understudy


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understudy

an actor or actress who studies a part so as to be able to replace the usual actor or actress if necessary
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Last year, after leaving the Royal College of Music, he became the understudy in the Glyndebourne Touring Opera production of Macbeth.
Callaghan did not deliver an understudy's performance of Tevye, managing to capture the pathos of the original stories by Sholem Aleichem, the simplicity of the town's way of life and the importance of family.
"It was first suggested that Martine do just three performances a week and her understudy the rest - but then no one would want to buy tickets for an understudy, so that just wouldn't work.
The understudy cast consists of Matthew Callas, Sierra Bouchard, Katie Staroszczyk, Colby Willis, Mary McMurray, Trevor Freeman, Steven Weiss, Annalise Welsch, Bella Buono, Roy Dumblauskas, Charlie Dennis, Alexis Lee, Brandon Neyzelman and Ashley Carrier.
Meanwhile, McLeish has paid tribute to goalkeeping understudy Brad Guzan's performance at Bolton.
When they do that on films it is called an understudy and the person just has to wait.
Taylor as company "understudy." He was kind and thoughtful to me, and I found his works to be the ultimate joy to dance.
That means Stefan Klos could be without an understudy unless Rangers ask the SPL for permission to sign emergency cover.
She was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales, Heath, and her understudy had to take over for two shows on Saturday.
During "Lady's" first stand at the National Theater last spring, McCutcheon performed Eliza less often than her first understudy, Alexandra Jay.
BOLTON boss Sam Allardyce is searching for a temporary goalkeeper after a freak training ground accident sidelined regular understudy Steve Banks for two weeks.
Effectively, it placed 23-year-old Moody third in the list of Tigers' No 7s, having already played understudy to Neil Back.