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Santino Fontana becomes a Dad!

Dollypop
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Santino Fontana becomes a Dad!#1
Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:13pm
With the wonderful news that the baby was born without difficulty, I'm wondering if anyone knows who will be replacing him during his paternity leave?
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:32pm

His standby, Jeff Kready:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zq65_ppDB/

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 8:35pm
Isn't Nick Spangler the u/s?
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 8:43pm

Yes, but there is a difference between understudies and a stand by. Always has been. 

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 9:26pm

Pose2 said: "Yes, but there is a difference between understudies and a stand by. Always has been."

If there is a standby (there isn’t always), they automatically go on first. U/S are next after that if the S/B cannot go on or the production doesn’t have S/B. 

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 09:26 PM
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 10:09pm
I wonder if he’ll be back by next Friday, October 4, when I’m seeing the show.
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 10:27pm

heard he's out this and next week

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 10:36pm

His understudy posted that he would be performing in Santino's role through Monday, September 30th. I don't know if the person above me has information that I don't (it would certainly make sense and be understandable for him to take two weeks), but as far as I'm able to find from any reputable sources, he seems expected to return Tuesday, October 1st.

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 10:41pm

I'd like to see Jeff in the role so am going to enter lottery for the rest of the week. Congrats to Santino and Jessica!

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 10:44pm
No disrespect to his understudy/standby and I understand the importance of paternity leave, but I selfishly have my fingers crossed that he is back in for the October 4th performance. Regardless, I’ve seen my share of understudies, swings, and standbys over the years and have never been disappointed.
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Posted: 9/25/19 at 8:22am

Miles2Go2 said: "No disrespect to his understudy/standby and I understand the importance of paternity leave, but I selfishly have my fingers crossed that he is back in for the October 4th performance. Regardless, I’ve seen my share of understudies, swings, and standbys over the years and have never been disappointed. "

 

 

I guess you didn't see Mitzie Welch when she went on for Carol Burnett on FADE OUT/FADE IN.  Ugh!

 

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Posted: 9/25/19 at 8:56am

Fredrich Yeager said: "His understudy posted that he would be performing in Santino's rolethrough Monday, September 30th. I don't know if the person above me has information that I don't (it would certainly make sense and be understandable for him to take two weeks), but as far as I'm able to find from any reputable sources, he seems expected to return Tuesday, October 1st."

Not the understudy, the standby. The link is in the second post in the thread. (And he's the one who went on when Fontana missed a show in June, so he has some stage time in the role under his belt.)

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Posted: 9/25/19 at 5:20pm
Frat! I was hoping to catch Spangler.
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Posted: 9/26/19 at 12:19am


Not the understudy, the standby. The link is in the second post in the thread. (And he's the one who went on when Fontana missed a show in June, so he has some stage time in the role under his belt.)"

Whoops, yeah that's what I meant to type actually. The link to his standby's Instagram is the post I was referring to actually.  

 

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Posted: 9/26/19 at 1:03pm
Seems I was lucky to see Santino on his last night. He was very good and lovely at the stage door. I also got to meet Nick Spangler (he left through another door, not the main stage door) and he was really sweet and charming. Having seen him in so many shows, and The Amazing Race, it was lovely to meet him and get a picture with him.
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Posted: 10/3/19 at 5:49am
Anyone know if Santino is still out? I’m seeing the show on Sunday. :)
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Posted: 10/3/19 at 8:37am
Yes, I’d also like to know as I’m seeing it Friday night. It’s my final show of my vacation.
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Posted: 10/3/19 at 11:39am

He was back yesterday night, so I'd assume, barring any illness or personal issue, that he'll be there Friday night.

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Posted: 10/3/19 at 2:06pm
Great news. Thanks!