PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage Snapshots from Sleepless in Seattle Star Chandra Lee Schwartz
Tim Martin Gleason, Chandra Lee Schwartz and Joe West star in the world-premiere production of Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical, which is presented by Pasadena Playhouse. Schwartz shares some shots she captured during rehearsals.
Our first day in the theatre we gathered onstage for a cast circle while the lovely Sheldon Epps inspired us about the next phase of our journey with the show.
Choreographer Spencer Liff beginning the spacing process onstage.
Every day in rehearsal there were new pages of rewrites. Here is our Joe West implementing his new pages. Creating a new show is amazing because it is changing and growing every day of rehearsal and previews until we find just the right fit.
Tim Martin Gleason and me staging the song "Magic" in rehearsal. This was our first go at it.
A scene and song that was (sadly) cut from the show with Cynthia Ferrer who played my mother.
Lowe Taylor, Jay Donnell, Adam Silver and me seeing the set on stage for the first time. We were excited.
This is our Director Sheldon Epps and Assistant Director David Mancini on stage our first day in the theatre.
I caught a moment while the whole music department was together working something out. Music Director David O, Composer Ben Toth, Lyricist Sam Forman and Musical Supervisor Larry Blank. It was a beautiful moment with light filtering in.
Todd Buonopane, Terron Brooks and me having fun at lunch... bonding over orange smiles.
Our handsome and dashing lead, Tim Martin Gleason, trying to figure out what to do with a foam roller. This is DEFINITELY one of my favorites!!