Just a blind squirrel

… hoping to find a nut now and then

Name that Glinda

with 2 comments

In preparation for finally hanging up some of my framed Wicked stuff, I took a closer look at the cast-signed poster I got in 2005 when the national tour came to San Francisco. And much to my surprise, even though Kendra Kassebaum played Glinda at that time, I can’t find what for sure is her signature on the poster.

So I’m curious: Did Kendra sign my poster? If not, which Glinda DID sign my poster? Or did NO Glinda sign it? I’m appealing to Wicked fans to help me here, since a look at lists of Glindas hasn’t helped me figure it out.

The poster image is below — click on it for a much larger version. Traditionally, Glindas sign somewhere in the area of the white-clothed witch. The signature on the sleeve near the wrist, between Paul Slade Smith (Witch’s Father) and Jenna Leigh Green (Nessa Rose), could be Kendra, but it doesn’t match up that well with the other Kendra signatures I have. (PHOTO ADDED OF THOSE BELOW.)

UPDATE: I now think the one between Paul Smith and JLG is actually Aaron Albano (ensemble). One person asked about the signature within the K in Wicked, and I think that’s K.W. Miller (ensemble).

I believe the signature on the hat might be Laura Dysarczyk (swing, and since she’s in the SF production now, I can ask her sometime), and the one on her nose could be Maria Eberline (ensemble). Beyond that, I’m kind of stumped, but I see no other signatures that could be Kendra’s. If she didn’t sign it, then presumably somewhere is the signature of a previous Glinda, but I have no clue who to look for.

I’ve also included a photo of the program’s cast listing for cross-referencing. By the way, while I realized earlier that Adam Lambert was in that cast (and signed the poster), I just now noticed Brooke Elliott also was in it. I’ll have to figure out which signature is hers, too.

CLICK TO ENLARGE:

Yes, it's wrapped in plastic, which I know makes it harder to read

And here’s that program (click to enlarge):

ADDED — photos of other Kendra Kassebaum signatures I have (click to enlarge):

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Written by ChrisShut

July 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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  1. it’s hard to say.
    i just went through the stuff i have signed by Kendra, and the signitures look different, but her K’s are usually the same.. i was trying to look for that on your program, but i couldn’t find it.

    Meghan

    July 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  2. Could that be it in the very bottom left hand corner, the one that is pretty much covered by the frame? Otherwise, I can’t find hers on there 😛

    Megan

    August 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm


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