Elphaba and Jasmine from ‘Wicked’ and ‘Aladdin’ talk casting

Written by Staff Writer, CNN

Cinderella shares an enthusiastic girlfriend with a self-professed “director’s cut.” If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Elphaba from “Wicked” after her big showdown with the Wicked Witch of the West, or Jasmine from “Aladdin” after she joined the slipper-in-her-hand army, you’re in luck — and this series of in-depth interviews with the characters from hit shows are here to help.

If you’re only familiar with the international stage adaptations of classic fairy tales, you might not realize they are infused with film-like characters and storybook settings.

Borrowing little from the book, and giving them fairy-tale characters is a bright, engaging and interesting way to get an authentic version of these stories onto the stage.

Zygi Kamasa loves that King Caspian in “Cinderella” had a crush on a background dancer. They met in a pool and played, well, pool (the water was not red, because she was only 10 at the time, and Caspian was 20).

The Cinderella we see in the world tour and in “Cinderella” should be able to dance on her knees, although it didn’t happen in our interviews with her.

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