"And in the silence I suddenly understood the many ways a person can die but still be alive."
Carmen Rodrigues, 34 Pieces of You
I had a smile across my face seeing you for the first time. But my jaw simply dropped when you took of your shades! FIYERO! All I thought was, “so.. that’s why Galinda wanted him so badly!” You are not only a gorgeous man but you’re very talented as well. I’ve been singing Dancing Through Life for days after watching the show. And quite ironically, I sing it when I’m preparing to go to school.
However, the thing I love most about your performance is how you were able to communicate everything Fiyero had to express. The ‘always happy’ attitude, his love for both witches and his sacrificial love for Elphaba. I wouldn’t call it brainless, I would indeed call it wise.
Your performance (and I’m not just quoting the song) really did make me see through different eyes. After the show I was inspired by you, not just the character, but I could tell that you - just like Fiyero - see the better things in life. Now I believe that in every situation, there is a good and a bad but ever since seeing your very inspiring performance, I have been trying to see things more positively. I also learned that there is always something more to every person.
By the end of the show I had the chance to STAND near you but I never had the courage to approach you and the rest of the cast because I was still in awe of the performance. I’m more cowardly than the lion, I guess. But I’d face a box full of matches for a chance of meeting you, or seeing the show again. Thank you for sharing your talent here in Manila! You are my favorite Fiyero by the way! And lastly, thank you for being an inspiration.
Ms. Elphaba/Ms. Jemma,
It was a pleasure seeing you in Wicked Manila. When you sing … chills ever single time. I often ask myself ‘how is it possible that one woman could be so talented?’ Seeing you portray Elphaba, I felt so comforted because like the character, I’m often misunderstood. But seeing the green girl’s heart made me realize that I don’t have to hide who I am or that I should not be bothered by what others say about me. And if it weren’t for your spectacular performance, I wouldn’t have realized that. You are so beautiful even in green. I wish I could meet while you’re not green but green works for me too. If only.. you know. If only I could really meet you. (I don’t even know if you’re ever gonna read this.)
You are incredible Ms. Jemma Rix. Everyday I find hope in the memory of seeing you perform. I told myself that I would not stop performing even if I was rejected in Ballet Philippines’ dance program years ago. I will get back on it. And my motivation will be the memory of seeing you and the Wicked Aus company perform. I wish I could see you perform again. If that were to happen, I’d be so happy I could melt!
I’ll end my letter with this … I’d want nothing else til I die. I wish someday I would be able to say ‘there will finally be Ms. Jemma and I.’
When I watched the show here in Manila, I cried during your entrance at No One Mourns the Wicked. Words can never ever describe how in awe I was seeing you go down that bubble. Thank you for making that night a night to remember indeed. Being a performer, I know of the joy that comes with performing BUT you and the rest of the cast of Wicked have given me quite a different GOOD … GREAT feeling that I can never put into words. You were so awesome and I hate to think that you’re indeed putting your wand down here in Manila. However, I’d like to thank you for being such a lovely person. I could tell that you are very kind and caring. I don’t know how I know, I just do. Thank you for making my dream come true. Seeing Glinda The Good, in person. How I wish I could watch the show again and meet you. I’m only a student and I don’t support myself yet but I swear that if I did, I would watch the show over and over.
I’m quite speechless so I’ll end my letter (if you even really get to read it) at this.. Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.
As long as your mine:
Curtain Call/Farewell Speech:
As Long As you mine:
Curtain call/farewell speeches:
I LEGIT FELT SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE SITTING NEXT TO ME.