In episode nine, which is titled "Fly, Fly Away," Ellis gets to sing Butler's big song at the understudy cabaret, "At This Performance," and gets fitted for Brenda costumes just in case she must go on for the female lead of Catch Me If You Can.
The series is directed by Sara Wolkowitz and presented by the YouTube channel DanceOn. Music by The Kick Drums is featured. Episodes go live every Wednesday through May 18.
According to press notes, “The first webseries of its kind, ‘Diary of a Chorus Girl’ documents the making of Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can from its first rehearsal to opening night through the eyes of a real-life chorus girl in her Broadway debut, Alex Ellis. From grueling dance rehearsals in 6-inch heels, to glamorous photo shoots, to balancing a personal life, Alex Ellis takes viewers on a theatrical journey showing what it really takes to make it on the Great White Way.”
To watch the ninth episode of “Diary of a Chorus Girl,” look below:
To watch Ellis sing the full song of "Fly, Fly Away," look below: