In January, I got the opportunity to see new cast members Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski and Tim Kazurinsky, the new Fiyero, Nessarose, and Wizard on the First National Tour, but only reviewed the cast members that were there before. In addition, I also got to see understudies Rick Desloge as Boq, and Keith A. Bearden as Dr. Dillamond. I did not post a review on these cast members and I am doing so now!
|Alison Fraser and Tim Kazurinsky|
Rick Desloge was an awesome Boq. It was so cool to finally see him in the role after all these years (I have seen him in the ensemble 4 times) never thinking I'd get to see him go on. He has a really nice voice and I loved that he laughed a lot. He seemed genuinely joyous in the Ozdust scene, but then later he just ran out of enthusiasm for Nessa. I think we have all had relationships, or known people in relationships, where it all starts out really well and then it just falls apart, and something about Rick and Jenny brought that out and I found that funny. Finally, Keith A. Bearden was an awesome Dr. Dillamond. VERY soft spoken, he has a much higher voice than Tom Flynn. Both work excellently but it was a cool change! I don't know what else I can say about the role of Dr. Dillamond, but he did an excellent job!
Here are some stage door pictures I never posted!