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John Lindsay

Odds are good that if you spent any time at the Manderley Bar, or if you were just passing through, you would run into Mr. Lindsay. 

  • We first met John when he was entertaining in the Manderley with his wife Elizabeth. Back in 2014, the Lindsays spent most of their time hosting guests in the Heath restaurant. During the summer we attended a happy hour in the Heath and watched them entertaining dinner guests.
  • The first (and most memorable) time we saw John Lindsay sing was at our first ever party, Inferno 1.0. We opted for the dinner/show/party ticket and although the dinner was mediocre, John closed out the evening by singing a mashup of a variety of songs. His performance was haunting and riveting. You could have heard a pin drop it was so quiet.
  • At the first ever Supercinema party (Romeo + Juliet) we were married by John. Kit grabbed us and dragged us to Duncan’s tent where John was set up to perform marriages. When Kit introduced us to “John” who would be performing our ceremony, he (very straight faced) immediately corrected her that his name wasn’t John but Mystic. Kit burst out in laughter with an “OK Mystic” and we couldn’t stop giggling like children.  

Here are some of our favorite John Lindsay moments:

Goodbyes :(

Just echoing everyone else - 

I can’t imagine the McKittrick Hotel without Mallory Gracenin. Her brilliant wit and awesome talent brought so much magic to the show. I’m grateful to Mallory for always being warm and kind, for treating fans like and equals and making us feel welcome. ♥ ♥

Elizabeth Romanski - Violet and Max are THE classic man and woman in bar, the standard of wit and charm and creative improvisations. The utter perfection of her Hecate will also be dearly missed.

Nick Atkinson  - Does anyone not love Maximilian? Glad he’ll be back eventually.

Onalea Gilbertson - One of the best ever Follies hosts, fingers crossed that she’ll still come back and host again sometimes…!

Hope Davis - A true legend of the McKittrick, going all the way back to Boston.

Paul Corning - I’ll always remember Darius on the rooftop, back when Gallow Green was another world…

SNM - 2/5/2017

Superbowl? What Superbowl?

Macbeth: Joe Poulson

Lady Macbeth: Andrea Murillo

Macduff: Sam Asa Pratt

Lady Macduff: Ryan VanCompernolle

Duncan: JWW/????

Malcolm: Adam Griffith

Banquo: Brendan Duggan

Bald Witch: Stephanie Crousillat

Boy Witch: Tyler Phillips
Sexy Witch: Emily Oldak

Hecate: Onalea Gilbertson

Porter: Nick Dillenburg

Agnes: Kelly Todd
Danvers: Debra Zalkind

Speakeasy: Doug Burkhardt

Fulton: Parker Murphy

Taxi: Paul Corning

Matron: Ida Saki

Nurse: Risa Steinberg

Woman in Bar: Virginia Logan
Woman in Bar: Jackie Schram
Woman in Bar: Ava Lee Scott

Highlights:

- Sexy Witch pulled me in for a dance when I got down to the ballroom. It took so much willpower to fight the urge to follow her after that when she’s been staring into your eyes for what feels like ages.
- I had a mission before the show. I wanted to try to have a Macduff storyline show. I didn’t hold much hope to stick to it because once I get inside the hotel my mind and legs wander. (Ages ago I wanted to just do a full show with the witches and that still hasn’t happened…) This time I pretty much kept to it. First loop Lady Macduff, second loop Macduff, end of show Taxidermist.
- During the first banquet I did pop up to the 5th floor because I promised @openlockswhoeverknocks that I would remember to check who was Matron. I was shocked to find Ida in the hut and more shocked that it was a 1:1 time. Her 1:1 was fantastic and I loved her little smirk at me when I confirmed yes I wanted sugar as well as the milk in my tea!
- I think @lucisferre84 may have mentioned this once, but Sam’s Macduff keeps his eyes on his wife 95% of the time during the ballroom despite Sexy’s best efforts to distract him. Maybe that is why it is even more heartbreaking when Danvers makes Lady Macduff watch Sexy finally get what she wants from Macduff.
- In defense of Macduff: I rarely ever hear about anyone following him (and may have heard him referred to as boring before), which is a shame, because his ballroom to banquet part of the loop is just excellent. It’s nonstop, no down time, so you don’t have a chance to get bored with him. And he’s got some of the best dances in the building!
- Witnessed probably the tallest gathering of McKittrick residents in the Speakeasy for the card game. (Adam Malcolm, Sam Macduff, Brendan Banquo, Doug Speaks) These are the things that go through my brain at random moments during the show.
- Fulton’s FACE when Taxi came in to ask to get his coat sleeve stitched up. Most of the time I see Fulton remain pretty stoic in that encounter with Taxi, sometimes even relatively friendly. This time he was not amused and the suspicion told in his face and I loved it. The reaction was perfect considering Paul’s Taxi and kudos to Parker for just the best expression during that whole scene.
- JWW snuck out during the second banquet and I have no idea who it was I saw as Duncan during the finale. Definitely not Gino or Phil Atkins and not even Sam Meredith who I saw once recently. It was someone who seemed much younger and it was only like halfway through the finale that I finally took notice and was like “wait… who is that?!“
- Never noticed this before, but after the show Cordelia was positioned by the front door directing people to the Lodge and asking them to step forward into the hallway to put their coats on. Very helpful and also a bonus to get to see her.

SNM #51-52 02/12/2017

Early

Macbeth: Joe Poulson
Lady Macbeth: Ida Saki
Macduff: Sam Asa Pratt
Lady Macduff: Jenna Saccurato
Duncan: Phil Atkins?
Malcolm: Tim Heck
Banquo: Brendan Duggan
Bald Witch: Stephanie Crousillat
Boy Witch: Tyler Phillips
Sexy Witch: Emily Oldak
Hecate: Mallory Gracenin
Porter: John William Watkins
Agnes Naismith: Ryan VanCompernolle
Danvers: Hope Davis
Speakeasy: Nick Dillenburg
Fulton: Matty Oaks
Taxi: Marc Cardarelli 
Matron: Jackie Schram? 
Nurse: Marissa Maisle
Man in Bar: Paul Corning / Nick Bruder
Woman in Bar: Ava Lee Scott

Late

Macbeth: Erik Abbott-Main
Lady Macbeth: Annie Rigney
Macduff: Austin Dale Tyson
Lady Macduff: Kelly Todd
Duncan: Phil Atkins
Malcolm: Adam Griffith
Banquo: David Botana
Bald Witch: Marissa Maislen
Boy Witch: Steven Apicello
Sexy Witch: Evelyn Chen
Hecate: Onalea Gilbertson
Porter: Nick Dillenburg
Agnes Naismith: Mallory Gracenin
Danvers: Jenna Saccurato
Speakeasy: Nick Bruder
Fulton: Parker Murphy
Taxi: Sam Asa Pratt
Matron: Virginia Logan
Nurse: Risa Steinberg
Man in Bar: Shane Jensen
Woman in Bar: Jackie Schram / Ava Lee Scott

I spent too much time in the bar in the early show and made a rookie mistake not having cast written down during the break, plus hangover from the party, so pls everyone who was there tonight help me complete the list.

What an emotional night. 4 residents are checking out after tonight.

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SNM - 2/6/2017

Macbeth: Erik Abbott-Main

Lady Macbeth: Annie Rigney

Macduff: Jeff Docimo

Lady Macduff: Isadora Wolfe

Duncan: Gino Grenek

Malcolm: Paul Corning

Banquo: Doug Burkhardt

Bald Witch: Marissa Maislen

Boy Witch: Steven Apicello
Sexy Witch: Taylor Drury

Hecate: Elizabeth Romanski

Porter: Nick Bruder

Agnes: Emily Oldak
Danvers: Debra Zalkind

Speakeasy: Nick Dillenburg

Fulton: Marc Cardarelli

Taxi: Austin Tyson

Matron: ? (sorry!!)

Nurse: ?

Man in Bar: Nick Atkinson
Woman in Bar: Jackie Schram

So I sometimes do this weird, embarrassing thing when I see something I haven’t seen before or something rare that I haven’t seen in a while, which is throw my arms out, bend my knees, and silently mouth “holy shittttttt!” This happened twice tonight: when Nick Bruder emerged as Porter, and when Emily’s Agnes strolled into the lobby. I spent the majority of the first loop alone with the Porter and I am so glad I finally got to see Nick B in the role.

SOOOO many things to see though! I was so distracted and torn by everything on the first four floors that I never made it up to 5. Sorry!