One thing is certain: it takes a village to raise an Elphaba. Yesterday afternoon, before my Elphaba put-in (what's a put-in?), I underwent my first official transformation from pasty white Irish though mostly and implausibly Italian girl to one who is UNNATURALLY GREEN! And, let me tell you, I had a lot of help: Basically, beginning at one half hour before the show, our makeup designer and wig supervisor, along with a handful of other helpful folk, enter the Elphaba dressing room to preen, paint, prod, prepare, and do other things that start with P, maybe even play piano. It was thrilling! But also kind of strange. Like being the main attraction at a weird interactive zoo.
In any event, my übermensch boyfriend was there to document the whole experience! So, behold! I give you: the GREENIFICATION! (Click on photos below to enlarge.)