HUGH JACKMAN (Professor Harold Hill) It was so nice to be again within the room.
KATHY VOYTKO (swing/Marian understudy) It was a thrill to check destructive on daily basis.
On Dec. 20, amid the Omicron surge, “The Music Man” had its first preview. 4 covers — an actor who goes on for an additional actor who calls out of a present — have been onstage.
KATE HORTON (government producer) I’d have a look at the scenario we have been going through every day, and I’d have conversations with stage administration and the inventive workforce and we might determine what to do.
SUTTON FOSTER (Marian Paroo) At one level, there have been 14 folks out of the present. We had swings protecting seven roles and making an attempt to carry up that present. They usually did. It was exceptional. Considered one of our swings, Emily Hoder, is 10 years previous, and he or she was protecting three tracks.
ZAKS I couldn’t do the vital work of addressing the fabric, making modifications within the lighting, fixing the sound, as a result of we had so might folks out. There was a second after we requested ourselves if we’d need to push opening night time.
Then it occurred: On Thursday, Dec. 23, the morning of the fourth preview, Foster examined optimistic.
FOSTER We’ve been vigilant, however I’ve a 4 ½-year-old daughter who goes to preschool. On December 20, the night time of our first preview, she hadn’t been feeling good, and my husband took her to the physician and he or she examined optimistic. However on daily basis I used to be testing destructive, destructive, destructive. Then on Thursday morning, I did a fast take a look at at residence, and it instantly was simply this impolite pink line. And I used to be like, “OK, right here we go.”
However the present nonetheless went on that night time, due to Voytko, a swing and an understudy for Marian, who mainlined the function in eight hours.
Supply: NY Times