UPDATE: 'Blood Brothers' lead loses her voice
This just in from the Irish Classical Theatre Company: Loraine O'Donnell, who played the lead (and admirably, at that) in the ICTC opener "Blood Brothers," has lost her voice. A cast member tells me that weekend's shows were cancelled, and O'Donnell, at least for the time being, will be replaced by local actor Michele Benzin. More to come during the week.
UPDATE: Vincent O'Neill, artistic director at ICTC, confirms that Benzin has been brought in to learn O'Donnell's role, and that she will likely take on the role for the coming week's performances. After cancelling the show's performances this past weekend, O'Neill said, "We felt we couldn't afford to cancel the show for two weekends."