||[Jul. 12th, 2008|07:45 pm]
Young Frankenstein the Musical
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So July 6th was Sutton Foster's last day as Inga, sadly! She's going off to start rehearsals as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical. Kelly Sullivan has taken over the role of Inga as of July 8th.
Andrea Martin's last day as Frau Blucher will be July 20th and Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) will take over on July 22nd; and Megan Mullally's last day as Elizabeth will be August 3rd before Michele Ragusa will take over on August 5th.
I'm so happy that I got to see the OBC (minus Andrea Martin), even if it was, like, three rows from the very back of the theater.
In March, my school's marching band (which I am a part of) was invited to be in the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade, so we got to take a trip up to NYC for four days. Roger Bart's niece was a senior in the band, so her mom (Roger's older sister) was able to get tickets for the entire band, plus chaperones and instructors. Our band director did no research at all on the show, she seriously had no idea what she was getting herself into with the swearing and the sex and the "tits, tits, tits, tits, tits" which all of the freshmen boys found incredibly entertaining. We didn't have very good seats, we basically had the last couple of rows in the entire theatre, but hey, at least we got to see it. And then an usher took us down to the first couple of rows right in front of the stage after the show and Roger Bart came out and we had a very awkward Q&A with him. And then he went out in the lobby and signed autographs for us and some people got pictures; I had asked him a question and I was so happy and hyper and I didn't even think to ask for a picture with him, I was way too nervous to be so close to him. But I did go on Facebook afterward and steal everyone else's pictures. :)
And I was just thinking... how do they rehearse the show with replacement people? Like, how long have Sutton, Andrea, and Megan known when they would be leaving? I'm just curious because it doesn't seem like they'd have time to rehearse with replacements with an eight-shows-a-week schedule.