Your showtune for June 16 is

“Defying Gravity” – Wicked

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

From the composer who penned the stunning score for the animated film The Prince of Egypt comes this delectable musical about a misunderstood green girl in the merry old land of Oz.  In this number which closes Act One in a truly dramatic fashion, Elphaba astounds all when she takes flight for the first time, defying gravity and the Wizard in what will cause her to become known as the Wicked Witch of the West.  The first woman to defy gravity was a Russian who traveled into space on this day in 1963, leaving the U.S. green with envy as the first American woman to enter orbit did not do so until twenty years later.

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