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 'Which Way's The Party?' Is the song that was taken out of the show, it was the first 'Dancing Through Life,' it was a song that was like dancing thorough life, but it was longer.

Differences Between 'Which Way's The Party?' and 'Dancing Through Life'Edit

Elphaba was in it more. Which way is this party, is much like 'Making Good' the first 'The Wizard and I', in the way that it was cut out of the play later. But, however, unlike 'Wicked witch of the east' it did not stay in the show. For it, rather then being cut out, was taken by another song. In Which way is this party Madame Morrible had a spot in the song, talking to Elphaha after the thing with Galinda (Later 'Glinda'), but that was also taken out. Few things stayed the same in the song, when they made it damning thorough life. Fiyero Tigelaar also had another part in this song, that is not much like the one he has now in dancing thorough life. This made damning thorough life the last song to be written in the play. As this one was cut at the very end.

Lyrics Edit

NOTE: There are  two versions of this song here,this is the first one, see below for the second.

Fiyero

In an institution such as Shiz

The academic pressure is intense

Enough to bring on indigestion


Boq

You can say that again!


Fiyero

When you're surrounded by authorities

You can lose track of your priorities

Which is why I pose this all-important question:

Which way's the party?

Which way's the next keg of Winkie beer?

Let's have too much to handle

Stir up a scandal

And hang from a chandelier

Which way's the party?

By now I hope it's become clear

Which way's the party --

The party is here!


So -- what's the most swankified place in town?


Boq

That would be the Ozdust Ballroom.


Fiyero

Perfect!

Let's go down to the Ozdust Ballroom

We'll meet there later tonight

We can dance till it's light

Leave the books on the shelves

Take our bad selves

Right on down to the Ozdust ballroom

We'll wear our fanciest duds

And I'll buy the first round o' suds

That's my suggestion To answer the question --


All

Which way's the party?


Fiyero

It's time to pin on a boutonniere

I found a lounge we can loll in

Where morals are fallen

Who wants to volunteer?


Individual Students

Me! Me! Me! Me!


All

Let's have us a party

By now I hope it's becoming clear

Which way's the party

The party is here




This is the Second version of this song.

Fiyero

The trouble with schools is

they always try to teach the wrong lesson.

Believe me I've been kicked out of enough of them to know.

They want you to think harder, look deeper,

and cram all that stress in.

But I say stop studying stife

and learn to live the unexamined life.


Which way is the party?...

(As above, and then continuing as follows...)


Boq

Miss Galinda, uh, if you need an escort to the ballroom - I would be happy to-


Glinda

Oh how very kind. But you know what would be even kinder?

See that tragically beautiful girl over there?

In the chair?

Is it fair

we get to go and have fun and not she?

Gee-

I would feel so much better if somebody were

to ask her.

Why that person would shine like a star only brighter-

And he'd be my hero.


Boq

Well I could invite her!


Glinda

Oh Biq really? You would do that for me?


Boq

I would do anything for you Miss Galinda.

Miss Nessarose, there's something I'd like to ask you.


Glinda

So. You'll be picking me up around 8.


Fiyero:

Eight. 

Great.

It's a date.

But don't be late because I won't wait.


Glinda

Don't be late because I won't wait.


All In Variation

Don't be late because I wont - wait.


All:

Which way is the party?

Which way?

Which way is the next keg of the Winkie beer?

We'll start it out frantic and then get romantic

I'll be the (chante clear?)

Hey one and all-

Head down to the party - party!

Let's heat up the atmosphere.


Fiyero

Which way's the party?


All

Which way's the party?


Fiyero

Oh which way's the party?


All

Which way's the party?


Right here!


Elphaba

Nessa! Oh... You look beautiful!


Nessa

And to think! I owe it all to Galinda!


Elphaba

Galinda?!


Nessa

Boq was too shy to ask me at first but then Galinda-


Elphaba

Nessa don't you see what's going on? She's trying to-


Nessa

Don't! Don't you dare say another word against her. If I were you I'd think about doing something nice for her instead of all this nastiness and suspicion. I'm about to have the first happy night of my life - Thanks to Galinda. And you've never been anything to her but WICKED.


Madame Morrible

Oh it does my heart good to see your sister looking so happy. Now where did we leave off last time? Hm? Miss Elphaba?


Elphaba

Madame. Suppose someone you thought was selfish suddenly did something incredibly kind for someone you love very much?


Madame Morrible

Not your fault.


Elphaba

Madame. I need you to do something for me.


All

Party down at the OzDust Ballroom!

Come on down to the OzDust Ballroom!

See you there at the OzDust Ballroom!


Madame Morrible

Miss Upland!


Glinda

Madame Morrible! What are you doing here?


Madame Morrible

I have something for you.


Glinda

Oh! A training wand! Oh Madame - how can I ever express my gratitution?


Madame Morrible

Oh, don't thank me. It was your roommate's idea, not mine.


Glinda

What? Elphaba?


Madame Morrible

Yes. Miss Elphaba requested that you join our sorcery class. She insisted that I ask you this very night or she would quit the seminar.


Glinda

Oh. But... why?


Madame Morrible

I have no idea. My personal opinion is that you do not have what it takes. I hope you prove me wrong. I doubt you will.


Fiyero

What is it?


Glinda

I got what I wanted.


Fiyero

Well then what's the matter?


Glinda

Nothing.


Fiyero

You know, you are alarmingly pretty.


Glinda

Well - of course!


Nessa

You know - I won't mind if you'd like to take a turn on the dance floor.


Boq

What? Why would I want to do that?


Nessa

You don't enjoy dancing?


Boq

Oh. Dancing at a dance is so... typical.

Listen Nessa-


Nessa

Yes?


Boq

Uh Nessa, I've got something to confess- 

a reason why, well, 

why I asked you here tonight. 

And I know it isn't fair-


Nessa

Oh Boq, I know why.


Boq

You do?

Nessa

It's because I'm in this chair

and you felt sorry for me.

Well? Isn't that right?


Boq

No it's because - uh - 

because you are so beautiful!


Nessa

Oh Boq! I think you're wonderful.

And we deserve each other.

Don't see this is our chance?

We deserve each other,

don't we Boq?


Boq

You know what?

Let's dance!


Nessa

What?!


Boq

Let's dance!


Fiyero

Well I'll say this much for her. She doesn't give a twig what anyone else thinks.


Glinda

It's awful... everyone's staring.


Fiyero

It's not like it's your fault.


Glinda

Excuse me. *clears throat* May I... cut in?


All

Which way is the party?

By now the time is becoming clear.

(Back and forth)

The party is here.

We deserve each other.

The party is here.

We deserve each other.

The party is here.

The party is here!

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