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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What? I just made my debut?!

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,
Felicia.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, a midshow switch? Those are always exciting, can't wait for the details!

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  2. Congratulations on your debut! I'm sure you were great.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I wish I'd been there to see you! I'm sure you did amazing, although I bet it was a surprise!

    Can't wait to hear all the gory details. :D

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  4. congrats!!!! you must reflect on defying gravity!!!!! did you even practice the lift before?

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  5. Congratulotions! You must be buzzing. I'm sure you smacked it right out of the park. Amazing news - well done!! Keep us all updated, and i love that you now have twitter!

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  6. Congratulations!! I bet you were amazing. Hopefully I will get to see you perform one day.

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  7. !!!! I follow Eden's twitter and saw her post that you'd gone on; first thing I did was come check this blog. CONGRATS! So excited for you, can't wait to hear about it!

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  8. When I saw Eden's tweet I kicked myself for not going in and doing the lottery as I had planned. I blame Tim...he told me I should pick Thursday as the best night of the week ...he was wrong. I would have loved to witness your, I am sure, fierce Elphie! Totally certain you rocked it. Well, I will be there Thursday, enjoy the moment.

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  9. You go girl! Get some rest! Love you!

    Dennis
    xo

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  10. Yay Felicia that's so exciting!!!! Congrats all the way from Australia :)

    P.S LOVING the blog!

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  11. So much for anticipation!!! What the?!?!? Can't wait to hear more!

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  12. Congratulotions, Felicia! What a way to begin an epic adventure! Here's to an wonderful career of unexpected twists and turns - may it never be boring for you! And here's hoping Eden gets better soon... So sorry I wasn't at the theatre to see it for myself, but I've been reading and reading all of the wonderful updates from the Wicked Fans who were there to see it! :) Hugs to you!!

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  13. Congrats, Felicia! I suppose we're as surprised as you are. Can't wait for your full recounting. Get lots of rest. You might have to do both shows today! Break a leg!

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  14. Wow, that must had been surprising and... insane! Congrats on your debut! :)

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  15. Hey Felicia!

    I happen to follow Eden on twitter and she said you went on yesterday! Just wanted to send you a huge congratulations...can't wait to read all about it. :)

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  16. OMG! I saw you last night and I am still reeling!! You did an amazing job! I truly enjoyed your performance, your voice is beautiful! I hope I see you again!!!

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  17. Congrats! Bet you were fantastic! Hope to see you (or Eden) on the matinee on April 10th!

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  18. Congratulations on your debut! What a way to start your standby days. I assume that when it's so sudden, you hardly have time to be nervous (at least not for long). Seems to me to be the perfect way to start :-) Looking forward to your story.
    Cathy

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  19. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you Felicia! :) Hopefully I'll get to see you as Elphaba some day!!!!

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  20. I was there....:)

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  21. Felicia, I saw you as Elphaba today and you were fantastic! It was my first time seeing the show and you blew me away. You are very talented and your voice is amazing! Congrats on a spectacular performance, girl! :)

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  22. congrats. i'm so happy for you

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  23. Yay you!!! Congratulations!

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  24. Saw you yesterday as Elphaba! YOU WERE SOOO AWESOME! Thanks for making my first experience of Wicked soo great!!!! TRULY AN INSPIRATION!

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  25. Great job Felicia, really enjoyed your Elphaba on Wed evening. You rocked DG and NGD. Keep up the good work.

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  26. Great job last nite as Elphaba!
    You rocked DG and NGD. Keep up the good work.

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  27. Sounds like I missed a memorable show. Congrats Felicia and I hope I will see you perform someday. This blog is great, I've been pretty fanatical about my love of Wicked since my first show in November and I don't see my enjoyment fading anytime soon.

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  28. Was in the audience with my family...we were so excited to be there for the show..and then doubly excited to see the Act 1 change and you perform Elphaba so magnificently!! Great to see peformers get a chance to show their stuff. : ) Thrilling to be part of your great night...and what a ride for my two step-daughters (14 and 11)..their first time to see Wicked. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world and never doubt your ability to touch people's lives with the story that is Wicked!!!!

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