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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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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.
Thinking now of the show, I already feel nervous, because, unlike an alternate, an understudy doesn't get to rehearse unless the main actor is absent.
ACTOR Freddie Fox, pictured left, has joined Sir Kenneth Branagh's production of Romeo And Juliet after the male lead and his understudy were both injured.
Myself and Richard were on the last tour, Richard as understudy for Hannay and myself as understudy for the other two," said Rob.
The absence of a noteworthy relationship between parental and understudy smoking in Brazilian Medical Schools was in all probability the after effect of low daily consumption of cigarettes.
Reto Foundation intends to start the profound study program in rustic and under considered territories to enable the general population there through preparing, framing understudy clubs and holding book drives.
It sounds like the plot of a Broadway musical: Sutton Foster was the understudy in the La Jolla production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" when the lead dropped out--and the producers offered her the title role, for which she would go on win the Tony Award.
INSIDE NO 9 (10pm BBC Two) TONIGHT'S episode, The Understudy, isn't played as much for laughs as most of the other instalments in this excellent anthology have been.
9 (Wednesday, BBC Two, 10pm) THE collection of darkly comic tales from the minds of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith continues with The Understudy.
Sydney, Sept 21 ( ANI ): Australian wicketkeeping great Ian Healy has said that Matthew Wade might cease to be an wicketkeeping understudy to Brad Haddin following his demotion from the one-day team for the limited-overs tour to India.