Saturday, December 18, 2010

Isabel Keating Part 1

We chatted with SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark cast member (and Tony Award-nominee!) Isabel Keating to get some backstage dish.  She told us that the view from the stage can be as thrilling as the view from the seats, especially when she witnesses particularly interesting audience reactions.  According to Keating, when Spider-Man took his debut flight at a recent performance, “a vocal child in the house shouted out, ‘Daddy!!!  SPIDER-MAN!!!!’ at the top of his lungs.  The audience laughed and roared, and it made me smile throughout the scene.”  She also has noticed that some folks find the experience an emotional one, “I’ve heard a few sniffles here and there in response to the enormity of the images and the story.  That is very gratifying.”
She also described the excitement that takes place at the stage door each night: “Since our first preview, audiences have crowded around the stage door in such supportive attendance!  It is so great to see all of the tiny ones in their Spidey costumes, and the parents and young-at-heart who appreciate the artistry and talent in the show.  We love to say hello and know who those people are who came to see us that day. We feel everyone out there in the audience, but to put faces and names to it is all the better.”

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