The elixir is first introduced when the Wizard has Elphaba's mother drink it in No One Mourns The Wicked. Some people believe that the green elixir is what makes Elphaba's skin green. After her mother dies giving birth to Nessarose, Elphaba keeps it as a reminder.
Is Wicked musical based on a book?
Wicked (musical) It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
What is the wicked musical about?
The story centers on Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fiery girl of emerald-green skin who grows up to become the notorious Wicked Witch of the West and Galinda, the beautiful, blonde, popular girl who grows up to become Glinda the Good Witch of the South.