHT CUE # _____ : FLIGHT PRESET]

ELPHABA: It's not her. She has nothing to do with it. I'm the one you want. It's me. Hahahahaha. It's me! Up here! It's me! [She rises up center stage holding her broom.] ELPHABA: (sings) 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!!! OZIANS: ELPHABA: OZIANS: ELPHABA: OZIANS: LOOK AT HER, SHE'S WICKED GET HER!!! BRING ME DOWN!!!! NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! SO WE'VE GOT TO BRING HER... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[LIGHT CUE # _____ : BLACKOUT]

[Scene 10]
[LIGHT CUE # _____ : LIGHTS UP DOWN CENTER (Floor)]

OZIAN 1:

Every day the terror grows and all of Oz is on alert. That's the way with the wicked Spreading fear wherever she goes, seeking out new victims she can hurt! Like some terrible green blizzard throughout the land she flies, defaming our poor wizard with her calumnies and lies. She lies! Save us from the wicked, shield us so we won't be hexed.

OZIAN 2: OZIAN 1:

OZIANS 1 & 2: GIVE US WARNING. WHERE WILL SHE STRIKE NEXT? [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics on] NARRATOR 1: All of Oz thanked goodness for Glinda, and her handsome swain, the new captain of the guard, Fiyero. He still had feelings for Elphaba and was not comfortable with people calling her the Wicked Witch. He found it frustrating, and so he became Captain of the Guard so that he could find her. NARRATOR 2: Fiyero had his mind set on finding Elphaba, while everyone else in Oz was busy celebrating Fiyero and Glinda's engagement. The Wizards officials set out to let all of Oz know the story of Glindas braverism! And this is how they told the story... [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics off]

OZIAN 1:

(sings) THE DAY GLINDA WAS FIRST SUMMONED TO AN AUDIENCE WITH OZ, AND ALTHOUGH HE WOULD NOT TELL YOU WHY INITIALLY WHEN YOU BOWED BEFORE HIS THRONE HE DECREED YOU'D HENCE BE KNOWN AS GLINDA THE GOODOFFICIALLY! (sings) THEN WITH A JEALOUS SQUEEE THE WICKED WITCH BURST FROM CONCEALMENT WHERE SHE HAD BEEN LURKING SURREPTITIALLY! I HEAR SHE HAS AN EXTRA EYE THAT ALWAYS REMAINS AWAKE! I HEAR THE SHE CAN SHED HER SKIN AS EASILY AS A SNAKE! I HEAR SOME REBEL ANIMALS ARE GIVING HER FOOD AND SHELTER! I HEAR HER SOUL IS SO UNCLEAN, PURE WATER CAN MELT HER!

OZIAN 2:

OZIAN 1: OZIAN 2: OZIAN 3: OZIAN 4:

FIYERO: What? (running on stage in anger) OZIANS 1-4: MELT HER! PLEASE SOMEBODY GO AND MELT HER! FIYERO: Do you hear that?! Water will melt her? People are so empty-headed they'll believe anything! GLINDA: (to the OZIANS) Excuse me just a tick-tock! [GLINDA pulls FIYERO to the side to talk] FIYERO: I can't just stand here grinning, pretending to go along with all of this! GLINDA: Do you think I like to hear them say those awful things about her? I hate it! FIYERO: Then what are we doing here? Let's go. Let's get out of here! GLINDA: We can't leave now; not when people are looking to us to raise their spirits. FIYERO: You can't leave because you can't resist this. (Points to the OZIANS who are gossiping and whispering) And that is the truth. (Pointing to GLINDA) GLINDA: Maybe I can't. Is that so wrong? Who could? FIYERO: You know who could. Who has. GLINDA: Fiyero, I miss her too, but we can't just stop living. No one has searched harder for her than you. But don't you see? She doesn't want to be found. We have to face it. FIYERO: You're right. I'm sorry, you're right. And if it's going to make you happy, of course I'll marry you. GLINDA: But it'll make you happy too, right?

FIYERO: (Sarcastically) You know me...I'm always happy. (Runs off stage) GLINDA: Fiyero! (Says loudly so that the OZIANS on stage think she asked him to leave) Thanks plenty dearest! He's gone to fetch me a refreshment. He's so thoughtful that way! [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [Scene 11] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP] [At the governor's house in Munchkinland. ELPHABA hiding in the closet] BOQ: (Zombified) Will there be anything else, Madame? NESSAROSE: I've asked you to call to call me Nessarose, remember? BOQ: Yes, Madame. (He exits with his head down, in shame) NESSAROSE: (Sadly) Boq... ELPHABA: (from inside the closet) Well, it seems the beautiful only get more beautiful, (NESSAROSE screams) while the green just get greener. [ELPHABA exits the closet while NESSAROSE looks scared and confused] ELPHABA: I'm sorry. Did I scare you? I seem to have that effect on people. It's good to see you. NESSAROSE: What are you doing here? ELPHABA: Well, there's no place like home. (Beat) I never thought I'd myself say this but I need father's help. I need him to stand with me. NESSAROSE: That's impossible. ELPHABA: No, no it's not. Not if you ask him. You know he'll listen to you. NESSAROSE: (Her head down) Father is dead. ELPHABA: What? NESSAROSE: (Angry and sad) He's dead. I'm the governor...Well, what did you expect? After he learned what you'd done, how you'd disgraced us, he diedof shame. Embarrassed to death. ELPHABA: (Angry and turned away from NESSAROSE) Good, I'm glad. It's better that way. NESSAROSE: That's a wicked thing to say. ELPHABA: (Turns back and talks directly at NESSAROSE) No, it's true. (excited) Because now it's just us. You can help me and together we can... NESSAROSE: (Cutting her off ) Elphaba, SHUT UP! (Pointing) First of all, I can't harbor a fugitive, I'm an un-elected official! And why should I help you? You fly around Oz, trying to rescue animals you've never

even met, and not once have you ever thought to use your powers to rescue me! ELPHABA: Nessa, there isn't a spell for everything! The power is mysterious. It's not like coddling up a pair of...(A thought pops into her head) Wait (pulls the Grimmerie from her bag and starts flipping through pages). NESSAROSE: What are you doing? (ELPHABA starts chanting) [Simultaneously] [SOUND CUE #____: MAGIC SOUND Mr. Woo] ELPHABA: Mela ka nam ah.....ah tay tea ya.... ELPHABA: Say ya tee ya....mela ka nam era..... ELPHABA: Tay ya Tay ya sah...dema lay... NESSAROSE: What have you done to my shoes? [NESSAROSE lifts up her dress to reveal that her shoes have turned red. NESSAROSE stands up, but falls. ELPHABA tries to help her up] NESSAROSE: (She pulls away from ELPHABA) No, don't help me. (NESSAROSE stands on her own) ELPHABA: (With happiness) Oh, Nessa, at last... NESSAROSE: (She's happy as well) Boq! Boq! Come quickly! ELPHABA: (Confused) Boq? NESSAROSE: Boq! Come here at once! [NESSAROSE gets back in her chair and hides behind the closet] ELPHABA: (Frightened) No! Nessa, listen nobody can know I'm here! [Before ELPHABA has a chance to hide, BOQ enters] BOQ: (Zombified) Yes, what is it, Madame? ELPHABA: Boq... BOQ: (Pointing at ELPHABA) What are you doing here? You stay back! ELPHABA: Boq, it's just me, I'm not going to hurt you! BOQ: No! You're lying! That's all you ever do! You and your sister! She's as wicked as you are! ELPHABA: What are you talking about? BOQ: I'm talking about my life the little that's left of it. I'm not free to leave Munchkinland, none of us are. (Points at NESSAROSE in anger) Ever since she took power, she's been stripping the Munchkins of our rights...and we didn't have that many to begin with! And do you know why? NESSAROSE: What is that? Ah! NESSAROSE: My Shoes! It feels like.... NESSAROSE: like they're on fire!

[NESSAROSE reveals herself in the chair] NESSAROSE: To keep you here, with me. But none of that matters anymore. Look. [NESSAROSE stands up] BOQ: (to ELPHABA) You did this for her? NESSAROSE: (Lovingly) For both of us! BOQ: Nessa, this changes everything. NESSAROSE: I know. BOQ: Listen Nessa... NESSAROSE: What? BOQ: Uh Nessa, surely now I'll matter less to you and you won't mind me leaving here tonight... NESSAROSE: (Confused) Leaving? BOQ: Yes...That ball that's being staged announcing Glinda is engaged. NESSAROSE: Glinda? BOQ: Yes Nessa, that's right! I've got to go appeal to her, express the way I feel for her. Oh, Nessa, I lost my heart to Glinda from the moment I first say her. You know that. NESSAROSE: Lost your heart? Well, we'll see about that... ELPHABA: (Butting in) Nessa, let him go... NESSAROSE: (Angry) Did you think I'd let you leave me here flat? BOQ: (Backing away) Don't come any closer! NESSAROSE: You're going to lose your heart to me, I tell you! If I have to...I have to. (Grabs the Grimmerie from ELPHABA) Magic spell you! [SOUND CUE #____: MAGIC SOUND Mr. Woo] [Simultaneously] NESSAROSE: Ah...Tum...Tah...Tae NESSAROSE: Ah...Tum...Tah...Tae NESSAROSE: Ah...Tum...Tah...Tae NESSAROSE: Ah...Tum...Tah...Tae ELPHABA: Nessa, Stop! BOQ: What is she doing?! ELPHABA: No, Nessa, you're pronouncing the words all wrong! ELPHABA: Nessa!

