I'll never complain about seeing an understudy after....
Posted by: towel05:41 pm EDT 04/19/17
In reply to: Patti Out - EmeraldAisle11:37 am EDT 04/19/17
... watching Bernadette Peters do her best to get through a preview of Gypsy. The poor woman was clearly sick. By the end of the evening no sound at all was coming out. It was mostly air. I worried she was doing permanent damage to her instrument. I wished she'd taken the night off. I'd never seen her onstage and was thrilled to see her, but it really would have been in her best interest to have taken that performance off. She took several performances off just after that.
Sometimes, I'd even say often, when you're seeing an understudy, you're better off.