Posted by eglea77 2013-02-07 23:42:58
So I've decided I absolutely have to see once with Steve and Cristin in it and I'm willing to go ahead and splurge on it.....but is there any way to make sure that I actually get to see Steve and Cristin in it? I would be devastated if I went and dropped that kind of money and they were off that night. Does anyone know? Or are there certain shows that actors are more likely to take off/ shows that you have the best chance of seeing the principal actor instead of the understudy? Thanks!
Posted by juliea0513 2013-02-08 00:04:49
I always check twitter leading up to and the day of. @SteveKazee and @understudies will be your best bets!
Posted by dramamama611 2013-02-08 05:29:07
Actors are (usually) expected to perform all 8 shows. Like any regular job, they have a certain number of sick days, personal days and of course, they can get permission to take additional time away from the show, without pay. There are some roles in some shows that contractually the actors only perform 6 times with an official ALTERNATE. This is not the case with Once.
Other than that, they are there without any pattern.
Posted by lenstersf 2013-02-08 06:56:22
Do either of them have scheduled vacation anytime soon?
Posted by suestorm 2013-02-08 08:19:28
you better hurry then LENSTERSF. rumour has it that one or both may be leaving soon... i havent seen Steves understudy, but Cristens is AMAZING!!
Posted by Christopher Lippolt 2013-02-08 09:35:13
Steve Kazee was on vacation last week. He should be back to the show by now.
Posted by addicted 2013-02-08 09:52:26
i was there wednesday and steve and cristin were both out. i walked by last night and steve was still out. i've seen steve, but never cristin, in the show. cristin's understudy has one of the best voices i have ever heard. she was fantastic. and steve's understudy was great too.
i believe cristin is leaving end of march.
Posted by AntV 2013-02-08 09:54:21
Are Jersey Boys and Spiderman the only shows right now that have official alternates?
Posted by suestorm 2013-02-08 10:20:46
cristin's understudy Laura Dreyfuss has one of the best voices i have ever heard. she was fantastic.
YES!! i love Cristin too but Lauras voice is angelic!
Posted by ACL2006 2013-02-08 11:01:25
Phantom of the Opera has an alternate for Christine.