[BOQ grabs his chest in pain] NESSAROSE: Boq! What is it? BOQ: (Gasps) My heart feels like it's...shrinking. NESSAROSE: (Frightened) Elphaba, do something! ELPHABA: I can't! You can't reverse a spell once it's been cast! NESSAROSE: So what do we do? [BOQ falls unconscious into NESSAROSES chair, ELPHABA pushes the chair behind the closet] NESSAROSE: Elphaba, do something! This is all your fault! If you hadn't showed me that horrendible book. ELPHABA: I have to find another spell...it's the only thing that might work. (ELPHABA goes behind the closet, begins chanting) [SOUND CUE #____: MAGIC SOUND Mr. Woo] NESSAROSE: (Pleading) Save him, please! Just save him, my poor Boq, my sweet, my brave Boq. Don't leave me 'til my sorry life has ceased... [ELPHABA wheels the chair out with BOQ in it, not facing the audience.] NESSAROSE: Well...what about his heart? ELPHABA: It's all right. He won't need one now. I have to go. I have business to attend to in the Emerald City. Nessa, I have done everything I could for you but it has never been enough and it never will be... ( ELPHABA exits) NESSAROSE: (Scared) Elphaba? Wait! Elphaba! [BOQ wakes up, holding his head in pain. NESSAROSE is facing away from him] BOQ: Where am I? What happened? NESSAROSE: Nothing, Boq, you just fell asleep...and...(she turns to face him. BOQ sits up and reveals he is made of tin. NESSAROSE screams) BOQ: (Confused) What is it, what's wrong? [BOQ looks at himself and screams uncontrollably] NESSAROSE: No, it wasn't me it was her! I tried to stop her. [BOQ runs off stage] NESSAROSE: Boq, please listen! It was Elphaba! Boq! It was Elphaba! [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT]

[Scene 12] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1s mic on] NARRATOR 1: Elphaba returned to the Emerald City to confront the Wizard. She told the Wizard how upset she was and how at one time she trusted the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Of course, nobody believed the Wizard more than Elphaba. [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1s mic off] [The WIZARD is on stage alone. Elphaba joins him] ELPHABA: There you are! I'm setting those monkeys free! And don't try to interfere, or call the guards... WIZARD: I'm not calling anyone. The truth is I'm glad to see you again. It gets pretty lonely around here. And I know you must get lonely too. ELPHABA: You don't know the first thing about me. WIZARD: (circling behind her, and sweet talking her) Oh, but I do. I do know you. I can't explain it exactly. You know what I mean? Elphaba, you've been so strong through all of this, aren't you tired of being the strong one? Wouldn't you like someone to take care of you? Please, help me start again. ELPHABA: Don't you think I wish I could? That I could go back to the time when I believed you really were wonderful? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Nobody believed in you more than I did. WIZARD: Oh, my dear child... (sings) I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS OR PLANNED IT IN ADVANCE I WAS MERELY BLOWN HERE BY THE WINDS OF CHANCE I NEVER SAW MYSELF AS A SOLOMON OR SOCRATES I KNEW WHO I WAS, ONE OF YOUR DIME A DOZEN MEDIOCRATES THEN SUDDENLY I'M HERE, RESPECTED, WORSHIPED EVEN JUST BECAUSE THE FOLKS IN OZ NEEDED SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN DOES IT SURPRISE YOU I GOT HOOKED AND ALL TOO SOON WHAT CAN I SAY? I GOT CARRIED AWAY AND NOT JUST BY BALLOON... WONDERFUL THEY CALLED ME WONDERFUL SO I SAID, WONDERFUL, IF YOU INSIST I WILL BE WONDERFUL AND THEY SAID WONDERFUL BELIEVE ME IT'S HARD TO RESIST 'CUZ IT FEELS WONDERFUL THEY THINK I'M WONDERFUL HEY LOOK WHO'S WONDERFUL THIS CORN-FED HICK! WHO SAID IT MIGHT BE KEEN TO BUILD A TOWN OF GREEN AND A WONDERFUL ROAD OF YELLOW BRICK! See, I never had a family of my own since I was always traveling, and I guess I just wanted to give the citizens of Oz everything.

ELPHABA: So you lied to them? WIZARD: Only verbally. Besides, they were the lies they wanted to hear. Elphaba, where I come from we believe all sorts of things that aren't true... we call it history! (sings) A MAN'S CALLED A TRAITOR OR LIBERATOR A RICH MAN'S A THIEF OR PHILANTHROPIST IS ONE A CRUSADER OR RUTHLESS INVADER IT'S ALL IN THE LABEL WHICH IS ABLE TO PERSIST THERE ARE PRECIOUS FEW AT EASE WITH MORAL AMBIGUITIES SO WE ACT AS THOUGH THEY DON'T EXIST... THEY CALL ME WONDERFUL SO I AM INFACT, IT'S SO MUCH WHO I AM IT'S PART OF MY NAME! AND WITH MY HELP YOU CAN BE THE SAME... AT LONG, LONG LAST RECEIVE YOUR DUE LONG OVERDUE ELPHABA, THE MOST CELEBRATED ARE THE REHABILITATED THERE'LL SUCH A WHOOPDEE DOO! A CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT OZ, THAT'S ALL TO DO WITH YOU! WONDERFUL, THEY'LL CALL YOU WONDERFUL! ELPHABA: WIZARD: BOTH: THAT DOES SOUND WONDERFUL! TRUST ME IT'S FUN!!! WHEN YOU ARE WONDERFUL, IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL ONE, TWO AND...

WIZARD:

(They Dance.) ELPHABA: I'LL ACCEPT YOUR PROPOSITION

WIZARD: Wonderful ELPHABA: ON ONE CONDITION

WIZARD: Yes? ELPHABA: You set those Monkeys free. WIZARD: Done. [[He uses his Device]

[SOUND CUE # _____ : COMPUTER NOISES]

[MONKEYS run around the theatre and then exit.] ELPHABA: Go! Fly! You're Free! Fly! Chistery, Chistery, you're free, isn't it wonderful?! Go, fly! (She makes her way to another "Monkey" covered by a sheet.) Say something WIZARD: No! No! Please! ELPHABA:(to CHISTERY) Are you alright? Don't be afraid. CHISTERY: Eee! Eee! ELPHABA: Can't you speak? CHISTERY: Eee! Eee! ELPHABA: No! It can't be! WIZARD: Elphaba, we just couldn't keep letting the animals speak out... ELPHABA: (Angrily to the WIZARD) No... We have nothing in common. I am nothing like you and I never will be. I will fight you until the day I die!!! [The WIZARD pulls out his Device and runs behind screen] [SOUND CUE #____: WIZARD VOICE EFFECT setting] WIZARD: Guards, guards!!! [FIYERO runs in with his men. CHISTERY runs off SR.] GUARDS: Halt! FIYERO: (to the WIZARD) Are you alright, your Ozness? ELPHABA: (surprised) Fiyero! FIYERO: (surprised) I don't believe it... ELPHABA: (releaved) Oh , Fiyero, thank God. I thought you were... FIYERO: Silence witch!!! GUARD 1: There's a Goat on the lam, sir. FIYERO: Never mind all that. Fetch me some... some water. GUARD 2: Water, sir? FIYERO: You heard me, as much as you can carry. GUARDS: Yes, sir! (They march off.)

ELPHABA: Fiyero... FIYERO: I said silence! WIZARD: (He runs out onstage.) No! No! FIYERO: (To WIZARD) Don't make a sound, your Ozness, unless you want all your guests to know the truth about the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (to ELPHABA) Elphaba, get out of here. ELPHABA: Fiyero, you frightened me. I thought, I though you might have changed. FIYERO: (lovingly) I have... changed. [GLINDA enters, confused, doesn't notice ELPHABA right away.] GLINDA: What's going on... Elphie? Oh, thank Oz you're alive! Only you shouldn't have come. If anyone discoverates you ... FIYERO: (Stern) Glinda, you'd better go. GLINDA: (Still confused) Fiyero, what are you... FIYERO: (Stern) Please, just go back to the ball. GLINDA: (Pleading to the WIZARD) Your Ozness, he means no disrespectation. Please understand! You see, we all went to school together... FIYERO: Elphaba! (pulls her with him to DSR steps) Come on GLINDA: (Cutting them off) Fiyero, have you misplaced your mind? What are you doing? FIYERO: I'm going with her. GLINDA: What? What are you saying? You mean all this time... the two of you... behind my back... ELPHABA: No, Glinda it wasn't like that! FIYERO: Actually, it was...but it wasn't...Elphaba, let's go... let's go! [FIYERO grabs ELPHABA and they run off.] GLINDA: (Sarcastically) Fine, go! You deserve each other... [The WIZARD holds a small bottle with a green liquid.] WIZARD: (Offering the bottle to GLINDA) Here, have a swig of this, it dulls the pain. GLINDA: No, thank you. DOORMAN: (laughing.) Oh, is it true? Your betrothed has taken her into custody? WIZARD: Our new captain of the guard had other plans.

