True Friendship

Glinda and Elphaba Standing Looking Out Into the Distance

So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend…

Glinda Holding Her Wand And Floating Down in Her Bubble

Glinda! Is it true– you were her friend?!

Person in crowd


Well, it depends on what you mean by ‘friend.’


1: steadfast, loyal
2: fully realized or fulfilled

1: a relationship between friends; a mutual state of support and trust between allies
2: the quality or state of being friendly

Recall three moments or characters in WICKED that exemplify “True Friendship.” What about these moments or characters exemplifies “True Friendship” to you?

Identify someone in your own life who exemplifies “True Friendship” to you and others. What about this person’s actions or characteristics exemplifies “True Friendship” to you?

When have you encountered examples of “True Friendship” in your community? What thoughts or feelings arise when you recall these moments? List three ways that you continually practice “True Friendship” in your community, home, and personal life.

What It Means to Be a Friend” and “Am I in a Healthy Relationship?” from, “Making Good Friends” from, and Love Has No Labels have resources and tools for learning more about “True Friendship.”

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“I think a moment that exemplifies ‘True Friendship’ is when Glinda steps in, using her popularity and privilege for good, at the Ozdust ballroom and begins to dance with Elphaba. In a small gesture she is able to stand with Elphaba and help the other students move toward accepting her rather than continuing to alienate her.”

– Jennafer Newberry, WICKED Company Member

Elphaba Adjusting Her Hat Surrounded by Dancing Ensemble Members