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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Regarding the specifics of my ensemble track
Good morning, folks! Just jotting a quick reply to a submitted-via-comment question (as denoted by the elegant rendering of several QUESTION MARKS at left, an aesthetic choice I do not think I will make again) asking which vocal track I'll be singing in the ensemble. This is a good question with a slightly complicated answer. While I am taking over as Elphaba understudy, I am inheriting a combination of Angel Reda's vocal track and Laura Pugliese's staging track. So with all group and unison singing, I dance as if I'm Laura and sing as if I am Angel (who is on the alto line). For solo lines, however, which are assigned according to staging, I sing as if I'm Laura. (This means I sing the solo: "I hear that she can shed her skin as easily as a snake" in "Thank Goodness.")
Thanks for the question, Anonymous (who may, for all we know, be a super hero).