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Osnes, Fontana, Harris, Mendelle, Hildreth last Cinderella performances

SamIAm2
Featured Actor
joined:3/10/09
If anyone goes to see Cinderella this weekend (these performers' last shows) I'd appreciate any reports on whether they receive any special recognition as they finish their runs. Thanks.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
God this is a HUGE turnover in cast. I am anxious to hear what the show is like in some new hands.
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SamIAm2
Featured Actor
joined:3/10/09
Yes, it is a huge turnover, five out of the nine featured roles. It should be really interesting to see what comes out of it. I did hear (or read?) a recent Carly Rae Jepson interview in which she mentioned something about the new cast members putting their own touches into the show. I'm not quite sure what that will add up to and how different the show will (or won't) be.

Updated On: 1/25/14 at 05:05 PM
mgldan
Swing
joined:9/21/13
I saw it yesterday (the Friday performance) for the first time. Nothing special happened at the curtain. Osnes did get applause once she appeared to begin the first act.

I didn't even know that this was their last weekend... I knew Jepsen was starting on Feb. 4, so I guess I assumed that Feb. 2 was Osnes and company's last day.
SamIAm2
Featured Actor
joined:3/10/09
Yogi Berra: "It ain't over till it's over."

Well ... it's over.

Thanks for the memories!
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
According to a photo on Instragram, they had a speech for the people who are leaving. And Laura and Santino teared up during 10 Minutes Ago
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
frankenleeestein
Chorus Member
joined:8/23/13
Was anybody there tonight?
NYCBound91
Chorus Member
joined:9/6/11
I was at the show today. Wonderful performances all around (as usual), and a very nice speech from Vicki Clark after curtain call. The swings brought out flowers for the principals leaving, which I thought was nice. I'm grateful to have been at such a special performance and can't wait to see everyone's future projects!
grumpyoptimist
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/11
Just found a YouTube of the Victoria Clark speech. The videographer gets somewhat emo...
Victoria Clark speech last perf of Osnes, Fontana, Harris, Mendelle and Hildreth
SamIAm2
Featured Actor
joined:3/10/09
Thank you all so much.
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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
I found a better video of the speech and the last bows. So sad to see the 5 cry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tYNNvFbPcY

Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 1/27/14 at 10:54 AM
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LYLS3637
Featured Actor
joined:5/1/09
They filmed Friday night's performance. 3 cameras in the orchestra.

There was also a good number of the creative team and/or producers in the audience. Saw William Ivey Long walking around a great deal at intermission.

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