I wanted to send out a big congratulations to the cast and crew of Arden Theatre Company‘s The Flea and the Professor for being nominated for 12 Barrymore nominations. The nominations included everything from Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical to Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.
Earlier this summer I understudied the role of the Professor and had a blast singing, dancing, and befriending a Flea to find my true love. I’ve done other children shows before, but the Arden’s was top-notch: they’re high quality, expertly conceived, and just a whole lot of fun. Kudos to everyone in the cast and crew.
I’m sure if there were Barrymores for Outstanding Understudies in a Musical more than a few of us in the u/s cast would have been nominated as well. As the Flea and the Professor sing at the end of Act I, “Up, up, up in the sky…” Here’s to high flying and lots of continued success for the great musical.