It's a role sure to make other singer-dancers green with envy, that of Chistery, the head flying monkey in the musical smash hit "Wicked."
But for a young performer who lived in Huntington Beach, it's all part of a soaring career that also included a recent stint with the national company of another hit musical, "Cats."
KC Fredericks lived in Huntington Harbour while attending Orange Coast College just a couple of years ago, so when "Wicked" opens this week at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, it will be a homecoming of sorts.
"Oh, I'm sure a lot of my HB friends will be showing up for this," he said recently while on the road with the show in Texas. "I'm not sure it's just me, though, they're coming to see. 'Wicked' brings people out no matter what. But either way, getting the guest list together is going to be a challenge. A lot of people!"