Mermaid, Sunday, Wicked, Blonde and Spring Understudies to Take Centerstage March 9-10

News   Mermaid, Sunday, Wicked, Blonde and Spring Understudies to Take Centerstage March 9-10 At This Performance, the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, will continue March 9 and 10.
Coleen Sexton
Coleen Sexton

Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 8 PM concerts will be held at Off-Broadway's McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Casting director Stephen DeAngelis will host the evenings, which will feature musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz.

Among the performers scheduled to entertain on March 9 are Cicily Daniels (understudy for the role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid), Dena Digiacinto (understudy for the roles of Bebe, Connie, Diana and Kristine in A Chorus Line), Emily Fletcher (understudy for the roles of Sheila, Judy and Val in A Chorus Line), Lyndy Franklin (understudy for the roles of Maggie, Bebe, Kristine and Connie in A Chorus Line), Jeff Kready (understudy for the roles of Louis/Billy Webster/Bather, Franz/Lee Randolph and Soldier/Alex in Sunday in the Park with George), Matthew Labanca (understudy for the role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein), Aaron Ramey (understudy for the roles of Aaron Fox and Daryl Grady in the Broadway production of Curtains), Paul A. Schaefer (understudy for the role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera), Brian Shepard (understudy for the role of Igor in Young Frankenstein), Laurie Wells (understudy for the roles of Donna Sheridan, Tanya and Rosie in Mamma Mia!) and Briana Yacavone (understudy for the role of Nessarose in Wicked).

The March 10 evening will boast the talents of Ashley Arcement (female swing in the Grease), Beth Curry (understudy for the roles of Brooke Wyndham, Pilar and Margot in Legally Blonde), Brian Charles Johnson (understudy for the roles of Moritz and Georg in Spring Awakening), Kate LoPrest (understudy for the roles of Clio/Kira, Euterpe, Siren, Thetis, Erato, Hera and '40s Singer in Xanadu), Eryn Murman (understudy for the roles of Wendla and Ilsa in Spring Awakening), Coleen Sexton (standby for the role of Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked), Bret Shuford (understudy for the roles of Prince Eric and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid), Chelsea Morgan Stock (understudy for the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Andrew Varela (understudy for the roles of Jules/Bob Greenberg, Boatman/Dennis and Mr./Charles Redmond in Sunday in the Park with George) and Andre Ward (understudy for the roles of Sonny, Calliope, Aphrodite, '80s Singer, Hermes and Centaur in Xanadu).

The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway, Broadway at 76th Street on the 3rd Floor. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.

For more information visit www.musicalstonight.org.