Sunday, 17 January 2010
Update From Elphaba!!!!
Hi everyone! Rachel here. I just want to say how overwhelmed I am at the massive amount of support and wonderful messages I've received over the past few days. Thank you so much for your interest and encouragement.
I know how adored the show 'Wicked' is by its thousands of loyal fans (i know because i am one of them) which is why I'm honored, as well as beside myself with excitement to be taking on this extraordinary role.
It has been my dream part since watching the show on Broadway, Christmas 2004 when I begged my mum and sister to go to New York; them thinking it was for a shopping trip, but really it was to see this show that everyone was talking about! so to have it come true is just, well. . . . WICKED!- Sorry about the pun!
I begin rehearsing 1st March and open on the 29th-WOW!-that gives me the shivers just typing that! AND I'm thrilled to say that I'll be working along side the extremely talented Lou Dearman who will be playing Glinda! The amazing thing is we met for the first time last March working on Gary Lake's musical pastiche 'So Jest End', where we actually played these parts! Lou as Glinda and I as Elphaba! neither of us knowing it was to happen for real a year later!!!
Well theres a lot to be done before the 29th March and a break before hand is definitely on the agenda! Happy new year to you all and blog soon I hope. xrx
Ps just would like to say a massive congratulations to Karen and Richard on their beautiful new baby girl! x