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I decided I should do a musical with a similar theme.
I wanted to write about someone who is seemingly innocent at first and through their circumstances are suddenly known as evil, much like Elphaba. And I wanted to tie this in to the actual witch-hunts, where you only needed one accusation against you to be hanged as a witch.
So I thought of these characteristics of witches during the witch-hunts:
-Having a familiar (a pet that is in league with the devil)
-Following the instructions of a powerful man
-Having 'strange dreams' that involved much dancing and merriment as well as horrors
And I realized that if this one girl were really alive during the times of the witch-hunts, she'd DEFINITELY be called a witch:
So I wrote the musical (the script and the songs) about how Dorothy 'comes home' from Oz and is accused of being a witch and eventually is hanged for her experiences in Oz. After all, Toto is her familiar, she took orders from the wizard (all-powerful man), killed TWO people (Wicked Witch of the East and West), and had a dream where she was dancing (with a talking animal and a heartless man I might add)!
I put all the info in a cool Playbill for the class. The cover:
My class really liked it and I think my teacher was impressed! So I'm very pleased with the outcome. In the play, I was Uncle Henry, who is the one who accuses Dorothy and Em of being witches. Here I am with Toto!
Please note that I DO NOT like acting. I like singing (when I'm by myself), but acting is not my forte. So you'll have to forgive the way I'm just standing around while I accuse my wife and niece of being witches.
And yes, I did warn my class that none of us in the musical are actually singers. haha.
Oh, the things I'll do for an A...