Hey, I was just wondering, Lisa Brescia was credited as a standby, and I know there was also a standby for Glinda. There were also understudies for these same roles. Is a standby someone who just practices the role more and has no other part, or is there another difference. I don't remember ever seeing this term in shows before, I'm assuming it's because Wicked is so popular and the roles are so demanding, but does anyone else have any insight?
Posted on May 23, 2008, 12:59 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11