This week I am going to be analyzing What Is This Feeling? from Wicked,
Wicked first premiered on Broadway in 2003 and starred India Menzel as Elphaba and Kristin Cheonweth as Galinda. It is currently still on Broadway. I do not know who is playing the lead characters though.
When I think of this song I am immediately bought back to college when I met my roommate for the first time freshmen year. This is situation that Glinda and Elphaba find themselves in at the beginning of the show. In this song they are writing letters to their parents explaining what their roommate is like. I got along well with my roommate but at the first meeting it does not look like Elphaba and Glinda are going to get along. I am Glinda in this song and it fun to explore that character a little bit better. Developing this character will be fun as rehearsals for my cabaret progress. It is clear that they do not like each other and that Elphaba is different from the rest of them. That is why the other Shiz students side with Galinda. One thing that I really love about Wicked is the growth that the relationship between Glinda and Elphaba grows and how the “unadulterated loathing” eventually goes away.
I am very excited about my cabaret that I am doing at work. I am also hoping to achieve the girl of this performance of the song Angels on My Shoulder that Dan Wolaver composed for me. I think it would be a nice tribute to Dan to perform it. What Is This Feeling was performed in our spring concert ins 2016 Comedy tonight performed by Kim Whitehead and Rachel Cerullo.
This post was originally supposed to be posted on November 21st but had to be moved up a couple weeks due to lack of information provided on both Flowers In Winter and Goin To Bethlehem to do an analysis. Next week’s analysis will be on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas