Wicked, Les Mis, and A Christmas Story Actors Talk Broadway Tours on The Ensemblist
Acting on the road is the subject of the behind-the-scenes podcast's latest episode.
Episode 44 of Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone's Broadway podcast The Ensemblist will discuss "Life on Tour."
Guests for the latest episode include Ryan Jackson, Rachel Rincione, and Kirsten Wyatt. The actors chat about performing in the productions that bring Broadway to cities all across North America while facing the challenge of constantly opening and closing the same show as they travel from city to city.
Jackson has been touring with the Munchkinland Tour of Broadway's long-running hit Wicked for five years. He explains how different theaters affect the staging of the show, as well as how vacation rental homes and condominiums, instead of hotels, help to differentiate tour stops. Rincione (Les Misérables) describes the various tasks that must take place in each city before an audience arrives, such as sound check and organizing dressing rooms. Wyatt (A Christmas Story) also mentions how shows differ between the Broadway and touring productions, and how she maintains friendships and relationships while on the road.
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