Monday, January 30, 2012
Daradich and Mortensen join Wicked 1st National Tour!
Natalie Daradich and Ashley Dawn Mortensen are new faces for the first National Tour of Wicked! Natalie, who recently finished up a 2 year run as Glinda on the 2nd National Tour, joins as the first ever Standby for Glinda on the 1st. Ashley replaces Carla Stickler in the ensemble as an understudy for Elphaba as Carla has moved on up to standby! Good luck ladies! :) Natalie first joined Wicked in 2007 in the original ensemble member and cover for Nessarose, then added understudy for Glinda. In 2008, she moved up to standby for Glinda and continued understudying Nessarose. She transferred to the San Francisco company in 2009 in the same track, where she remained through the beginning of 2010. Natalie transferred to the 2nd National Tour as Glinda on March 10th 2010, and ended her run on September 25th 2011. Mortensen is completely new to Wicked!