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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Face of the Future: Pippin's Erik Altemus

As if the athletic Fosse choreography weren't enough, add some vigorous circus stunts, and it is easy to see why the colective body fat index of the cast of Pippin is less than 1%!  The exciting revival features an excellent mix of Broadway veterans and debutantes.  One of those newbies, Erik Altemus, is, I think, on his way to something really big.

A 2009 graduate of University of Cincinnatti's College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Altemus has already done extensive regional work, and has appeared in the award-winning NY Fringe Festival musical, Yeast Nation.  He filmed The Miraculous Year for HBO, and made his off-Broadway debut in The Fantasticks.  Looks like he is getting ready to explode on the scene in a major way.  We'll see if the magic of Pippin will be his ticket!

As Link Larkin in Chicago's Hairspray
(Bottom, right)

In Yeast Nation

Rehearsing Pippin at A.R.T.

Opening Night at A.R.T. with
Charlotte d'Amboise

Recording the Pippin TV commercial with Molly Tynes

Fastrada and her minions
(Altemus far left)

Talk about heat!  Erik and his buddies congratulate
Max von Essen at Evita


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