CUE & A REVISITED: What's Your Worst Flubbed Line/Missed Cue/Onstage Mishap?; 60 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
23 Aug 2012

Spencer Kayden

Spencer Kayden
One night during Urinetown, I was in the basement watching "American Idol" and over the speakers I heard Jeff McCarthy (Officer Lockstock) onstage screaming, “Little Sally! Little Saaaalllly!” waiting for me to show up.... Not long after that, my dog Wallace escaped from my dressing room, ran down five flights of stairs and wandered onto the stage during the love duet. Luckily he didn’t pee.

Kate Baldwin
During the Toronto dress rehearsal of White Christmas, a couple of us were swapping stories of line flubbage right before curtain. So I got out there with Shannon O'Bryan to sing "Sisters" and made the same "lyric rewrite" that I had just laughed about. I strongly believe in karma.

Stephanie J. Block
Boy From Oz...I wore many different tights and panty hose throughout the play. One quick change, my tights decided to get stuck to the pants of my next change. During the scene they kept creeping out. I did not feel them until they were hanging out my pant leg and dragging across the stage. Hugh and I were tripping all over them. Finally, I had to tug these long tights out from my pants. There was no way of hiding it from the audience. Hugh and I were crying we were laughing so hard. I love moments like that!

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