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I’m so excited about this announcement , saying Wicked will come to the big screen in a few years. I love Gregory Maguire’s The Wicked Years novels so much. Those books make me want to vacation in Elphaba and Glinda’s Oz. To tour Shiz and The Emerald City.  To be swankified. I’ve listened to the original cast recording soundtrack so many times that it feels as if I’ve seen the Broadway musical. If only the original cast would be transplanted directly into the feature film. I could suspend any level of disbelief, if it meant getting to see Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reprise their roles as Elphaba and Glinda. Actually, I don’t think it would take much imagination to believe those two brilliant stars are students at dear old Shiz. However, I’ll be happy to watch whatever movie the brilliant minds behind the play gift us with. I’m sure that after the experience I’ll be changed for good.

Popular is one of my favorite songs on the Wicked Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack, but this version is like no other variation. It’s still Galinda at her Kristin Chenoweth bubbly best, but with a multilingual twist including German, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian that sounds a bit operatic. In the accompanying article Chenoweth goes into some background on this surprising rendition of such a familiar song. It’s obvious that hiring a linguist to help her paid off. To a layman’s ear her different language sections are perfection. Kudos Kristin Chenoweth, on a bold and cool visit back to dear old Shiz.