Villain Max Mencken's tired vocal cords forced the cancellation of last night's performance of It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! at the Dallas Theater Center. Actor Patrick Cassidy, who plays Superman's nemesis, was ordered by a doc to go on "vocal rest" for a couple of days. With no understudy for Cassidy waiting in the wings, DTC called off the show.
Patrons were met at the door to the Wyly Theatre last night by members of the DTC house staff, who invited them to exchange their tickets for any other performance (the musical runs through July 25). They also offered disappointed theatergoers free tix for last night's performance of Disney's Beauty & the Beast across the street at the Winspear Opera House (which tells you how well that show is selling).
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Choreographer Joel Ferrell will go on for Cassidy at tonight's performance, said DTC PR guy Jacob Cigainero. Cassidy is expected to step back into the show this weekend.