If you look at virtually any modern musical – all the way back to Rodgers and Hammerstein – every one has a character come out and sing an “I Want” song. Usually it’s the second or third number. it seems to be a convention in musicals that you defy at your peril! It defines the main character’s goal. WICKED was structured in such a way that Elphaba had to declare herself. Psychologically, it’s pretty clear: If you’re born green, you’re going to feel like an outcast, and most outcasts, on some level, want to become “incast”
THE WIZARD AND I is the third song in WICKED’s Act 1. Here, she just discovered which just previously only gotten her into trouble earns her acceptance from this respected woman, Madame Morrible, who suggests that Elphaba could develop it into something that would get her to the Wizard.
Jacqueline Hughes will be playing the Green Witch of the West, Elphaba, in UK’s International Tour of Wicked in Manila next year. Watch her belt this “I Want” song from Stephen Schwartz’ modern musical – WICKED.
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Read more about UK’s WICKED International Tour here.