DOORMAN: You mean she hasn't been captured? WIZARD: Quite the contrary. And considering how well she eluded us last time... DOORMAN: Well, we'll just flush her out and force her to show herself. WIZARD: But how? GLINDA: (Almost a whisper, to herself) Her sister DOORMAN: What? What did she say? GLINDA: Use her sister. Spread a rumor. Make her think her sister is in trouble and she will fly to her side... and you'll have her. WIZARD: Exactly so. GLINDA: (to WIZARD) Now, if your Ozness will excuse me I have a slight headache, I think I'll lie down. [GLINDA walks out.] DOORMAN: Yes, well...a rumor won't do it. Elphaba's too smart for that. WIZARD: Far too smart. DOORMAN: Perhaps you could arrange for a change in the weather... [SOUND CUE #____: Thunderclap] [LIGHT CUE #____: Lightning flash] [SOUND CUE #____: MAGIC SOUND Mr. Woo] [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [Scene 13] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP- FOREST PRESET] [SOUND CUE #____: FOREST SOUNDS] [ELPHABA and FIYERO center stage, hands clasped together] ELPHABA: I just wish... FIYERO: What? ELPHABA: I wish I could be beautiful... for you. FIYERO: Elphaba... ELPHABA: Don't tell me that I am, you don't need to lie to me.

FIYERO: It's not lying! It's... uh... it's looking at things another way. Someday, you and Glinda will make up and we'll all... ELPHABA: Shh! Listen... Do you hear that? [SOUND CUE #____: WOMANS SHRIEK] ELPHABA: It sounds like somebody in pain. FIYERO: It's just the wind. [SOUND CUE #____: WOMANS SHRIEK] ELPHABA: Nessa! My sister's in danger! FIYERO: What? How do you know? ELPHABA: I don't know, I just do... (Gasps.) FIYERO: Elphaba what's wrong, what is it? ELPHABA: This! Don't you see it? [As they speak, the MONKEYS pantomime a twister with a small house carried aloft] FIYERO: What do you mean? What do you see? ELPHABA: It doesn't make any sense... It's a house but it's... it's flying through the sky? I have to go to Nessa! FIYERO: I'll come with you! ELPHABA: No, you mustn't, it's too dangerous! FIYERO: Listen to me, listen! My family has a castle in Kiamo Ko. Now, no one is ever there except for the sentries who watch over it. We've never lived there. ELPHABA: Where do you live? FIYERO: In the other castle... It's the perfect hiding place; tunnels, secret passageways. You'll be safe there. ELPHABA: We will see each other again, won't we? FIYERO: Elphaba, we are going to be together always. You can see houses flying through the sky, can't you see that? [SOUND CUE #____: TWISTER] [They embrace and exit separately. As they leave, the MONKEYS continue to pantomime the twister with the small house carried aloft until it crashes to the ground] [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT]

CURTAIN - END ACT 1

ACT TWO [SCENE 1] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics up] NARRATOR 1: Fiyero had rescued Elphaba from the Wizards guards, and run off into the wilderness with her, breaking Galindas, er Glindas heart in the process. After finally learning of his love for her, Elphaba thought they might finally be free to lie and love together. NARRATOR 2: But suddenly, Elphaba heard her sister screaming in pain and when she looked up, she saw a house flying through the sky. Knowing there would be trouble, she left Fiyero in the woods promising to find him later, and set out in search of her sister. Meanwhile, a young girl from Kansas was about to find herself in the middle of the whole mess! [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR mics off] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP: Munchkinland preset] [The farm house is now a 2D flat with feet and slippers protruding from beneath. From inside we hear DOROTHYS voice] DOROTHY: Toto -- I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. [DOROTHY steps out through the door, with TOTO in her basket. Looks around and speak] DOROTHY: We must be over the rainbow! (sings) Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high, There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. [DOROTHY gets lost in her song, the MUNCHKINS and GLINDA encircle the stage, listening] Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me. Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then -- oh, why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly Beyond the rainbow Why, oh, why can't I? [DOROTHY looks around, confused by it all. She sees GLINDA. then reacts] DOROTHY: Now I -- I know we're not in Kansas. GLINDA: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

DOROTHY: Who, me? Why, I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas. GLINDA: Oh! Well.... (looks at TOTO)...is that the Witch? DOROTHY: Who, Toto? Toto's my dog. GLINDA: Well, I'm a little muddled. The Munchkins called me because a new witch has just dropped a house on the Wicked Witch of the East. And there's the house, and here you are, and that (gestures at the feet under the farmhouse) is all that's left of the Wicked Witch of the East. And so what the Munchkins want to know is - are you a good witch, or a bad witch? DOROTHY: Oh, but I've already told you, I'm not a witch at all -- witches are old and ugly. MUNCHKINS: (ad lib) giggle, hee-hee, etc DOROTHY: What was that? GLINDA: The Munchkins. They're laughing because I am a witch. I'm Glinda, the Witch of the North. DOROTHY: You are! Oh, I beg your pardon! But I've never heard of a beautiful witch before. GLINDA: Only Wicked witches are ugly. The Munchkins are happy because you have freed them from the Wicked Witch of the East. DOROTHY: Oh. But, -- what are Munchkins? GLINDA: The little people who live in this land -- it's Munchkinland, and you are their national hero, my dear. (calling out to the hidden MUNCHKINS) It's all right -- you may all come out and thank her. It's all right now - you may all come out. GLINDA (sings) Come out, come out, wherever you are And meet the young lady who fell from a star. She fell from the sky, she fell very far. And Kansas she says is the name of the star.

MUNCHKINS (sing) Kansas she says is the name of the star. GLINDA (sings) She brings you good news. Or haven't you heard? When she fell out of Kansas, a miracle occurred. Let the joyous news be spread The Wicked Old Witch at last is dead!

MUNCHKINS (sing) Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead. Wake up, you sleepy head. Rub your eyes Get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead! She's gone where the Goblins go Below...Below...Below Yo -- ho, let's open up and sing And ring the bells out. Ding Dong! The merry-oh! Sing it high Sing it low Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead! [THREE TOTS move onstage, dance and sing] THREE TOTS (sing) We represent the Lullaby League, the Lullaby League, The Lullaby League And in the name of the Lullaby League We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland. [THREE TOUGH KIDS move onstage, dance and sing] THREE TOUGH KIDS (sing) We represent the Lollypop Guild, the Lollypop Guild, The Lollypop Guild And in the name of the Lollypop Guild [THREE TOUGH KIDS hand Lollypop to DOROTHY, then move back to other MUNCHKINS] THREE TOUGH KIDS (sing) We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland. MUNCHKINS (sing) We welcome you to Munchkinland Tra la la la la la Tra la la tra la la Tra la la la la la la [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] [EFFECT CUE #____: FOG MACHINE: Stage Left] [SOUND CUE #____: EXPLOSION SOUND] [The WICKED WITCH of the West (ELPHABA) appears. As she moves to farm house, MUNCHKINS scream and cower. She looks at Witch of the East's feet protruding from under the farm house.] DOROTHY: (holds TOTO, frightened, whispers to GLINDA) I thought you said she was dead. GLINDA: That was her sister -- the Wicked Witch of the East. This is the Wicked Witch of the West. And she's worse than the other one ever was. [The WITCH turns away from the farm house -- and roars at GLINDA and DOROTHY] ELPHABA: Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you? Answer me!

GLINDA: Leave her alone! ELPHABA: You stay out of this! I'm here for vengeance! So it was you, was it? You killed her didn't you? DOROTHY: No -- No! It was an accident! I didn't mean to kill anybody! Really I didn't! [GLINDA nods at the MUNCHKINS, who run and steal the slippers off the WWOTEs feet] ELPHABA: Didn't mean it, eh? Accident, eh? Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents, too -- and this is how I do it! GLINDA: Aren't you forgetting the ruby slippers? ELPHABA: The slippers -- yes.....the slippers! [She turns to pull the slippers off her sisters feet. But the MUNCHKINS are already putting them on DOROTHYs feet] ELPHABA: They're gone! The ruby slippers! What have you done with them? Give them back to me, or I'll --GLINDA: It's too late! There they are, (she points to DOROTHYS feet) and there they'll stay! DOROTHY: (reacts as she looks down gasps - then looks up at GLINDA) Oh! ELPHABA: Give me back my slippers! I'm the only one that knows how to use them. They're of no use to you! Give them back to me! Give them back! GLINDA: Keep tight inside of them -- their magic must be very powerful, or she wouldn't want them so badly! ELPHABA: You stay out of this, Ga-linda, or I'll fix you as well! GLINDA: (laughs) Oh, rubbish! You have no power here. Be gone, before somebody drops a house on you, too. ELPHABA: Very well -- I'll bide my time -- and as for you, my fine lady, it's true, I can't attend to you here and now as I'd like, but just try to stay out of my way just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! (laughs) [The WICKED WITCH backs away from DOROTHY and GLINDA. She laughs menacingly -- the MUNCHKINS hug the ground with fear] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] [EFFECT CUE #____: FOG MACHINE: Stage Left] [SOUND CUE #____: EXPLOSION SOUND] [The WICKED WITCH disappears in a cloud of fog] GLINDA: It's all right. You can get up -- she's gone.

