So, here's a funny story: on my first day as the new Elphaba standby, I went on midway through Act I.
That's right, friends: tonight was my Elphaba debut.
How do I feel, you ask? Like I just drove a flaming eighteen wheeler down a labyrinthine, unpaved road into a snowbank, while blindfolded and with the parking brake still on. Which is terrifying but, let's be honest, exhilarating. I'm sure we all did something resembling that when we were in our early teens.
What does this mean for Unnaturally Green? Well, dearests, expect a full recounting come tomorrow night, at which point I expect I will have some down time to reflect on the insanity that is being an Elphaba standby. In the meantime, I've got to rest up, massage my poor, startled larynx, and try to get some rest in case I have to go on for the matinee.
As always, I remain your humble friend,