From the creators of the “Waving Through a Window” trio comes a new music video in celebration of Wicked’s 14-year Broadway anniversary.
“The Oz Medley” weaves together “One Short Day,” “Popular,” “Dancing Through Life,” “As Long As You’re Mine,” and “Defying Gravity” from Wicked; “Ease on Down the Road” and “Home” from The Wiz; and “If I Only Had a Brain” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.
With an arrangement by David Rowen, the medley was originally created for the a cappella group The Overtones at James Madison University. White at JMU, Rowen was commissioned by the American Heart Association to arrange a medley of music from the three Ozian tales for The Overtones to perform at Oz-themed galas hosted by the association.
Now, Rowen has revamped the arrangement and filmed this official music video. Watch the video above.
For a look at the behind-the-scenes making of the music video, watch below:
Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre October 30, 2003. Directed by Joe Mantello with a book by Winnie Holzman based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, the blockbuster hit features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and choreography by Wayne Cilento.
The cast currently stars Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, P.J. Benjamin as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Kristen Martin as Nessarose, Jye Frasca as Boq, and Chad Jennings as Doctor Dillamond.
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