[The MUNCHKINS rise, start to move toward GLINDA and DOROTHY.] GLINDA: It's all right. You can all get up. Pooh! -- what a smell of sulphur! I'm afraid you've made rather a bad enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West. The sooner you get out of Oz altogether, the safer you'll sleep, my dear. DOROTHY: Oh, I'd give anything to get out of Oz altogether -- but which is the way back to Kansas? (looks at farmhouse) I can't go the way I came. GLINDA: No -- that's true. The only person who might know would be the great and wonderful Wizard of Oz himself! DOROTHY: The Wizard of Oz? Is he good or is he wicked? GLINDA: Oh, very good, but very mysterious. He lives in the Emerald City, and that's a long journey from here. Did you bring your broomstick with you? DOROTHY: No, I'm afraid I didn't. GLINDA: Well, then, you'll have to walk. The Munchkins will see you safely to the border of Munchkinland. And remember, never let those ruby slippers off your feet for a moment, or you will be at the mercy of the Wicked Witch of the West. DOROTHY: But, how do I start for Emerald City? GLINDA: It's always best to start at the beginning -- and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road. DOROTHY: But -- what happens if I --GLINDA: Just follow the Yellow Brick Road. DOROTHY: Follow the Yellow Brick Road? Follow the Yellow Brick Road? 1ST MUNCHKIN: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. 2ND MUNCHKIN: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. 3RD MUNCHKIN: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. 4TH MUNCHKIN: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. ALL MUNCHKINS (sing) Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow, follow, follow, follow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road. (DOROTHY and the MUNCHKINS dance down the road as they sing) Follow the Yellow Brick Follow the Yellow Brick Follow the Yellow Brick Road. You're off to see the Wizard

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz If ever a Wiz there was. If ever oh ever a Wiz there was The Wizard of Oz Is one because Because, because, because, because, because... Because of the wonderful things he does.... You're off to see the Wizard The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! [DOROTHY dances around behind the stage as the song ends. The Munchkins scatter as GLINDA watches them leave] [SCENE 2] GLINDA: That's right, you just take that one road, the whole time. (Waves offstage.) Oh, I hope they don't get lost. I'm so bad at giving directions. (She sees the house, picks up flowers and lays them in front of the house.) Oh, Nessa. [ELPHABA re-appears.] ELPHABA: What a touching display of grief. GLINDA: I don't think we have anything further to say to one another. ELPHABA: I wanted something to remember her by, and all that is left were those shoes, and now that wretched little farm girl has walked off with them. So I'd appreciate some time, alone, to say goodbye to my sister. [GLINDA backs away as ELPHABA walks toward the house.] ELPHABA: Nessa, please, please, please forgive me... GLINDA: Elphie... you mustn't blame yourself. It's dreadful, it is, to have a house fall on you, but accidents will happen. ELPHABA: You call this an accident? GLINDA: Yes! Well, maybe not an accident... ELPHABA: Well, what do you call it? GLINDA: Well... a regime change. Caused by a bizarre and unexpected twister of fate. ELPHABA: You think cyclones just appear out of the blue? GLINDA: I don't know, I never really... ELPHABA: No, of course you never! You're too busy telling everyone how wonderful everything is! GLINDA: I'm a public figure, now. People expect me to...

ELPHABA: Lie? GLINDA: Be encouraging! And what exactly have you been doing besides riding around on that filthy, old thing? ELPHABA: Well, we can't all come and go by bubble. Who's invention was that, the Wizard's? Of course, even if it wasn't I'm sure he'd still take credit for it. GLINDA: Yes, well, a lot of us are taking things that don't belong to us, aren't we? ELPHABA: Now wait just a clock tick! I know it may be difficult for that blissful, blonde brain of yours to comprehend that someone like Fiyero could actually choose someone like me! But it's happened... it's real. And you can wave that ridiculous wand all you want, you can't change it! He never belonged to you, he doesn't love you, and he never did! He loves me! [GLINDA Slaps Her.] [SOUND CUE #____: SLAP] ELPHABA: (Cackles) Feel better now? GLINDA: Yes, I do. [She slaps GLINDA.] [SOUND CUE #____: SLAP] ELPHABA: Good, so do I. [They both pull back into a fighting stance. GLINDA then twirls her wand skillfully and ELPHABA arms herself with her broom. They circle, charge and clash weapons twice. On the third pass, they drop their "weapons" and beat each other senselessly.] GUARD: Halt! In the name of the Wizard! [The GUARDS run in. They grab ELPHABA.] ELPHABA: Stop! Let me go! Let me go, I almost had her! GUARD: Sorry it took us so long to get here, Miss. ELPHABA: I can't believe you would sink this low! To use my sister's death as a trap to capture me?! GLINDA: I never meant for this to happen! Elphie! [FIYERO enters carrying a rifle.] FIYERO: Let the green girl go! GLINDA: Fiyero, how in Oz? FIYERO: I said let her go! (He aims at GLINDA) Or explain to all Oz how the Wizard's guards watched while Glinda the Good was slain.

GLINDA: Fiyero... FIYERO: I said, let her go. [The GUARDS release her.] FIYERO: Elphaba, go, now. ELPHABA: No, not without you. GLINDA: Fiyero, please. FIYERO: Hush! Now! Go! [ELPHABA hesitates.] GLINDA: Do it! [ELPHABA runs off.] GUARD: Seize him! GLINDA: Wait, what?! What are you doing? Stop it! In the name of goodness, stop! Don't you see? He wasn't going to harm me, he just... he just... he loves her. FIYERO: Glinda, I'm so sorry! GUARD: Take him up to that field there! Put him up on one of those poles until he tells us where the witch went. [They drag FIYERO offstage.] GLINDA: No, don't hurt him! Please, don't hurt him! Fiyero!!!! ELPHABA: Fiyero!!!! (sings) ELEKA NAHMEN NAHMEN ATUM ATUM ELEKA NAHMEN ELEKA NAHMEN NAHMEN ATUM ATUM ELEKA NAHMEN LET HIS FLESH NOT BE TORN LET HIS BLOOD LEAVE NO STAIN, WILL THEY BEAT HIM, LET HIM FEEL NO PAIN... LET HIS BONES NEVER BREAK AND HOWEVER THEY TRY TO DESTROY HIM, LET HIM NEVER DIE, LET HIM NEVER DIE! ELEKA NAHMEN NAHMEN ATUM ATUM ELEKA NAHMEN ELEKA NAHMEN NAHMEN ATUM ATUM ELEKA... ELEKA AH! WHAT GOOD IS THIS CHANTING? I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M READING I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TRICK I OUGHT TO TRY! FIYERO WHERE ARE YOU?! ALREADY DEAD OR BLEEDING? ONE MORE DISASTER I CAN ADD TO MY GENEROUS SUPPLY! NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED NO ACT OF CHARITY GOES UNRESENTED NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED

THAT'S MY NEW CREED MY ROAD OF GOOD INTENTIONS LED WHERE SUCH ROADS ALWAYS LEAD NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED! NESSA... DOCTOR DILLAMOND... FIYERO... FIYERO!!! ONE QUESTION HAUNTS AND HURTS TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH TO MENTION WAS I REALLY SEEKING GOOD OR JUST SEEKING ATTENTION? IS THAT ALL GOOD DEEDS ARE WHEN LOOKED AT WITH AN ICE COLD EYE? IF THAT'S ALL GOOD DEEDS ARE MAYBE THAT'S THE REASON WHY NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED ALL HELPFUL URGES SHOULD BE CIRCUMVENTED NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED SURE, I MEANT WELL, WELL LOOK AT WHAT WELL MEANT DID! ALRIGHT, ENOUGH, SO BE IT! SO BE IT THEN... LET ALL OF OZ BE AGREED I'M WICKED THROUGH AND THROUGH SINCE I COULD NOT SUCCEED FIYERO SAVING YOU I PROMISE NO GOOD DEED WILL I ATTEMPT TO DO AGAIN EVER AGAIN! NO GOOD DEAD, WILL I DO AGAIN!!!!!!!! [LIGHT CUE #____: FLIGHT PRESET] [EFFECT CUE #____: FOG MACHINE: up center ] [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [SCENE 3] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1S mic on] NARRATOR 1: So Dorothy was off to the Emerald City to meet the awesome, amazing, astounding Wizard of Oz with Elphaba hot on her heels in pursuit of the ruby slippers. It was a long walk, and there were many sights to see along the way. One of those happened to be a scarecrow alone in a vast cornfield. Hey, he looks awfully familiar [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1S mic off] DOROTHY: Follow the Yellow Brick Road? Follow the Yellow....? (Puzzled, she looks about.) Now which way do we go? [The SCARECROW on pole in the cornfield at right] SCARECROW: (points to right) That way is a very nice way.

DOROTHY: (whirls about) Who said that? [SOUND CUE #____: DOG BARK ] DOROTHY: Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk. SCARECROW: (points to left with his other arm) It's pleasant down that way, too. DOROTHY: (to TOTO) That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way? SCARECROW: Of course, people do.... (crosses his arms and points in both directions)...go both ways! DOROTHY: You did say something, didn't you? [The SCARECROW shakes his head, then nods] DOROTHY: Are you doing that on purpose, or can't you make up your mind? SCARECROW: That's the trouble. I can't make up my mind. I haven't got a brain -- only straw. DOROTHY: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain? SCARECROW: I don't know. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they? DOROTHY: I guess they do. SCARECROW: Well. How do you do? DOROTHY: Very well, thank you. How do you do? SCARECROW: Oh, I'm not feeling at all well. You see, it's very tedious being stuck up here all day long with a pole up your back. DOROTHY: Oh, dear -- that must be terribly uncomfortable. Can't you get down? SCARECROW: Down? No, you see, I'm -- Well, -- I'm (gestures to pole behind him) DOROTHY: Oh, well, here -- let me help you. SCARECROW: Oh, that's very kind of you -- very kind. If you'll just bend the nail down in the back, maybe I'll slip off and... DOROTHY: Oh.... [DOROTHY turns the nail and the SCARECROW falls to the ground] DOROTHY: Yes. SCARECROW: Ohhhh DOROTHY: Ohh! SCARECROW: Whhhooops! (Straw flies out of him as he tumbles on the floor) Ha-ha -- there goes some

