A new Elphaba and Fiyero will set foot on stage of the Second National Tour of WICKED, when Christine Dwyer and Billy Harrigan Tighe joins the company on May 2. Christine will be replacing Anne Brummel as the ever-green girl from Oz, while Harrigan will be taking David Nathan Perlow’s place as Fiyero.
Dwyer returns to WICKED after touring as the understudy and standby for Elphaba on this tour for two years. Tighe also returns to WICKED after previously understudying Fiyero on this tour. He comes directly from the First National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles as Jean-Michel and is thrilled to be back in Oz.
Dwyer and Tighe join a cast that includes Tiffany Haas as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.
Teal Wicks is back in west coast for one night. She was invited to perform at May 19, 2012 California Musical Theatre’s ‘Wicked’ gala in support to support the Music Circus Foundation.
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Justin Brill, currently Boq in the First National Tour of WICKED, will teach a Musical theatre Master Class March 28 at theLakewood Center for the Arts. The Lakewood Theatre Company will host the workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 368 S. State St.
The class is designed for actors who are interested in auditioning for productions, competitions, professional training and college or conservatory programs.
Topics include singing technique, song selection, acting within a song, and honing musical-theater audition techniques.
Details will be provided upon registration. The cost is $35, or $15 for people interested in auditing the class. Space is limited. Call 503-635-3901.
Caroline Bowman, understudy for the role of Elphaba in WICKED, will be part of the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, “At This Performances”. Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 7 PM concert will be held at Off-Broadway’s The Lion Theatre.
Stephen DeAngelis will host the evening, which will feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. Also starring that night, Nick Cartell (understudy for the roles of Jesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar), Alison Cimmet (understudy for the roles of Blanche Barrow, Emma Parker, Cumie Barrow and Governor Ferguson in Bonnie & Clyde), Hannah Elless (understudy for all Female role in Godspell), Jared Gertner (standby for the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon), Eric Michael Krop (understudy for all Male roles in Godspell), Julia Mattison (understudy for all Female roles in Godspell), Kyle Post (Male Swing in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark); Nathan Scherich (understudy for the roles of Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, Gyp DeCarlo and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys) and Christianne Tisdale(understudy for the roles of Dr. Sharone Stein, Mrs. Hatch, Cynthia Rowland, Vera, Leora Kahn, Club Verdado Singer, Mrs. Lloyd, Betsy Rappaport and Radio Singer in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).
First National Tour
Sarah Schenkkan for Alli McGinnis – understudy & Glinda u/s
Cassie Okenka for Lesley McKinnell – understudy & Glinda u/s
Second National Tour
Paul Kreppel for Don Amendolia – The Wizard
Alli Mauzey has replaced Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda on the First National Tour of WICKED. Mauzey’s background as Glinda includes the San Francisco and Broadway productions.
Also, Andy Kelso is a newcomer as he joins the tour as Fiyero.
Natalie Daradich and Ashley Dawn Mortensen join the First National Tour of WICKED as stand-by for Glinda and understudy for Elphaba respectively.
Ms. Daradich will return only after a few months leaving the Second National Tour of the smashing-hit production while Ms. Dawn is a new face in the family.