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Shows with “secret characters”

Shows with “secret characters”

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Call_me_jorge
#1Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/10/20 at 11:17pm

What are some more examples of shows with secret additional characters?
Like the boy in Three Tall Women, the girl in Blackbird, and the vision in The Woman in Black


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broadway86
#2Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/10/20 at 11:23pm

“The Inheritance”. That’s all I’ll say, for people who haven’t seen it yet.

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GreasedLightning
#3Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 12:03am

I believe last seasons “GARY” had some uncredited performers.

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GreasedLightning
#4Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 12:03am

I believe last seasons “GARY” had some uncredited performers.

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#5Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 12:55am

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord.

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squip
#6Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 12:56am

The little girl in Betrayal?

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ClumsyDude15
#7Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 1:01am

The lady in The Scottsboro Boys.


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Hot Pants
#8Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 5:22pm

Chauncey in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

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ggersten
#9Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 6:11pm

Did "Oh Hello" announce the special guest star ahead of the evening's show? 

two ladies tickets
#10Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 7:38pm

It’s interesting how some productions of Three Tall Women don’t list the boy in the cast, making him a surprise character but some productions do. Obviously the Broadway revival kept it a secret until his appearance. I’m noticing they are doing the play at the Stratford Festival this coming season and they have listed the boy as a character in the program.
There was an off Broadway show about 20 years ago called Gameshow that had a surprise character at the end. You were supposed to think that it was some random person they had selected from the audience but it was obviously a plant.

two ladies tickets
#11Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 7:40pm

Oh also...The Lehman Trilogy. That is all I will say without giving away spoilers.

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GreasedLightning
#12Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/11/20 at 11:51pm

squip said: "The little girl in Betrayal? "

There was a little girl in Betrayal? I must have been asleep. 

SouthernCakes
#13Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 12:04am

blackbird.

Gary.

Lehman Trilogy.

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#14Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 6:12am

Jose and Yolanda- In the Heights

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#15Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 8:50am

two ladies tickets said: "It’s interesting how some productions of Three Tall Women don’t list the boy in the cast, making him a surprise character but some productions do."

When I saw the recent Broadway production, I was mainly surprised that they kept it a surprise! I’m still not sure why it mattered whether or not anyone knew in advance that this particular low-impact character would be making an appearance.

MollyJeanneMusic
#16Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 1:01pm

This actually is similar to a question I was going to pose on the board - in the Next to Normal Playbill, how did they label Aaron Tveit’s character? One of the crucial plot points is that you DON’T know the character’s name until “I Am the One - Reprise.”


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CapnHook
#17Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 1:14pm

Waiting for Godot
(a reverse surprise, no?)


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little_sally
#18Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 1:46pm

I suppose One Man, Two Guvnors' audience plant counts. She got a bow and everything.


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HeyMrMusic
#19Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 3:13pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "This actually is similar to a question I was going to pose on the board - in the Next to Normal Playbill, how did they label Aaron Tveit’s character? One of the crucial plot points is that you DON’T know the character’s name until “I Am the One - Reprise.”"

He’s credited as Gabe.

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darquegk
#20Shows with “secret characters”
Posted: 2/12/20 at 3:16pm

I think it's crucial that we know Gabe's name, and assume more or less that it isn't a secret.


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