of me again! DOROTHY: Oh -- does it hurt you? SCARECROW: Oh, no -- I just keep picking it up and putting it back in again. DOROTHY: Ohhh SCARECROW: My, it's good to be free! [DOROTHY screams as the SCARECROW whirls about and falls to the ground again] DOROTHY: Oh! Oh! Ohhh! SCARECROW: Did I scare you? DOROTHY: No, No -- I -- I just thought you hurt yourself. SCARECROW: But I didn't scare you? DOROTHY: No -- of course not. SCARECROW: I didn't think so. (to DOROTHY) Boo! (no reaction) Oh, as a scarecrow, I'm a failure, because I haven't got a brain. DOROTHY: Well, what would you do with a brain if you had one? [SCARECROW stumbles to his feet. DOROTHY rises, moves to him -- holds him up as he starts to fall] SCARECROW: Do? Why, if I had a brain, I could -(sings) I could while away the hours, Conferrin' with the flowers, Consultin' with the rain. And my head I'd be scratchin' While my thoughts were busy hatchin' If I only had a brain. I'd unravel every riddle For any individ'le In trouble or in pain. [DOROTHY holds the SCARECROW as she sings] DOROTHY: (sings) With the thoughts you'll be thinkin' You could be another Lincoln If you only had a brain. [DOROTHY continues holding the SCARECROW as he sings -- he jumps, whirls about, losing straw here and there, as he continues to sing] SCARECROW (sings) Oh, I could tell you why

The ocean's near the shore I could think of things I never thunk before, And then I'd sit -- and think some more. I would not be just a nuffin' My head all full of stuffin' My heart all full of pain. I would dance and be merry... Life would be a ding-a-derry If I only had a brain! Gosh, it would be awful pleasin' To reason out the reason For things I can't explain. Then perhaps I'll deserve you, And be even worthy erv you If I only had a brain. [SCARECROW ends up in a heap on the road. DOROTHY rushes to him -- she picks up some of his straw -- kneels by him and speaks as she helps him put back some of the straw] DOROTHY: Wonderful! Why, if our Scarecrow back in Kansas could do that, the crows'd be scared to pieces! SCARECROW: They would? DOROTHY: Mm-hmm. SCARECROW: Where's Kansas? DOROTHY: That's where I live. And I want to get back there so badly I'm going all the way to Emerald City to get the Wizard of Oz to help me. SCARECROW: You're going to see a Wizard? DOROTHY: Mm-hmm. SCARECROW: Do you think if I went with you, this Wizard would give me some brains? DOROTHY: I couldn't say. But even if he didn't, you'd be no worse off than you are now. SCARECROW: Yes -- that's true. DOROTHY: But maybe you'd better not. I've got a witch mad at me, and you might get into trouble. SCARECROW: Witch? Hmmph! I'm not afraid of a witch! Ive met plenty of them. I'm not afraid of anything --- except a lighted match. DOROTHY: I don't blame you for that. SCARECROW: But I'd face a whole box full of them for the chance of getting some brains. Won't you take me with you? DOROTHY: Why, of course I will!

[DOROTHY and the SCARECROW rise from the road -- the SCARECROW jumps up -- yells -- DOROTHY holds him up] SCARECROW: Hooray! We're off to see a Wizard! DOROTHY: Oh -- well -- you're not starting out very well. SCARECROW: Oh, I'll try! Really, I will. DOROTHY: To Oz? SCARECROW: To Oz! BOTH (sing) We're off to see the Wizard The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! (DOROTHY and SCARECROW head off down the road, and around behind the stage) [SCENE 4] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 2S mic on] NARRATOR 2: So, together with their new friend, Dorothy and Toto continued down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to meet the magnanimous, munificent, miraculous Wizard of Oz. It was still a very long walk, and there were still many more sights to see along the way. They came upon one of those just outside an abandoned apple orchard [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 2S mic off] [DOROTHY and SCARECROW come skipping around the stage on the YBR] DOROTHY: Why, look! It's a man! A man made out of tin! SCARECROW: What? DOROTHY: Yes. Oh -- look [SCARECROW and DOROTHY examine the TIN MAN -- he tries to speak] TIN MAN: Oil can.....Oil can.... DOROTHY: Did you say something? TIN MAN: Oil can.... SCARECROW: Oil can what? DOROTHY: Oil can? Oh -- oh, here it is! (picks up oil can) Where do you want to be oiled first? TIN MAN: My mouth -- my mouth!

SCARECROW: He said his mouth. DOROTHY: Here -- here (she oils him about the mouth) SCARECROW: The other side.... DOROTHY: Yes --- there. [The TIN MAN tries to move mouth -- squeaks out a few sounds TIN MAN: Mm.....mm...mm...m...m...my, my, my, my goodness -- I can talk again! Oh -- oil my arms, please oil my elbows. [DOROTHY starts to pull the axe arm of the TIN MAN down -- SCARECROW oils him] [SOUND CUE #____: SQUEAK ] DOROTHY: Oh... [DOROTHY lowers the right arm of the TIN MAN so that it hangs naturally] TIN MAN: Oh DOROTHY: Oh, did that hurt? TIN MAN: No -- it feels wonderful. I've held that axe up for ages. Oh --DOROTHY: Oh, goodness! How did you ever get like this? [As SCARECROW busies himself with the oil can -- the TIN MAN begins his story] TIN MAN: Oh -- well, I was chopping that tree -- minding my own business -- when suddenly it started to rain, and right in the middle of a chop, I...I rusted solid. And I've been that way ever since. DOROTHY: Well, you're perfect now. TIN MAN: My...my neck. My...my neck. Perfect? Oh -- bang on my chest if you think I'm perfect. Go ahead -- bang on it! [She does.] [SOUND CUE #____: BANG and ECHO] DOROTHY: Oh --! SCARECROW: Beautiful! What an echo! TIN MAN: It's empty. A witch took away my heart. DOROTHY AND SCARECROW: No heart? TIN MAN: No heart. DOROTHY: Oh

TIN MAN: All hollow. Oh -[TIN MAN falls back as SCARECROW and DOROTHY enter to help him -- he holds them off -- begins to sing] TIN MAN (sings) When a man's an empty kettle, He should be on his mettle. And yet I'm torn apart. Just because I'm presumin' That I could be kind-a human, If I only had a heart. I'd be tender -- I'd be gentle And awful sentimental Regarding Love and Art I'd be friends with sparrows... And the boy who shoots the arrows If I only had a heart. Picture me....a balcony....Above a voice sings low. DOROTHY (in Snow Whites voice) Wherefore art thou, Romeo? TIN MAN (sings) I hear a beat....how sweet! Just to register emotion Jealousy -- Devotion -And really feel the part, I could stay young and chipper, And I'd lock it with a zipper, If I only had a heart...! [TIN MAN swings his axe, SCARECROW tries to get out of the way and falls over -- DOROTHY grabs the TIN MANs hand --] DOROTHY: Oh, are you all right? TIN MAN: I'm afraid I'm a little rusty yet. DOROTHY: Oh, dear -- That was wonderful! You know -- we were just wondering why you couldn't come to Emerald City with us to ask the Wizard of Oz for a heart. TIN MAN: Emerald City? Why, that's a long and dangerous journey. And it might rain on the way. SCARECROW: But you've just been saying how much you want a heart. DOROTHY: And I'll keep the oil-can handy. TIN MAN: Well, suppose the Wizard wouldn't get me one when we got there?

DOROTHY: Oh, but he will! He must! We've come such a long way already. [LIGHT CUE #____: BACK LIGHT SPECIAL on] TIN MAN: Ohh -- what's that? Oh ELPHABA (offstage) You call that long? [The WITCH and MONKEYS appear as shadows on backdrop] ELPHABA: Why, you've just begun! Forgotten about me, eh? Well, I haven't forgotten about you! Helping the little lady along, are you, my fine gentlemen? Well, stay away from her! (points at the SCARECROW) Or I'll stuff a mattress with you! And you! [TIN MAN points to the trembling SCARECROW -- then points to himself] ELPHABA: I'll use you for a bee-hive! (laughs) And as for you, my little Dorothy, I wish you luck with the Wizard of Oz. And a happy journey back to Kansas! [The WITCH turns and walks away] [LIGHT CUE #____: BACK LIGHT SPECIAL off] SCARECROW: I'm not afraid of her. I'll see you get safely to the Wizard now, whether I get a brain or not! Stuff a mattress with me! Hah! TIN MAN: I'll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart of not. Bee-hive -- bah! Let her try and make a bee-hive out of me! DOROTHY: Its just that the Witch is so wicked. I don't think you two ought to come with me because you'll get into trouble. SCARECROW: Oh, you don't think we're going to let you face her alone, do you? TIN MAN: No, sir! SCARECROW: No, sir! DOROTHY: Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had! SCARECROW: To Oz? TIN MAN: To Oz! [The THREE lock arms as they dance down the brick road and around behind the stage] THE THREE (sing) We're off to see the Wizard The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

