Wicked Chicago Cast Changes

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Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#0
Posted: 12/1/05 at 1:42pm
January 22, Ana Gasteyer & Kate Reinders both leave, to be replaced by their understudies (Stand-Bys, actually, I think-- Today's Trib reported Understudies, so I'll go with that).

The ticket sales are going strong, so strong that I guess they don't think they need to get higher profile actresses. I am curious to see Kristy Cates, so that's OK I guess.

I was looking for tickets for a friend and was stunned to see that shows are still 100% sold out. She's looking for Friday, Saturday or Sunday and the first show to come up was April. I also saw that tickets are going for as much as $600 on StubHub and TicketsNow. I guess Wicked Mania is still going strong in Chicago.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#1
Posted: 12/1/05 at 2:07pm
Here is the link.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#2
Posted: 12/1/05 at 2:11pm
I'm I just cool, or has this been posted before...like...a long time ago?
Thanks for the article link though!

Kristy is taking over...is she the u/s or standby....but she's taking over as far as I know!

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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#3
Posted: 12/1/05 at 3:21pm
Kristy Cates is the standby.

And, not to thread jack, but I recently found out that an acquaintance of mine is joining the Chicago cast! So, yay for him!
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#4
Posted: 12/1/05 at 3:27pm
Well there is a little piece of the "who is taking over for Stephanie in March" puzzle. I don't know much about the Chicago cast but congrats to them!
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#5
Posted: 12/1/05 at 4:11pm
so stacey is going to Chicago, who will be megan's new u/s or standby or what have you in NY?
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#6
Posted: 12/1/05 at 5:14pm
yay! I can't wait to see Kristy!
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#7
Posted: 12/1/05 at 5:17pm
So, who will be Kristy's standby and understudy?
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#8
Posted: 12/1/05 at 5:33pm
Noooo! My sister saw Kristy and hated her. re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#9
Posted: 12/1/05 at 6:42pm
I've heard nothing but good things about Kristy, she is a legit soprano belter so I'm already a fan. I hate that horrible yelling "belt" that has become popular. It's damaging and is painful to watch.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#10
Posted: 12/1/05 at 9:45pm
anyone else catch that it says kate's understudy who shall replace her is stacy morgain lewis (meg hilty's standby on broadway)? is she moving or is it a mistake?
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#11
Posted: 12/1/05 at 9:58pm
she's moving to Chicago, i think it was just a typo re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#12
Posted: 12/1/05 at 10:03pm
I have seen the show twice in Chicago; the first time with Ana as Elphie, the second with Kristy as Elphie and honestly...Kristy did things with the part that Ana NEVER did....she was SO GOOD! And, we met her after the show, and she was *so* nice. Good for her :) I'm excited now! For anyone looking for tickets on sold-out days, there is also a drawing two hours before each show either in the theatre lobby or the Borders almost right next to the theatre for $25 front or second row tickets.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#13
Posted: 12/1/05 at 10:19pm
Kristy has recieved mixed reviews obviously. It just depends on what type of "sound" you enjoy more and what portrayal the actress gives of Elphaba. I think she's absolutely fantastic.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#14
Posted: 12/1/05 at 10:21pm
I really, really like Kristy as well, I think she brings so much heart to the role, and I am really looking foward to seeing her take the lead
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#15
Posted: 12/1/05 at 10:58pm
I think the role was always promised to Cates after Gasteyer left.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#16
Posted: 12/2/05 at 12:49am
Aigoo...I always agree with you :)
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#17
Posted: 12/2/05 at 1:04am
It was promised to Cates, actually. Whether Ana would've left or not, Kristy would have taken over Winter 2006.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#18
Posted: 12/2/05 at 1:08am
Oh dear, this all is happening too fast for me. I need to get to ticketmaster, stat!
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#19
Posted: 1/4/06 at 12:55pm
Dee Roscioli is tne new Standby in Chicago for Elphaba
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#20
Posted: 1/4/06 at 1:31pm
Dee is a powerhouse! She's a friend of mine (we went to college together) and you will be blown away when she gets to perform!!
I just found out she got the standby yesterday!
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#21
Posted: 1/4/06 at 1:33pm
I have been taken with different people four times to Chicago (I'm not obsessed, but I am the only person who likes Broadway in my circle of friends). When I saw it in October Ana was the best I had seen her. I saw it December 17 and Ana sounded tired and her voice was like gaspy sometimes, it wasn't noticeable to the girl I was with, but I think it's time for someone new. I still loved Ana, and if you can see her go. Also in October I saw Kate's understudy, the name escapes me at the moment, and she was awesome. She was as talented as Kate and the person I was with that time didn't know why they hadn't chosen the u/s for the actual part. Kate and Ana will be missed, but change is good and I can't wait to see the new people.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#22
Posted: 1/4/06 at 7:55pm
So Courtney Corey is no longer the standby for Elphaba when Kristy Cates takes over? I saw her last month and thought she was great.

ooops never mind- just remembered she was the understudy.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#23
Posted: 1/4/06 at 7:59pm
Courtney never was standby. She's the understudy. I'm assuming that she'll stay the understudy, but I don't know.
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re: Wicked Chicago Cast Changes#24
Posted: 1/4/06 at 8:14pm
I sent out a some letters and ana was only not to respond
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