PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Don't Walk Away!" Backstage Glances at Drury Lane's Xanadu With Chris Critelli
Chris Critelli, who stars as handsome Sonny in the Drury Lane Theatre's current production of Xanadu, offers an exclusive backstage look at the disco-era musical playing the Illinois venue through Oct. 28. Read the Playbill.com story.
Hi, Playbill! Welcome to our behind the scenes glimpse of life here at Xanadu. (I had to write that sign backwards so it would work in the mirror. Be impressed.)
Let’s take a look around!
One of our pre-show rituals in the guys’ dressing room is checking out hilarious Internet videos. Here's pit singer, understudy and YouTube cowboy Jake Klinkhammer servin' up some lolz for Gene Weygandt (Danny/Zeus) & Sean Blake.
My holy trinity: sweat bands, Throat Coat and a trusty bandana.
Behold their power.
Our dry erase board is usually home to drawings too appalling to talk about in public. Here’s something a little tamer. It’s Mitt Romney and his binder full of women!
Sean Blake & Gary Carlson (Thalia/Cyclops) showing us that real men wear checkered jumpsuits.
Here in the ladies’ dressing room, Stephanie Binetti (Euterpe/Thetis) puts on one of her many wigs from our show.
And Christine Sherrill (Melpomene/Medusa) & Nancy Voigts (Calliope/Aphrodite) help her get into costume.
Here I am photo-bombing Nancy Voigts while she tweets, or instagrams, or…something.