[SCENE 5] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1S mic on] NARRATOR: So, together with their new friend, Dorothy, Toto and the Scarecrow continued down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to meet the wondermous, splendiferous, magicalicious Wizard of Oz. It was still a very, very long walk, and there were still many, many more sights to see along the way. But first they had to travel through a deep, dark, and creepy forest. [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 1S mic off] [SOUND CUE #____: FOREST SOUNDS] [DOROTHY, SCARECROW and TIN MAN creep nervously down the YBR] DOROTHY: I don't like this forest! It's -- it's deep, dark and creepy! SCARECROW: Of course, I don't know, but I think it'll get darker before it gets lighter. DOROTHY: Do -- do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals? TIN MAN: We might. DOROTHY: Oh SCARECROW: Animals that -- that eat straw? TIN MAN: Some -- but mostly lions, and tigers, and bears. DOROTHY: Lions? SCARECROW: And tigers? TIN MAN: And bears. DOROTHY: Oh, my! ALL THREE: Lions and tigers and bears! DOROTHY: Oh, my! [LION sneaks up behind them and follows] ALL THREE: Lions and tigers and bears! DOROTHY: Oh, my! ALL THREE: Lions and tigers and bears! DOROTHY: Oh, my! ALL THREE: Lions and tigers and bears! [LION leaps onto the road in front of them]

DOROTHY: Oh, my! What sort of an animal is that? TIN MAN: It-it-it-it - it's a huge one! SCARECROW: D-d-d-don't be fr-fr-frightened. I - I'll -I'll protect you. LION: Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of you first? I'll fight you both together if you want! I'll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I'll fight you standing on one foot. I'll fight you with my eyes closed. (to TIN MAN) Oh --pulling an axe on me, eh? (to SCARECROW) Sneaking up on me, eh? (snarls) TIN MAN: Here -- here. Go 'way and let us alone! LION: Oh, scared, huh? Afraid, huh? How long can you stay fresh in that can? (laughs) Come on -- get up and fight, you shivering junk yard! (turns to SCARECROW) Put your hands up, you lop-sided bag of hay! SCARECROW: Now that's getting personal, Lion. TIN MAN: Yes -- get up and teach him a lesson. SCARECROW: Well -- what's -- wrong with you teaching him? TIN MAN: Well -- well --, I hardly know him. [SOUND CUE #____: DOG BARK] LION: (to TOTO) Well, I'll get you, anyway, Pee-Wee. (starts for Toto) DOROTHY: (slaps his hand) Shame on you! LION: (backs away crying) What -- what did you do that for? I didn't bite him. DOROTHY: No, but you tried to. It's bad enough picking on a straw man, but when you go around picking on poor little dogs LION: Well, you didn't have to go and hit me, did you? Is my nose bleeding? DOROTHY: Well, of course not. My goodness, what a fuss you're making. Well, naturally, when you go around picking on things weaker than you are -- Why, you're nothing but a great big coward! LION: You're right -- I am a coward. I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself. Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven't slept in weeks. TIN MAN: Why don't you try counting sheep? LION: That doesn't do any good -- I'm afraid of 'em. SCARECROW: Oh, that's too bad. Don't you think the Wizard could help him, too? DOROTHY: I don't see why not. Why don't you come along with us? We're on our way to see the Wizard now. (points at Tin Man) To get him a heart. TIN MAN: (points at Scarecrow) And him a brain.

DOROTHY: I'm sure he could give you some courage. LION: Wouldn't you be ashamed to be seen in the company of a cowardly lion? I would. DOROTHY: No, of course not. LION: Gee, that's -- that's awfully nice of you. My life has been simply unbearable. DOROTHY: Oh? LION (sings) Yeh, it's sad, believe me, Missy When you're born to be a sissy, Without the vim and verve. But I could show my prowess -Be a lion not a mou-ess -If I only had the nerve I'm afraid there's no denyin' I'm just a dande-lion -A fate I don't deserve. I'd be brave as a blizzard -TIN MAN (sings) I'd be gentle as a lizard -SCARECROW (sings) I'd be clever as a gizzard -DOROTHY (sings) If the Wizard is a Wizard who will serve. SCARECROW (sings) Then I'm sure to get a brain -TIN MAN (sings) A heart -DOROTHY (sings) A home -LION (sings) The nerve. [ALL FOUR sing as they dance forward along YBR] ALL (sing) Oh, we're off to see the Wizard The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a whiz of a Wiz If ever a Wiz there was.... If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was The Wizard of Oz is one because Because, because, because, because, because

Because of the wonderful things he does! We're off to see the Wizard The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! [The FOUR dance around behind the stage. The WITCH enters from the other side, with her FLYING MONKEYS following closely] ELPHABA: A-hah! (laughs) So! You won't take warning, eh? All the worse for you, then. I'll take care of you now instead of later! Hah! When I have those ruby slippers, my power will be the greatest in Oz! Come my beauties, theres wickedness to be done (laughs) [WITCH and MONKEYS exit] [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [SCENE 6] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP: EMERALD CITY PRESET] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 2S mic on] NARRATOR: The brave band of travelers continued on for many miles, narrowly avoiding the Wicked Witchs grasp at every turn, until finally the shining towers of the Emerald City were in sight. [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATOR 2S mic off] [The FOUR emerge from behind the stage, and see the Emerald City] DOROTHY: Look -- Emerald City is closer and prettier than ever! VOICES (sing) You're out of the woods You're out of the dark You're out of the night Step into the sun Step into the light Keep straight ahead for.... The most glorious place -Of the earth or the sky Hold onto your breath Hold onto your heart Hold onto your hope -March up to the gate And bid it open --- open --- open. [ALL FOUR approach gate DOROTHY pushes doorbell] [SOUND CUE #____: DOORBELL] [Doorman pops head thru little window in door] DOORMAN: Who rang that bell?

ALL FOUR: We did. DOORMAN: Can't you read? SCARECROW: Read what? DOORMAN: The notice! ALL FOUR: What notice? DOORMAN: It's on the door -- as plain as the nose on my face! It (looks at empty door) Oh -[Doorman disappears -- re-enters --hangs sign on door -- then exits -- closing window] ALL FOUR: (reading sign) [DOROTHY knocks on door] [SOUND CUE #____: THREE KNOCKS] DOORMAN: Well, that's more like it. Now, state your business! ALL FOUR: We want to see the Wizard. DOORMAN: Ooooh! The Wizard? But nobody can see the Great Oz! Nobody's ever seen the Great Oz! Even I've never seen him! DOROTHY: Oh, please! Please sir. I've got to see the Wizard! The Good Witch of the North sent me! DOORMAN: Prove it. SCARECROW: She's wearing the ruby slippers she gave her. DOORMAN: So she is! Well, bust my buttons! Why didn't you say that in the first place? That's a horse of a different color! Come on in! [The Gate opens, and the FOUR enter. They are surrounded by OZIANS ooh and aah at their presence]) DOORMAN (sings) Ha -- ha -- ha -Ho -- ho -- ho -And a couple of tra -- la -- las. That's how we laugh the day away In the Merry Old Land of Oz. [The FOUR walk thru street of Oz -- OZIANS gather around -- wave] OZIAN #1 (sings) Buzz -- buzz -- buzz -Chirp -- Chirp -- Chirp -And a couple of la di - das -That's how the crickets crick all day In the Merry Old Land of Oz! "Bell out of order. Please knock."

OZIAN #2 (sings) We get up at twelve.... And start to work at one Take an hour for lunch.... OZIAN #3 (sings) ..And then at two we're done Jolly good fun! ALL OZIANS (sing) Ha -- ha -- ha -Ho -- ho -- ho -And a couple of tra -- la -- las. That's how we laugh the day away In the Merry Old Land of Oz! ALL (sing) Ha -- ha -- ha -Ho -- ho -- ho -Ha -- ha -- ha -- ha -That's how we laugh the day away With a ho -- ho -- ho Ha -- ha -- ha In the Merry Old Land of .. [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACK OUT] [SOUND CUE #____: THUNDER SOUND] [EFFECT CUE #____: BLACK LIGHT on] [ELPHABAs maniacal laughter is heard] LION: Who's her? Who's her? DOROTHY: It's the Witch! She's followed us here! TIN MAN: Can't that woman take no for an answer? [MONKEYS enter carrying LETTER SIGNS. In the dark, the LETTERS light up] DOROTHY: Oh ALL FOUR: S-u-r-r-e-n-d-e-r- Dorothy or die! W. W. W. [EFFECT CUE #____: BLACK LIGHT off] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP] [The OZIANS look around hem, confused] OZIAN #1: Dorothy? Who's Dorothy?

OZIAN #2: The Wizard will explain it! OZIAN #3: To the Wizard! OZIAN #4: To the Wizard! DOROTHY: Dear, whatever shall we do? SCARECROW: Well, we'd better hurry if we're going to see the Wizard! GUARD: Here -- here -- here -- wait a minute! Wait a minute! Stop - stop - stop! It's all right! Everything is all right! The Great and Powerful Oz has matters well in hand - I hope -- So you can all go home. There's nothing to worry about. Go on home! DOROTHY: If you please, sir. We want to see the Wizard right away -- all four of us. GUARD: Orders are -- nobody can see the Great Oz! Not nobody -- not no how! DOROTHY: Oh, but we must! GUARD: Orders are - not nobody! Not no how! DOROTHY: Oh, but -- but please. It's very important. GUARD: Not nobody! Not no how! Now, pardon me. We've gotta change the guards. [He turns his back, takes off his fake moustache, then turns back around again] GUARD: (in a different voice) Now - what do you want? ALL FOUR: We want to see the Wizard. GUARD: Not nobody! Not no how! TIN MAN: That's what the other man said. SCARECROW: But she's Dorothy! GUARD: The Witch's Dorothy? Well -- that makes a difference. Just wait here -- I'll announce you at once. [GUARD exits] SCARECROW: Did you hear that? He'll announce us at once! I've as good as got my brain! TIN MAN: I can already hear my heart beating! DOROTHY: I'll be home in time for supper! LION: In another hour, I'll be King of the Forest. Long Live the King! [GUARD enters])

