The Queen of Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #0.9) by Danielle PaigeGood is Wicked and Wicked is Good in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series!
This digital original novella is the ninth and final installment in the series’ prequel arc. It reveals the mysterious backstory of Ozma—and how she went from fairy princess to the rightful ruler of Oz.
Young Mombi was never the best witch in Oz. She wasn’t the most talented, or the most powerful. But when the Wizard knocks on her door holding a baby girl who needs protection, Mombi agrees to take the job. She casts one powerful, surprising spell—hiding the baby where no one would find her. Years later, a boy named Pete goes on a journey to the Emerald City, where he learns the truth about his true identity…and his role in Oz’s destiny.
It opened on Broadway on October 30, , and is the highest grossing musical to date. For complete cast listing see Wicked cast lists. Wicked tells the backstory of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and what happened before Dorothy Gale arrived in the land of Oz, although the musical serves as a better prequel to the popular film than to L. Frank Baum 's original book, and is therefore not considered canon. The citizens of Oz celebrate the "death" of the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. Glinda , the Good Witch of the North descends in her bubble to reinforce the message that wickedness does not beget rewards, only punishment. She pauses, however, to recall the circumstances of the Witch of the West's birth and early life, pointing out that it "couldn't have been easy".
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By indy4 , June 12, in General Discussion. The sets, the costumes, the music, the singing, the acting, the lighting, was all brilliant. But I was really quite shocked at some of the major plot holes that plague the play. Most of them work fine within the play itself, but when one tries to connect the dots with The Wizard of Oz the film at least , it really falls apart. The biggest of these holes is the Scarecrow's creation. If he was really the lover of the Wicked Witch, then wouldn't he remember this during the duration of the film? One possible explanation is that in loosing his brain he forgot about the Witch, but this is shot down by the end of the play when he and the Witch are seen leaving Oz together.