Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wicked 2010 Elphaba Singers: US, Australia, England, Germany, Japan


Summary: Charts for worldwide venues (US, Australia, England, Germany, Japan) list singers portraying Elphaba in Wicked the Musical beyond Broadway in 2010.


billboard outside the Orpheum Theatre where Wicked the Musical is performed in San Francisco, March 13, 2010: Bev Sykes (basykes), CC BY 2.0, via Flickr


FIRST NATIONAL TOUR
first previewopening nightfirst venue
March 9, 2005March 21, 2005Canon Theatre
Toronto, Canada
Singers as Elphaba on First National Tour in 2010
singer start datebirthdatenotes
Donna VivinoNovember 5, 2008February 22, 1978replacement of Carmen Cusack
Jackie BurnsJuly 8, 2010
Standby Singers as Elphaba on First National Tour in 2010
standby start datenotes
Merideth Kaye ClarkNovember 5, 2008replacement of Donna Vivino
Mariand TorresMay 11, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (Closed)
first previewopening nightclosing nightvenue
January 27, 2009February 6, 2009September 5, 2010Orpheum Theatre
Principal Singers as Elphaba in San Francisco in 2010
singerstart datebirthdatenotes
Teal WicksMay 2, 2009return to role after temporary replacement
by Vicki Noon
Eden EspinosaMarch 2, 2010February 2, 1978
Marcie DoddJune 29, 2010March 10, 1978
Standby Singers as Elphaba in San Francisco in 2010
standbystart datebirthdatenotes
Vicki NoonMay 2, 20091985return to role after temporary replacement
by Merideth Kaye Clark
Carrie ManolakosMarch 9, 2010
Felicia RicciMarch 30, 2010
Understudy Singers as Elphaba in San Francisco in 2010
understudystart date
Angel RedaJanuary 27, 2009
Felicia RicciFebruary 5, 2010
Alyssa FoxMarch 30, 2010
SECOND NATIONAL TOUR
first previewopening nightfirst venue
March 7, 2009March 12, 2009Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers, Florida
Principal Singers as Elphaba on Second National Tour in 2010
singerstart datebirthdate
Marcie DoddMarch 7, 2009March 10, 1978
Vicki NoonApril 6, 20101985
Standby Singers as Elphaba on Second National Tour in 2010
standby start date
Carrie ManolakosMarch 7, 2009
Anne BrummelMarch 10, 2010
Understudy Singers as Elphaba on Second National Tour in 2010
understudy start datenotes
Anne BrummelApril 21, 2009replacement of Natalie Weiss
Christine DwyerMarch 10, 2010
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (Closed)
first previewopening nightclosing nightvenue
September 5, 2009September 12, 2009September 26, 2010The Capitol Theatre
Principal Singers as Elphaba in Sydney in 2010
singerstart datebirthdatenotes
Jemma RixNovember 5, 2009December 25, 1984replacement of Amanda Harrison
Pippa GrandisonDecember 17, 2009September 12, 1970sharing of role with Jemma Rix
Patrice TipokiMay 25, 2010replacement of Pippa Grandison
Standby Singers as Elphaba in Sydney in 2010
standby start datebirthdatenotes
Jemma RixNovember 5, 2009December 25, 1984replacement of Jennifer DiNoia
Patrice TipokiDecember 17, 2009-on-call third cover
May 23, 2010
Understudy Singers as Elphaba in Sydney in 2010
understudy start datenotes
Zoe GertzSeptember 5, 2009
Justine PuyAugust 3, 2010became 2nd understudy
LONDON, ENGLAND
first previewopening nightvenue
September 7, 2006September 27, 2006Apollo Victoria Theatre
Principal Singers as Elphaba in London in 2010
singerstart datebirthdatenotes
Alexia KhadimeMay 11, 2009June 9, 1984replacementof Kerry Ellis
Rachel TuckerMarch 29, 2010May 29, 1981
Standby Singers as Elphaba in London in 2010
standby start datenotes
Ashleigh GrayJune 9, 2008replacement of Cassidy Janson
Stevie Tate-BauerMarch 29, 2010
OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY
first previewopening nightvenue
March 5, 2010March 8, 2010Metrenom Theater
Principal Singers as Elphaba in Oberhausen in 2010
singerstart datebirthdatenotes
Roberta ValentiniMarch 5, 2010August 30, 1981first preview performance by alternate due
Willemijn VerkaikMarch 9, 2010June 16, 1975to schedule conflict for Willemijn Verkaik
Alternate Singers as Elphaba in Oberhausen in 2010
alternate start datebirthdatenotes
Roberta ValentiniMarch 5, 2010August 30, 1981
Understudy Singers as Elphaba in Oberhausen in 2010
understudy start date
Melanie GebhardMarch 5, 2010
STUTTGART, GERMANY (Closed)
first previewopening nightclosing nightvenue
November 1, 2007November 15, 2007January 29, 2010Palladium Theater
Principal Singers as Elphaba in Stuttgart in 2010
singerstart datebirthdate
Willemijn VerkaikNovember 1, 2007June 16, 1975
Roberta ValentiniJanuary 7, 2010August 30, 1981
Alternate Singers as Elphaba in Stuttgart in 2010
alternate start datebirthdatenotes
Roberta ValentiniNovember 12, 2008August 30, 1981replacement of Sabrina Weckerlin
Understudy Singers as Elphaba in Stuttgart in 2010
understudy start datenotes
Melanie GebhardNovember 12, 2008replacement of Roberta Valentini
Maria WalterNovember 12, 2008became additional understudy
OSAKA, JAPAN
first previewopening nightclosing nightvenue
October 9, 2009October 11, 2009February 13, 2011Osaka Shiki Theatre
Principal Singers as Elphaba in Osaka in 2010
singer
Ebata Masae
Chiaki Kimura


Dutch singer Willemijn Verkaik originated the role of Elphaba in the Stuttgart, Germany, venue for Wicked the Musical: Wicked The Musical @Wickedthemusical via Facebook June 29, 2009

Acknowledgment
My special thanks to talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the internet.

Image credits:
billboard outside the Orpheum Theatre where Wicked the Musical is performed in San Francisco, March 13, 2010: Bev Sykes (basykes), CC BY 2.0, via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/basykes/4431754763/
Dutch singer Willemijn Verkaik originated the role of Elphaba in the Stuttgart, Germany, venue for Wicked the Musical: Wicked The Musical @Wickedthemusical via Facebook June 29, 2009, @ https://www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical/photos/a.94343781052/94353081052/

For further information:
Apollo Victoria Theatre. "Wicked the Musical -- Promotion Trailer." YouTube. March 21, 2010.
Available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0g9GmmzX0
Marriner, Derdriu. "Elphaba Singer Bios Worldwide for Wicked the Musical in 2010." Earth and Space News. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.
Available @ https://earth-and-space-news.blogspot.com/2010/12/wicked-in-2010-elphaba-in-us-australia.html
Wicked The Musical @Wickedthemusical. "German Elphaba." Facebook. June 29, 2009.
Available @ https://www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical/photos/a.94343781052/94353081052/

Cast lists:
"Wicked Cast Lists." The Wonderful Wiki of Oz.
Available @ http://oz.wikia.com/wiki/Wicked_cast_lists
Wicked The Musical. Official website.
Available @ http://www.wickedthemusical.com/#sm.000057gchf1dicf8sychdr69djuhx

Copyright Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, by Derdriu Marriner


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