GUARD: Go on home! The Wizard says go away! ALL FOUR: Go away? DOROTHY: (sadly) Oh SCARECROW: (sadly) Looks like we came a long way for nothing. DOROTHY: (beginning to cry) Oh -- and I was so happy! I thought I was on my way home! TIN MAN: (starting to sob) Don't cry, Dorothy! We're going to get you to the Wizard. SCARECROW: (brightening) We certainly are! (confused) How? How are we? LION: Would...would it do any good if I roared? SCARECROW: Who at? LION: (sadly) I don't know GUARD: (sobbing) Oh, oh -- please don't cry any more. I'll get you into the Wizard somehow. Come on. LION: Wait a minute, fellahs. I was just thinkin'. I really don't want to see the Wizard this much. I better wait for you outside. SCARECROW: What's the matter? TIN MAN: Oh, he's just ascared again. DOROTHY: Don't you know the Wizard's going to give you some courage? LION: (ashamed) I'd be too scared to ask him for it. ALL: Cmon! [SCENE 7] [They tiptoe their way into the throne room.] [SOUND CUE #____: WIZARD VOICE EFFECT] [EFFECT CUE #____: FOG MACHINE: UP CENTER] [LIGHT CUE #____: WIZARD ROOM PRESET] [A huge VOICE booms out] OZ'S VOICE: I am the Great Wizard of Oz. Come forward! LION: Tell me when it's over! Oh! I want to go home! [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH]

OZ'S VOICE: I am Oz, the Great and Powerful! Who are you? Who are you? [The Four react with fear -- the others shove DOROTHY forward she comes forward] DOROTHY: If -- If you please, I - I am Dorothy, (looks back at the others) the small and meek. We've come to ask you -OZ'S VOICE: Silence! [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] DOROTHY: Ohhh -- Jiminy Crickets! OZ'S VOICE: The Great and Powerful Oz knows why you have come. Step forward...Tin Man! [TIN MAN shakes, - comes wobbling forward] TIN MAN: Ohhhh -- it's me! OZ'S VOICE: You dare to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk! TIN MAN: Ohhhh -- yes...yes, sir -- Y-Yes, your Honor. You see, a while back, we were walking down the Yellow Brick Road, and OZ'S VOICE: Quiet! [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] TIN MAN: Ohhhhhh! [The TIN MAN runs back to the others] OZ'S VOICE: And you, Scarecrow. [The SCARECROW almost collapses -- then moves forward and kneels] OZ'S VOICE: You have the effrontery to ask for a brain? You billowing bale of bovine fodder! SCARECROW: (trembling) Y-Yes -- Yes, Your Honor -- I mean, Your Excellency -- I -- I mean -- Your Wizardry! OZ'S VOICE: Enough! [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] [SCARECROW rises, runs back to others] OZ'S VOICE: Ugh -- And you...Lion! [The LION groans with fear as he comes slowly forward. He tries to speak -- faints and falls to the floor -Dorothy and the others run forward to him] DOROTHY: Oh -- Oh -- Oh!.(turns and speaks as she looks toward the VOICE) You ought to be ashamed

of yourself -- frightening him like that, when he came to you for help! OZ'S VOICE: Silence! Whippersnapper! The beneficent Oz has every intention of granting your requests! LION: (coming to) What's that? What'd he say? [DOROTHY helps the LION to his feet -- the FOUR of them listen as OZ speaks] OZ'S VOICE: But first, you must prove yourselves worthy by performing a very small task. Bring me the broomstick of the Witch of the West. TIN MAN: B-B-B-B-B-But if we do that, we'll have to kill her to get it! OZ'S VOICE: Bring me her broomstick, and I'll grant your requests. [The LION starts to speak] OZ'S VOICE: Now, go!

[They all run from the room, except the LION]. LION: But -- but what if she kills us first? OZ'S VOICE: I...said, -Go! [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS FLASH] [The LION jumps with fright. They all run from the room.] [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [SCENE 8] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE LEFT] [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics on] NARRATOR: And so, our fearless foursome found themselves back on the road again. This time, unbelievably enough, running toward the Wicked Witch. Crazy, huh? But if they were ever to have their hearts desire, they would first have to face their worst nightmare. [As the NARRATOR continues, a single SPOTLIGHT comes up in the darkness. Our HEROES are pantomiming walking in place] So back down the Yellow Brick Road they went, taking a sharp left at the deep, dark and creepy forest, then eventually leaving the path completely. Meanwhile, Evil Elphaba had plans all her own. Hold on folks, this is gonna get spooky [SOUND CUE #____: NARRATORS mics off] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE LEFT] [Witches Castle Room- She is shouting orders at her FLYING MONKEYS]

ELPHABA (laughs) Take your army to the Haunted Forest, and bring me that girl and her dog! Do what you like with the others, but I want her alive and unharmed! They'll give you no trouble, I promise you that. Take special care of those ruby slippers. I want those most of all. Now, go! Bring me that girl and her slippers! Go! Go! Go! [The FLYING MONKEYS scamper off.] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE LEFT] [OUR HEROES still walking in place, as now road signs move past them: They read HAUNTED FOREST, WITCHS CASTLE 1 MILE, I'D TURN BACK IF I WERE YOU!] LION: "I'd turn back if I were you." (growls) [LIGHT CUE #____: BACK LIGHTS: RED] [The FLYING MONKEYS attack-- DOROTHY and group run around, trying to avoid their grasp. They grab DOROTHY and drag her off. The others try to save her, but are stopped by the MONKEYS] TIN MAN: (swinging axe at the monkeys) Go away now! [MONKEYS attack the SCARECROW] SCARECROW: Help! Help! [LION runs to the center of a group of monkeys - he doubles his fists growls] LION: Why, I'll (MONKEY hits him over the head with axe) Foul! Foul! [The MONKEYS tear SCARECROW apart throwing straw everywhere - SCARECROW yells] SCARECROW: Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! [MONKEYS exit] LION: (running to SCARECROW) They sure knocked the stuffings out of you, didn't they? SCARECROW: Don't stand there talking! Help me! We've got to find Dorothy! TIN MAN: Oh, poor Dorothy. Weve got to get her away from that wicked witch!. [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [SCENE 9] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE RIGHT] [Witches Castle Room. WITCH looks at TOTO in basket -- DOROTHY in chair crying] ELPHABA: What a nice little dog! And you, my dear. What an unexpected pleasure! It's so kind of you to visit me in my loneliness. DOROTHY: What are you going to do with my dog? Give him back to me!

ELPHABA: All in good time, my little pretty all in good time. DOROTHY: Oh, please give me back my dog! ELPHABA: Certainly -- certainly -- when you give me those slippers. DOROTHY: But the Good Witch of the North told me not to. ELPHABA: Very well! (to MONKEYS) Throw that basket in the river and drown him! [DOROTHY cries, then steps up on step] DOROTHY: No! No -- no! Here -- you can have your old slippers -- but give me back Toto. ELPHABA: (looks down at slippers) That's a good little girl. I knew you'd see reason. [WITCH reaches towards slippers] [SOUND CUE #____: SPARKING SOUND] [WITCH jumps back and looks at her hands] ELPHABA: (in pain) Ahh! Ah! DOROTHY: I'm sorry. I didn't do it! Can I still have my dog? ELPHABA: No! Fool, that I am! I should have remembered -- those slippers will never come off, as long as you're alive. DOROTHY: What are you gonna do? ELPHABA: What do you thing I'm going to do? But that's not what's worrying me -- it's how to do it. These things must be done delicately...or you hurt the spell. You've been more trouble to me than you're worth, one way or another but it'll soon be over now! [WITCH picks up huge hourglass -- turns it over] ELPHABA: Do you see that? That's how much longer you've got to be alive! And it isn't long, my pretty! It isn't long! I can't wait forever to get those shoes! [WITCH exits.] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE LEFT] [The THREE peering over the edge of the stage] LION: What's that? What's that? SCARECROW: That's the castle of the Wicked Witch! Dorothy's in that awful place! TIN MAN: Oh, I hate to think of her in there. We've got to get her out. (cries) SCARECROW: Don't cry now. We haven't got the oil-can with us and you've been squeaking enough as

it is. I've got a plan how to get in there. LION: Fine. He's got a plan SCARECROW: And you're going to lead us. LION: Yeah. Me? SCARECROW: Yes, you. LION: I -- I -- I -- I -- gotta get her outta there? SCARECROW: That's right. LION: All right, I'll go in there for Dorothy -- Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch guards or no guards -- I'll tear 'em apart. (growls) I may not come out alive, but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you fellows to do. SCARECROW AND TIN MAN: What's that? LION: Talk me out of it. [BLACKOUT] [SCENE 10] [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP] [The Witch storms on, frustrated.] ELPHABA: Oh, for Oz's sake, stop crying!!! I can't listen to it anymore! Oh, you want to see your precious Kansas again?! Then get those shoes off your feet!!! Little brat... takes a dead woman's shoes; must have been raised in a barn! (She Sees GLINDA.) Go away. GLINDA: They're coming for you. ELPHABA: Go away! GLINDA: Let the little girl go, and that poor little dog... Dodo. I know you don't want to hear this, but someone has to say it... You are out of control! I mean, come on! They're just shoes, let it go! Elphaba, you can't go on like this. ELPHABA: I can do anything I want. I am the Wicked Witch of the West! (A MONKEY Brings her a letter.) At last! What took you so long? (She reads it.) What's this? Why are you bothering me with this? (She reads on.) GLINDA: What is it? What's wrong? It's Fiyero, isn't it? Is he... ELPHABA: We've seen his face for the last time. GLINDA: Oh no! ELPHABA: You're right... It's time I surrender. (Carries a bucket.)

