|Vivino while Standby for Elphaba on Tour|
I have quite the history of attempts to see her as Elphaba, and those attempts finally became reality in February of this year. But first, let me explain. In Cleveland on March 1, 2008, Donna went on the night before I went. In Buffalo on July 12, 2008, she went on the night AFTER I went. In Cleveland on December 5, 2009 (when she was lead), she was on vacation the day I went. In 2011 she joined the Broadway company one week after I saw the show on Broadway. On Broadway, on August 13, 2012, she went on the entire two weeks leading up to the day I went for Jackie Burns' wedding, and then the night after I went. And early this year, I finally got to see her go green, and it was worth the wait.
She is phenomenal, and such a nice person. I am honored to have witnessed her performance, and she has gained a supporter for life. Not only is she incredible onstage with a beast of a voice, but she couldn't be more kind, smart or down to earth. I can't believe she is leaving Wicked, but she is going straight into rehearsals for another show called "Stars of David," which will run Off-Broadway for 6 weeks later this year. "Because I knew you..."
|Donna and I in July 2008 (first meeting!)|
|Donna and I in August 2011|
|Donna and I after I saw her in February!|
|Donna, Tiffany Haas & I in August 2013|