Coricopat & Tantomile - 4 actors each?
Long time no see, funky peoples.
So CATS Tour V is in ol' Vancouver-town this week, and I dropped by the theatre yesterday and was able ask nicely for a programme to poke through in anticipation of the shows I & mine will soon be attending. I have read that Coricopat and Tantomile are back, but does anyone know what's going on with the casting situation? Rather than one like the other characters, there are four performers listed next to each in this programme, and in the cast bios each is listed as "swing" rather than by the named role...
There is also the usual "understudies" cluster of names at the bottom of the list, which again covers many of the same actors.
The impression that I get from reading some of the posted reviews is that the performers seem to rotate in to the role for each show, which seems... odd. Is there no primary characterization, then?
Or is this particular programme just addressing it oddly, and in other stops a primary actor has been listed?
Sounds like there's been a fair emount of shuffling in the presentation, I'm just curious for any further insight that might be available on this particular set up... Thanks!