GLINDA: Elphie.... Elphie, what is it? ELPHABA: You can't be found here! You must go. (Refers to a corner) GLINDA: No. ELPHABA: You must leave. GLINDA: No! Elphie, I'll tell them everything. ELPHABA: No! They'll only turn against you. GLINDA: I don't care! ELPHABA: I do! Promise me, promise me, you won't try to clear my name... promise. GLINDA: Alright... I promise. But I don't understand. ELPHABA: (sings) I'M LIMITED JUST LOOK AT ME, I'M LIMITED AND JUST LOOK AT YOU, YOU CAN DO ALL I COULDN'T DO, GLINDA

ELPHABA: Here. Go on. Take this. (Hands her the Grimmerie.) GLINDA: Elphie... you know I can't read that... Elphie... ELPHABA: Well then, you'll have to learn (sings) NOW IT'S UP TO YOU FOR BOTH OF US NOW IT'S UP TO YOU ELPHABA: You're the only friend I've ever had. GLINDA: And I've had so many friends... but only one that mattered. (sings) I'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES FOR A REASON BRINGING SOMETHING WE MUST LEARN AND WE ARE LED TO THOSE WHO HELP US MOST TO GROW IF WE LET THEM AND WE HELP THEM IN RETURN WELL, I DON'T KNOW IF I BELIEVE THAT'S TRUE BUT I KNOW I'M WHO I AM TODAY BECAUSE I KNEW YOU LIKE A COMMIT PULLED FROM ORBIT, AS IT PASSES A SUN LIKE A STREAM THAT MEETS A BOULDER HALF WAY THROUGH THE WOOD WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER?

BUT, BECAUSE I KNEW YOU... I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR GOOD... ELPHABA: IT WELL MAY BE, THAT WE WILL NEVER MEET AGAIN IN THIS LIFETIME SO LET ME SAY BEFORE WE PART SO MUCH OF ME IS MADE OF WHAT I LEARNED FROM YOU YOU'LL BE WITH ME LIKE A HANDPRINT ON MY HEART... AND NOW WHATEVER WAY OUR STORIES END I KNOW YOU HAVE RE-WRITTEN MINE BY BEING MY FRIEND... LIKE A SHIP BLOWN FROM IT'S MOORING BY A WIND OFF THE SEA LIKE A SEA DROP BY A SKY BIRD IN A DISTANT WOOD WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? BUT BECAUSE I KNEW YOU BECAUSE I KNEW YOU I HAVE BEEN CHANGED... FOR GOOD... AND JUST TO CLEAR THE AIR I ASK FORGIVNESS FOR THE THINGS I'VE DONE YOU BLAME ME FOR. BUT THEN I GUESS, WE KNOW THERE'S BLAME TO SHARE AND NONE OF IT SEEMS TO MATTER ANYMORE! LIKE A COMET PULLED FROM ORBIT AS IT PASSES A SUN... LIKE A SHIP BLOWN FROM ITS MOORING BY A WIND OFF THE SEA LIKE A STREAM THAT MEETS A BOULDER LIKE A SEED DROPPED BY A BIRD HALFWAY THROUGH THE WOOD IN THE WOOD WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? I DO BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. AND, BECAUSE I KNEW YOU BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

GLINDA: BOTH: ELPHABA:

GLINDA: BOTH: GLINDA: ELPHABA: GLINDA: ELPHABA: GLINDA: ELPHABA: GLINDA: GLINDA: GLINDA: ELPHABA:

BOTH:

BECAUSE I KNEW YOU I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR GOOD...

ELPHABA: You have to hide. No one can know you were here. Hide yourself! [LIGHT CUE #____: BLACKOUT] [SCENE 11] [LIGHT CUE #____: SPOTLIGHT: STAGE RIGHT] (Witchs Castle Room. DOROTHY is fearfully watching the hourglass) DOROTHY: Oh Toto! Im so frightened. Is this the end? Will we ever see Kansas again? (Offstage a noise is heard. Then the SCARECROWs voice) SCARECROW: Wait! We'd better make sure. Dorothy, are you in there? LION: It's us! DOROTHY: Yes, it's me! She's locked me in! Oh, I knew you'd get here in time! LION: Listen, fellows. It's her. We gotta get her out! Open the door! Open the door! Open the door! TIN MAN: Stop pushing! LION: Open the door! Open the door! Open the door! SCARECROW: Stop pushing! LION: Open the door! Open the door! Open the door! TIN MAN AND SCARECROW: (shouting) STOP PUSHING! LION: Oh - I was only trying to help. DOROTHY: Oh, hurry -- please hurry! The hour glass is almost empty! TIN MAN: Stand back! [The THREE burst through and tumble into the room] DOROTHY: Oh my! LION: Did they hurtcha? DOROTHY: Lion -- I knew you'd come! TIN MAN: Dorothy!

DOROTHY: I knew you would! SCARECROW: Hurry -- we've got no time to lose! [They start to leave Suddenly, the WITCH appears with her MONKEYS. They surround them]] DOROTHY: Oh! ELPHABA: Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why, my little party's just beginning! (laughs) [LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS UP ONSTAGE] ELPHABA: Thought you'd be pretty foxy, didn't you? Well, I'm going to start in on you right here - one after the other! And the last to go will see the first three go before her! And your mangy little dog, too! [The WITCH hands her broom to Chistery, who gives her a torch] ELPHABA: How about a little fire, Scarecrow? [She touches the SCARECROW on the arm. He screams in fear] SCARECROW: No -- No -- No -- No! DOROTHY: Ohh! OHH! OHH! SCARECROW: Help! I'm burning! I'm burning! I'm burning! Help! Help! Help! [DOROTHY picks up a bucket - throws water at SCARECROW -- some of it hits the WITCH) [EFFECT CUE #____: FOG MACHINE: UP CENTER] ELPHABA: Ohhh -- you cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh -- what a world -what a world! (The FOUR watch the WITCH as she screams and sinks to the floor fog comes up and obscures their vision) ELPHABA: Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!? Ohhh! Look out! Look out! I'm going. Ohhhh! Ohhhhhh.... [The WITCH melts in a cloud of fog, and after the fog clears only her cloak and hat remain on the floor. ALL look down amazed.] LEADER: She's....she's....dead! You've killed her! DOROTHY: I -- I didn't mean to kill her....really I didn't! It's...it's just that he was on fire! [The MONKEYS kneel as they hail DOROTHY] LEADER: Hail to Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead! MONKEYS: Hail! Hail to Dorothy -- The Wicked Witch is dead! DOROTHY: You mean, you're...you're all happy about it?

LEADER: Very happy - now she won't be able to hit us with that broom anymore! DOROTHY: The broom! May we have it? LEADER: Please! And take it with you! DOROTHY: Oh -- thank you so much! Now we can go back to the Wizard and tell him the Wicked Witch is dead! LEADER: The Wicked Witch is dead! ALL (sing) Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead. Wake up, you sleepy head. Rub your eyes Get out of bed. Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead! She's gone where the Goblins go Below...Below...Below Yo -- ho, let's open up and sing And ring the bells out. Ding Dong! The merry-oh! Sing it high Sing it low Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead! [SCENE 12] NARRATOR: With broomstick in hand, Dorothy and her friends returned to the Wizard, who kept his promise and gave them all their hearts desire. The Scarecrow got his brain, the Tin Man his heart, and the Lion his courage. And Dorothy finally found her way back to Kansas. DOROTHYs VOICE: Theres no place like home. Theres no place like home. Theres no place like home NARRATOR: The corrupt Wizard was sent packing, But there was still one more thing that the Scarecrow desired, more than anything else in the world. [The SCARECROW (FIYERO) walks on stage. He bends down & knocks on the floor.] FIYERO: It worked! [ELPHABA climbs up from under the staqe.] ELPHABA: Fiyero! I thought you'd never get here. [She touches his straw face.]

FIYERO: Go ahead, touch, I don't mind. Ah, you did the best you could. You saved my life. ELPHABA: You're still beautiful. FIYERO: You don't have to lie to me. ELPHABA: It's not lying... its looking at things another way. OZIANS: NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED NOW AT LAST SHE'S DEAD AND GONE! NOW AT LAST THERE'S JOY THROUGHOUT THE LAND!

GLINDA: Fellow Ozians, friends, we have been through a frightening time. There will be other times and other things that frighten us. But if you let me, I'd like to try to help. I'd like to try to be... Glinda the Good. OZIANS: GOOD NEWS!!

FIYERO: It's time to go. ELPHABA: We can never come back to Oz, can we? FIYERO: No. ELPHABA: I only wish... FIYERO: What? ELPHABA: Glinda could know that we're alive. FIYERO: She can't know, not if we want to be safe. No one can ever know. OZIANS: GOOD NEWS... FIYERO: Come... GLINDA: WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? BUT...

ELPHABA & GLINDA: BECAUSE I KNEW YOU... GLINDA: BECAUSE I KNEW YOU...

ELPHABA & GLINDA: I HAVE BEEN CHANGED... [FIYERO and ELPHABA Leave] GLINDA: OZIANS: FOR GOOD. NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED! WICKED... WICKED!!!

[LIGHT CUE #____: LIGHTS OUT] [LIGHT CUE #____: BACK LIGHTS: GREEN]

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