Understudies you wish you saw!

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Understudies you wish you saw!#1
Posted: 2/23/07 at 2:45pm
Has there ever been a performance that you have attended that you wish you had seen the understudy in the role?
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#2
Posted: 2/23/07 at 2:49pm
Well usually when I see RENT I'm always hoping that Karmine Alers will be on as Mimi.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#2
Posted: 2/23/07 at 2:49pm
The Raul in the Phantom tour last April.


I mean he totally asked me out at the stagedoor.
But he wasn't that great.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#3
Posted: 2/23/07 at 2:51pm
Wish I had seen Shirley MacLaine step in for Carol Haney in PAJAMA GAME.

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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#4
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:09pm
yes the night they painted her shoes black with shoe polish. Must have been amazing and scary for her but, it made her a staaaaar!
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#5
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:12pm
i wish i could have seen laura bell bundy as glinda in wicked again
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#6
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:15pm
I would like to see

Peter Lockyer on as The Phantom
Kris Koop on as Christine
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#7
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:16pm
kerry o'malley as the witch in into the woods
sarah uriarte berry as cinderella in into the woods
kate mulgrew in the officer's wife
laura bell bundy in wicked
and gavin creel in starting here, starting now.

if i think of more ill post.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#8
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:32pm
Kristy Cates in Wicked!
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#9
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:34pm
Anthony, Kris Koop is a stunning Christine.

I wish I could have seen Elena Shaddow as Laura in WIW.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#10
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:37pm
Laura Bell Bundy in Wicked
Shirley MacLaine in The Pajama Game
The Male Understudy as the girl in Evil Dead
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#11
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:43pm
Since Kristi Cates left Chicago's Wicked, I keep hoping to see Dee Roscioli's understudy because I don't really like her rendition of Elphaba.

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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#12
Posted: 2/23/07 at 3:59pm
Kristen Vigard in ANNIE
Shirley MacLaine in THE PAJAMA GAME
Lainie Kazan in FUNNY GIRL
Britney Spears and Natalie Portman in RUTHLESS!

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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#13
Posted: 2/23/07 at 4:06pm
i hate lindsay lohan.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#14
Posted: 2/23/07 at 4:44pm
How about when Liza filled in for Gwen Verdon for two months? Does that count?

I also wish I'd seen Bryn Dowling do Roxie. She was so adorable and hilarious as Mona, I think she must make a fantastic Roxie. But the last time I went to Chicago (late January) she wasn't listed as being in the show at all. Hopefully she'll be back sometime.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#15
Posted: 2/23/07 at 4:58pm
I wish I'd seen Karen Ziemba's understudy in Chicago.
I killed the boss, you don't think they're gonna fire me over a thing like that!!!!
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#16
Posted: 2/23/07 at 5:01pm
Tina Maddigan in The Wedding Singer.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#17
Posted: 2/23/07 at 5:03pm
i saw tina maddigan!! She shouldve been the all-time Julia and i wish i saw Niki Scalera as Jane in Tarzan
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#18
Posted: 2/23/07 at 5:44pm
Larry Kert as Legs Diamond
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#19
Posted: 2/23/07 at 5:52pm
Saycon Sengbloh, Kristy Kates, Laura Bell Bundy, Victoria Matlock... all in Wicked
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#20
Posted: 2/23/07 at 6:07pm
Terri Klausner - alternate Eva in original Evita

Marcus Lovett - Carousel

Katy Grenfell, Donna Vivino and Leslie Kritzer as Tracy Turnblad.

Understudies I wish I hadn't seen - Annaleigh Ashford as Glinda on the Wicked tour.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#21
Posted: 2/23/07 at 6:11pm
I wish i could have seen Judy Kaye as Mrs.Lovett... But thats in addtion to seeing Patti...
What a night! I was in more laps than a napkin!
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#22
Posted: 2/23/07 at 6:12pm
Liza when she stepped into Victor/Victoria. It was so wrong and yet so right.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#23
Posted: 2/23/07 at 6:14pm
Judy put Patti to shame, her performance was perfect. So nuanced and well performed.

Lisa Brescia as Marian Halcombe (spl?) in The Woman in White.
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re: Understudies you wish you saw!#24
Posted: 2/23/07 at 9:05pm
Joe Cassisy as Freddy in DRS.
I saw Jason, but from what I hear, Joe was better.

I wish I saw Kern as Robbie in TWS.
I also wanted Kate Reinders to be out the night I saw Wicked, I didn't care who played Glinda, I just didn't want to see her... oh well.