Favorite Fiyero Actor

My favorite Fiyero actor is also from my 4th cast. It is interesting how my favorite Elphaba, Glinda, and Fiyero all come from the same cast. My favorite Fiyero is Ashley Parker Angel.

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The 4th time, I honestly wanted to know why I love Fiyero and why the plot twist in the love triangle even happened.  So the 4th round was more Fiyero-focused than Elphaba and Glinda focused. Fiyero is a character that is quite hard to know. He may not seem complex, but in reality he really is. I payed close attention to Fiyero. The way that Ashley Parker Angel played Fiyero in the Lion Cub Scene helped me understand the plot twist. In that scene, the actor played that scene as if he had a crush on Elphaba, but didn’t know it yet. So there are clues in act I that foreshadow that Fiyero will end up with Elphaba.

Ashley had wonderful chemistry with Mary Kate Morissey. While he did have great chemistry with my Elphaba, his chemistry was weaker with the Glinda and I think that is what is supposed to happen. Fiyero actually does have weaker chemistry with Glinda because it helps show that Fiyero and Glinda aren’t meant to be together. Even before Fiyero realized he is in love with Elphaba, he still has incredible chemistry with her, which first shows in the Lion Cub Scene.

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Fiyero is a character who seems to develop the most during spoken scenes. Because I decided to pay close attention to Fiyero, I looked closely at these scenes especially spoken moments. It also made me fall in love with Ashley Parker Angel’s Fiyero.

The fact that Mary Kate Morrisey as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Copper as Glinda, and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero were all part of the same cast really shows just how strong this trio is. It is a bit complicated between all of them. Elphaba and Glinda are supposed to have strong chemistry with each other and Fiyero is supposed to have wonderful chemistry with Elphaba, it complicates things a bit. It is just these three together are quite wonderful.

6 thoughts on “Favorite Fiyero Actor

    • Fiyero is a tough character to figure out. This actor helps to figure out the love triangle. The fact that in the first act, he already had a stronger chemistry with Elphaba and a weaker chemistry with Glinda helps foreshadow the plot twist in the love triangle. He was able to play the lion cub scene in a way that made you realize that he does have a crush on Elphaba but he doesn’t seem aware of it or neither does Elphaba.

      It was interesting to me how this time around, it was more Fiyero-centered because I wanted to understand his actions better especially in the case of the plot twist. That part I always struggled with understanding even though I love that it even happens. In terms of Elphaba and Glinda, it was more about the emotions, but still this time around was more Fiyero-centered

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      • Yeah, Fiyero an be hard to work out and it takes a strong actor to help someone piece him together properly! One of my favorite things about watching Wicked is that I can find something new in him every time!

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      • I just never understand why the plot twist even happens. I decided to play close attention to the actor playing him to try to figure him out. So glad I really examined him because it helped me get a grasp on why the plot twist even happened.

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      • Absolutely! It wasn’t until a few years ago that I was able to pick apart what was really going on and what was going on with Fiyero’s character!

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      • That is why I focused so much on Fiyero last time compared to Elphaba and Glinda. I really closely examined him during the Lion Cub Scene and that when I finally got some sense of what was going on. That scene in particular through this actor was able to convey the fact that Fiyero does have a crush on Elphaba but just isn’t aware of it yet. You notice throughout act I that are hints that show that Fiyero and Glinda just aren’t meant to be with each other. All of that helps add to the plot twist in the midst of this love triangle.

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