I was so excited when I got tickets to Disney’s Aida at the Palace Theater.
Having listened to the cast recording non-stop, it was closest thing I had to the experience up until that time. Add to the fact that ex-Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams was headlining the show at that time.
Alas, when I got to the theatre, first thing I saw was the cast board announcing what I dreaded. The alternate is performing the lead on that day so that means, no Michelle.
Saycon Sengbloh, who’s Rent tour work I am sort of familiar with was the right choice and despite not seeing Michelle Williams’ performance that day, Saycon’s Aida made it worth.