Behind the scenes of "Wicked"


After months of anticipating the arrival of "Wicked”, the show is finally in full swing.

Thursday, WNDU went behind the scenes to get a look at what it takes to get Jennifer DiNoia, also known as Elphaba, ready to perform.
The time it takes to make DiNoia green is certainly a long one.
It takes Joyce, her makeup artist, about 25 minutes to green her face and then she has to put features back in.

Joyce starts by painting green on Jennifer’s hands and face. She says she uses a water base makeup called Landscape Green.
Then, she has to set the makeup with powder that helps prevent it from transferring to anything else.

Once she gets the green just right, she has to put all of Jennifer's features back in. She adds all of the eye makeup and makes sure her cheek bones and lip color is just right.

Joyce says it’s fun to see the transformation, finding the bone structure and finding new ways to make the makeup look even better.

Jennifer and Joyce have been working with each other for about three years now.

“It’s wild to look back and it now and think, I have been all over the world with this one show but it’s such a special show to me and it holds such as special place in my heart. I have done a lot of my adult growing in the show you know, because I started as a 25, 26-year-old and now, you can guess what my age is,” DiNoia laughs.

Jennifer has been playing Elphaba since 2006.

In that time she performed in Chicago for 3 years, Sydney for about 2 months and even performed in Seoul, South Korea.


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