In “Wicked” Fiyero is….

Fiyero as the Scarecrow

Fiyero as the Scarecrow

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally come around in finding out (had an inkling) that in order to save Fiyero, Elphaba had turned him into a scarecrow. I understand “Wicked” was the prequel to “Wizard of Oz” but I also don’t think the movie touched on it.

My friend was very fortunate to have watched the musical in Manila and in Singapore, which I’m waiting for her blog post on it soon.  It was quite teary-eyed learning what Elphaba had to do and I’m curious now about the 1940’s movie “Wizard of Oz.” Had there been hints the Scarecrow knew the Wicked Witch of the West or the memory was wiped from his mind or I’m just running away with my imagination. 😀 I hope I’ll be able to find “Wicked.”  “Son of the Witch,” “A Lion Among Men” and “Out of Oz,” books at my fave thrift shop.

Hopefully, to have a proper theater experience too if the “Wicked” production returns to the country for another performance. I hope so. I love the songs from the musical too.

Photo credit: Eugenio Siller

Photo credit: Eugenio Siller “Theater Night “Wicked”