What Do Swings, Standbys, and Understudies Actually Do?

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Originally posted on Oct 4, 2017
Originally posted by American Theatre Wing
A fascinating look at these crucial, high-stress acting jobs. See more at
Original description: What happens when the show can't go on? It does. In the case of "Wicked," when Glinda or Dr. Dillamond goes on vacation, it's the understudies, standbys and ...