Understudies from La Cage, Addams Family, Promises, Fela! Stand in the Spotlight Oct. 17-18

News   Understudies from La Cage, Addams Family, Promises, Fela! Stand in the Spotlight Oct. 17-18 At This Performance, the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, continues Oct. 17-18.

Natalie Weiss
Natalie Weiss

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

Among the performers who will sing and share anecdotes about their experiences on Oct. 17 are  Valerie Fagan (understudy for the roles of Alice Beineke and Grandma in The Addams Family), Adam Fleming (understudy for the role of Boq in Wicked), Dale Hensley (understudy for the roles of Albin, Francis, M. Renaud, Edouard Dindon in La Cage aux Folles), Brian O’Brien (understudy for the roles of J.D. Sheldrake, Jesse Vanderhof, Mr. Dobitch and Mr. Eichelberger in Promises, Promises), Amanda Rose (female swing in Wicked), Matt Shingledecker (alternate for the role of Tony in West Side Story) and Cheryl Stern (understudy for the roles of Jacqueline, Mme. Dindon and Mme. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles).

The Oct. 18 line-up comprises Erick Buckley (understudy for the role of Uncle Fester in The Addams Family), Colin Cunliffe (understudy for the role of Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family), Joel Karie (understudy for the role of Simba in The Lion King), Abena Koomsen (understudy fro the role of Funmilayo in Fela!), Gina Lamparella (understudy for the role of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music), Adesola Osakalumi (understudy for the role of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in Fela!), John Eric Parker (understudy for the roles of Delray and Bobby in Memphis), Jessica Lea Patty (understudy for the roles of Wednesday Addams and Morticia Addams in The Addams Family) and Natalie Weiss (understudy for the roles of the Menonites in Everyday Rapture).

The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway, Broadway at 76th Street on the 3rd Floor. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 579-4230 or by visiting www.iseats.com.

For more information visit www.musicalstonight.org.

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