Uncovering the Origins of Oz’s Witches in a Musical Saga
This musical unravels the genesis of the witches of the World of Oz, whom circumstances gradually mould into Glinda as the benevolent one, and Elphaba as the villainous entity, compelling them to part ways and tread divergent paths. However, beyond the enchantment and the conspiracies, this musical epitomises a battle for personal betterment.
Ever since her childhood, Elphaba has been ostracised for being unique. Her green skin becomes a subject of mockery and fear among others, causing her to become an introverted and somewhat grumpy girl, whose dreams consist of meeting the Wizard of Oz. This production offers an alternative viewpoint on the events that ensued after Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, touching upon themes such as discrimination, racism, and female empowerment.
“The Witches of Oz” is, above all, a tribute to enduring friendship.