Welcome to Oz! 7 Lessons We Can All Take From Wicked The Musical

India Garrett
Feb 02, 2024 By India Garrett
Originally Published on Nov 19, 2019
Elpheba in Glinda in Wicked
Age: 0-99
Read time: 2.0 Min

Wicked has been on stage in London for over 13 magical years, and with good reason. The spellbinding show tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived, and trust us, there is a lot to tell! It’s not all just wizards and witches though, the musical has underlying themes that help teach some important lessons to kids and adults alike! Here are 7 things we learned from Wicked!

No One Mourns The Wicked

The huge opening number of the show is a simple reminder of how important it is to just be a good person! It also encourages us to reach out to people, whether they seem lonely or sad, we should always support each other! 
 

Wicked!

First Impressions Aren’t Everything

When the two main characters, Glinda and Elphaba, first meet, they definitely aren’t the best of friends. However, as time goes on they realise perhaps their initial impressions were wrong and it’s important to get to know a person before you judge them. 
 

You’ve Got To Dance Through Life

The show has some intense songs but there are some brilliant more light-hearted ones as well! Dancing Through Life is one of those numbers and reminds us to do exactly that! Try and dance through life no matter what happens.
 

People Might Let You Down

Just like in the real world, Oz has some people in it who will let you down. As frustrating as that is, Wicked shows us how to pick ourselves up, deal with it and use it to make us better people!
 

Elphaba and The Wizard

There's More To Life Than Being Popular

Glinda is known for being popular but as the musical goes on, we realise that isn’t everything. Meanwhile, we see that when Elphaba is entirely herself and doesn’t care what people think, she is happier than ever.
 

Stand Up for What You Believe In

Wicked is all about being passionate and fighting for what you believe in, regardless of what obstacles stand in your way. You’ll definitely leave feeling inspired and ready to defy gravity.
 

Some People Will Change You...For Good

People will come and go from your life but some of them will change you, hopefully for good. It’s important to learn from others and grow from the relationships we experience so that we can become our best selves!

Elphaba defying gravity!


 

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Written by India Garrett

Bachelor's degree specializing in Broadcast Journalism

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India GarrettBachelor's degree specializing in Broadcast Journalism

A broadcast journalism graduate, India is a lover of adventure, laughter, and cuisine. Growing up as the eldest among her five siblings, India's family always made sure to keep themselves entertained during weekends and holidays. Her favorite childhood memories involve running around in open spaces, summer camping trips, and special visits to the theater. India loves spending time with her two young cousins, taking them to indoor sensory play areas, and teaching them how to bake, even though things can sometimes get messy!

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