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“You have to act like you know what you’re doing,” says Guzman, whose twin brother, David, is a swing in “” on Broadway. “You can’t go canada goose black friday sale on and be frantic. It was definitely a whirlwind of a night.”

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canada goose factory sale Nunn was a high school athlete with scholarship offers that evaporated when he dislocated both knees in the canada goose clearance last basketball game of the season. He went to the University of Alabama on an academic and dance scholarship; ballet had been rehab for an earlier injury, and he loved it. Nunn loved opera, too, and studied cheap Canada Goose voice. But when he moved to New York a few years ago, it was in hopes of getting into “Wicked” or “The Lion King.” canada goose factory sale

canada goose clearance Nunn auditioned for the Broadway revival of “Cats,” and Blankenbuehler passed his information to the “” team. canada goose coats He had no New York theater credits and had never been a swing. canada goose clearance

“It took a while, especially with this show and all its specifics, to just be able to breathe and enjoy it,” says Nunn, who covers all six male ensemble tracks. He has friends deliberately making careers as swing performers. The jobs aren’t in the limelight’s direct heat, but they are essential to long running, big cast shows.

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“Being canada goose in an original Broadway cast would be great,” Nunn says. canadian goose jacket “Taking more responsibility here would be great, too. Add some principal tracks buy canada goose jacket cheap to my swing life.”

Lu is in her very first professional job out of college at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and she didn’t know she was being considered as a swing until she was hired.

canada goose store “Then I realized my audition process had been a test for that,” she says. Auditions were a week of “boot camp,” full days with performers learning multiple parts and Canada Goose sale then being asked to switch without warning. Lu groused to another auditioner, “Can you imagine being a swing for this show? That Canada Goose Parka would suuuuck. I would never do that.” canada goose store

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With fewer female ensemble members in “,” Lu is onstage less than Nunn and Guzman. Naturally, there are nights when it’s tough to watch from the wings. “It’s a little easier on our bodies,” says Lu, who studied dance growing up in St. Louis. “But more frazzling for the brain.”

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