ANNIE: Is there a set schedule of performances Lilla Crawford does not do each week?

Lucy Harbin
Understudy
joined:2/1/04
Or have they not announced anything and you can never know in advance whether you'll be seeing her or not?
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
If there is a schedule, it's not been publicized.
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Lucy Harbin
Understudy
joined:2/1/04
Thanks, Lizzie.

Has anyone noticed in the reports on here any pattern of performances when she often seems to be in or out?
Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
Man, I hope not.Didn't even occur to me...I did get tickets for a Saturday evening, so I should be safe...right?
aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
Eva. Christine. Is it that hard to grasp that not every goddamn principal has an alternate?
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
THDavis
Leading Actor
joined:10/31/08
Have you ever known a child actor WITHOUT an alternate (or three in the case of Billy Elliot)?
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
Andrea McArdle in the original production of Annie, Kelsey Fowler and Sarah Hyland in Grey Gardens.

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Updated On: 10/23/12 at 09:53 PM
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
^Also the entire cast of 13 except for Graham Phillips (Corey Snide was his matinee alternate).
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
For what it's worth, I saw the show last Wednesday evening. And, Lila wasn't on as Annie, her understudy was and did a great job, might I add.
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elphaba.scares.me
Leading Actor
joined:10/23/04
My dad saw it last Friday night. Lilla was not on but he said the understudy (didn't remember her name) was fantastic.
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
Lilla was in for the evening performance, Wed the 24th.
Quiche2
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/12
Have you ever known a child actor WITHOUT an alternate (or three in the case of Billy Elliot)?


Pugsley in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. And in the case of SHREK, the girls rotated the roles of Young Fiona and Young Shrek, but niether of them never went on unless they were sick or something. And weren't there actually like 7 Billys?
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Metfan2
Swing
joined:8/5/12
I went last Sat night and the understudy was on. I read Lilla was sick for a few days.
THDavis
Leading Actor
joined:10/31/08
Thanks for the info guys! I didn't realize that so many shows went without alternates for children.
James2
Broadway Star
joined:5/30/05
Has anyone heard anything lately about Lilla's schedule?
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goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Chances are very good you will catch an understudy.
I went on a Friday night and.... understudy.
3 of my friends went on different nights and .....understudy.

That said.. this i a disappointing production of an iconic show.
I'd see almost anything else instead of this.
My opinion.
And no.. I did not like the understudy but to be fairI did not like Katie Finneran, in this role, the sets, the choreography, the lack of heart
or much of anything else about this production except the gentleman playing rooster who nailed it
Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
McArdle was made a kind of star in the original, and it's hard to fathom people readily accepting her replacement. I can well recall that her absences were few and far between, and certainly not regular.

Those days are likely over.
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goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05

too bad this show doesn't get sick and we can put in the original sets, staging, choreography and stars (yes Dorothy will come back from the dead to perform)
as an UNDERSTUDY

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