In theater, an understudy, referred to in opera as cover or covering, is a performer
who learns ... In musical theater, the term swing is often used for a member of the
company who understudies seve...
A swing is a performer whose job is to play one or more roles in the acting
ensemble of a show—usually a musical—when someone else is out. These
Aug 14, 2013 ... Jared is also a theater junkie. Ask him any question about any Broadway musical
and he will most likely know the answer. Jared is married to ...
Feb 18, 2015 ... The odd musical theater gig—where dancers must be ready to perform any of
possibly a dozen ensemble roles on any given day—isn't for ...
Though the term “Swing” might make you think of a beloved piece of playground
equipment, it's also a musical theater term. A Swing is like the ultimate ...
Mar 2, 2015 ... And then there's also a swing, who is someone who doesn't perform in the ... who
eventually snagged the starring role in a Broadway musical. ... I got to the theatre,
heard Jessie was out sick and went on with an hour's notice.
Nov 14, 2012 ... Imagine you're a swing in a Broadway show. ... As any musical theater pro will tell
you, the ability to perform several different versions of the ...
In this textbook for performers, the position of a Swing-an Understudy for the ...
just how vital Swings are to the success of any musical theatre production.
Heather also talks about what it's like to play every single role in the musical
theatre canon: swing, understudy, ensemble and principle. She shares the ups
Sep 30, 2015 ... For most performers in musical theatre, that means one role, a set song list and
choreography. Unless that is, that performer is the swing.