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Alison Luff on Being 'Encouraged to Throw a Temper Tantrum' and More in the National Tour of Wicked

Alison Luff on Being 'Encouraged to Throw a Temper Tantrum' and More in the National Tour of Wicked
Alison Luff in the national tour of 'Wicked'
The story of 'Wicked' reminds me to cherish the ones we love.

Alison Luff gets green and defies gravity as Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked. Currently, the actress can be seen casting spells in the blockbuster musical through June 23 at the Ohio Theatre. Below, Luff talks about the joys of singing Stephen Schwartz’s score and letting her rage loose on stage.

“Besides getting to sing such an incredible, liberating score every night, Elphaba is such a beautifully written character,” Luff said of the role. “It is inevitable I will find something new with her every performance. I think that is so special and unique for a show that has been running as long as Wicked has.” Schwartz’s songs are prime material for Broadway belters, so which of Elphaba’s numbers are her favorite? “It's hard to say, but I think ‘No Good Deed’ is my favorite. It is the only time in life that I am actually encouraged to throw a temper tantrum.”

A vivid reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked centers on the perky, blonde Glinda and her unlikely friendship with the misunderstood Elphaba. Luff is joined in Oz by Jenn Gambatese as Glinda, Curt Hansen as Fiyero, Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible, John Davidson as the Wizard, Jaime Rosenstein as Nessarose, Jesse JP Johnson as Boq and Clifton Davis as Doctor Dillamond.

“The story of Wicked reminds me to cherish the ones we love, Luff said. “Sometimes bad things happen to good people, but if you stay brave and true, goodness will prevail.”

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