Sunday, February 10, 2013

Farewell to Jackie Burns and Carla Stickler!

Today Oz says goodbye to two hugely influential Elphabas. Jackie Burns finished a nearly three year run with the show tonight. As everyone is probably aware, she has been extremely ill and out of the show for the past 4 weeks, we are all saddened that she cannot perform tonight. She did nearly a year on the road with the show, though I missed her in Buffalo in 2011. She is Broadway's longest contracted Elphaba, she has been with the show since September 27th, 2011!! We wish her the best in continued success on Broadway and elsewhere.
Carla started with Wicked in February 2010 as the understudy for Elphaba and Nessarose. I saw her as Nessarose in May 2011, and she remains my favorite! She was promoted in 2012 to standby for Elphaba! She will be missed dearly. Best witches for continued success to her as well!

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