So I saw a while ago on twitter that this little girl went up to a wicked ensemble cast member and asked for an autograph and the mom said “oh, honey. Are you sure? She’s just an ensemble member.” AND WHEN I READ THAT, I WAS FUMING. BECAUSE NO. SHE IS NOT JUST AN ENSEMBLE MEMBER. SHE IS A HUGE PROCESS/COMPONENT OF THE PIECE. WITHOUT HER, OZ AND SHIZ WOULD LOOK A LIL WEIRD WITHOUT TOWNSPEOPLE/STUDENTS. YOU WOULDN’T GET THE WOW FACTOR OF THE SONGS WITHOUT THEIR VOCALS. THAT’S HOW I FEEL HERE. IT PISSES ME OFF THAT, EVEN THOUGH WILL HAS A SPEAKING ROLE, PEOPLE TOTALLY LOOK PAST HIM. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ben and Laura, but people need to learn to love Mike and Kris and Will and Michael and Rachel and Jenn. They’re all literally perfect. Heck, I even love Olivia and she’s rarely onstage. WHY CAN’T PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT A CAST IS LIKE A MACHINE. THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO TELL THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY AND THEY ARE LITERALLY EQUALS. TREAT THEM AS SUCH.