History TheOtherDarrin / Theater

23rd Nov '15 12:47:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** One very notable case is Creator/AgathaChristie's play ''TheMousetrap'' which has been running continuously for literally decades leading to actors who have played younger characters in the show taking over the roles of older characters as they've become too old to play their younger characters.

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** One very notable case is Creator/AgathaChristie's play ''TheMousetrap'' ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'' which has been running continuously for literally decades leading to actors who have played younger characters in the show taking over the roles of older characters as they've become too old to play their younger characters.
3rd Jan '15 3:51:51 PM captainmarkle
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* This may sometimes happen if a show moves theatre or does a tour in a different country; one or two actors may retain the same role, but the rest will be more local.
30th Dec '14 2:26:02 PM Prfnoff
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** Many cast recordings of musicals have used different singers, with the regular actor being unavailable due to contractual reasons (e.g. Irra Pettina replaced with Kitty Carlisle on ''Song of Norway'', Creator/EthelMerman with Dinah Shore on ''Call Me Madam''), illness (Howard da Silva replaced with Rex Everhart on ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix''), or having too small a singing part to bother (in which case another cast member usually would fill in). One unusual case is the original cast recording of ''{{Company}}'' being reissued on LP with Larry Kert (who replaced Dean Jones shortly after the Broadway opening) overdubbing all of Dean Jones's vocals.

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** Many cast recordings of musicals have used different singers, with the regular actor being unavailable due to contractual reasons (e.g. Irra Pettina replaced with Kitty Carlisle on ''Song of Norway'', Creator/EthelMerman with Dinah Shore on ''Call Me Madam''), illness (Howard da Silva replaced with Rex Everhart on ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix''), or having too small a singing part to bother (in which case another cast member usually would fill in). One unusual case is the original cast recording of ''{{Company}}'' ''Theatre/{{Company}}'' being reissued on LP with Larry Kert (who replaced Dean Jones shortly after the Broadway opening) overdubbing all of Dean Jones's vocals.vocals. In a bizarre case of [[CrosscastRole crosscasting]], Gabey's two solos in ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' were sung by Mary Martin (substituting for John Battles) on the original cast album.
30th Dec '14 2:22:11 PM Prfnoff
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** Many cast recordings of musicals have used different singers, with the regular actor being unavailable due to contractual reasons (e.g. Irra Pettina replaced with Kitty Carlisle on ''Song of Norway''), illness (Howard da Silva replaced with Rex Everhart on ''SeventeenSeventySix''), or having too small a singing part to bother (in which case another cast member usually would fill in). One unusual case is the original cast recording of ''{{Company}}'' being reissued on LP with Larry Kert (who replaced Dean Jones shortly after the Broadway opening) overdubbing all of Dean Jones's vocals.

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** Many cast recordings of musicals have used different singers, with the regular actor being unavailable due to contractual reasons (e.g. Irra Pettina replaced with Kitty Carlisle on ''Song of Norway''), Norway'', Creator/EthelMerman with Dinah Shore on ''Call Me Madam''), illness (Howard da Silva replaced with Rex Everhart on ''SeventeenSeventySix''), ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix''), or having too small a singing part to bother (in which case another cast member usually would fill in). One unusual case is the original cast recording of ''{{Company}}'' being reissued on LP with Larry Kert (who replaced Dean Jones shortly after the Broadway opening) overdubbing all of Dean Jones's vocals.
27th Jan '14 1:46:52 AM OldManHoOh
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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same.

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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same.same up until 2012.



*** As of 2012 this is no longer true.
27th Jan '14 1:45:37 AM OldManHoOh
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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same - that's TWENTY-THREE YEARS.

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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same - that's TWENTY-THREE YEARS.same.
15th Dec '13 12:11:37 AM EarlOfSandvich
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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''PhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same - that's TWENTY-THREE YEARS.

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** Aversion: While much of the Broadway cast of ''PhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has changed greatly since its original 1986 run, the actor playing Firmin has remained the same - that's TWENTY-THREE YEARS.
11th Apr '13 4:27:56 PM LizSoWhat
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* In [[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Senior Year]] Meredith Stepien replaces Bonnie Gruesen (from the first two installments) as Hermione. Of course, in true StarKid fashion, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]. Hermione breaks her nose at the beginning of the musical and fixes it with a spell, but looks different.
-->'''Hemione:''' Well, I may look different, but you guys should just treat me like I'm the same old Hermione you know and love. (To audience) And that goes for all you too. (She winks at audience)
7th Nov '12 10:08:13 PM nombretomado
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* Some shows deliberately change a character's actor mid-season, others will alternate between actors, as ACT does with Scrooge in their annual production of ''AChristmasCarol''.

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* Some shows deliberately change a character's actor mid-season, others will alternate between actors, as ACT does with Scrooge in their annual production of ''AChristmasCarol''.''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.



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15th Aug '12 2:58:06 AM FELH2
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** Creator/WilliamShakespearean actors have been known to do this as well--Ellen Terry, for example, played the Prince of Sicilia in ''The Winter's Tale'' at age eight, and later in life appeared as Hermione in the same play.

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** Creator/WilliamShakespearean [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actors have been known to do this as well--Ellen Terry, for example, played the Prince of Sicilia in ''The Winter's Tale'' at age eight, and later in life appeared as Hermione in the same play.



* Averted by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. When comedian Will Kemp left Shakespeare's company, the clown or jester characters in Shakespeare's subsequent plays have a noticeably different tone, as they were written with the darker, more cerebral style of Kemp's successor, Robert Armin, in mind.

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* Averted by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. When comedian Will Kemp left Shakespeare's company, the clown or jester characters in Shakespeare's subsequent plays have a noticeably different tone, as they were written with the darker, more cerebral style of Kemp's successor, Robert Armin, in mind.mind.
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