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Question #18842 posted on 09/24/2005 3:13 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How long does it take the actress who plays Elphaba in Wicked to put on the green makeup? Also, how much of her body does it actually cover?

The Cellist

A: Dear Wicked Friend,

Joe Dulude, make-up artist for Wicked, takes 20-30 minutes to make Elphaba green, but can do a rush job in about seven minutes if an emergency comes up.

Shoshana's (Broadway's Elphaba) face, neck, chest and hands are painted. There is one scene (at the Ozdust Ballroom) where she appears without sleeves. She has thin, green sleeves on that hook around her fingers at the end to keep it tight.

Swankifiedly yours,

Beemer Boy