Also 6-8 weeks is the standard rehersal time for a west end show.
ALW got it wrong with TSOM. There was an uproar in the media when it was announced that Connie would only be doing 6 shows a week. Connie was then obliged to do 8. Some performers only do 6.
So in the next ALW show, the performer is bound to have to do 8 shows.
Mmmm what to do????? Joseph is not a big sing. Short rehearsal period & 8 shows a week. Yes, 8 shows for a pro would have been a breeze. Good job Lee won isn't it? It makes you wonder why bother with TV casting if in the end, you just get a pro in to do the job. Oh and didn't they decide to close Evita earlier than usual?
Next plan...... plan foiled somewhat. Jessie didn't win. Jodie did and got lots of rehearsal time, fewer shows per week and some big names in the cast to 'compensate' when she wasn't on. The same might happen with TWOO.
BTW Does anyone know if performers are invited to audition or do they just see an ad in The Stage?