Meet our new Elphaba understands that Gertz will play Elphaba at this afternoon’s matinee of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. It will be the first time the understudy has put on the green make-up and flown at the Regent Theatre.

Gertz may also play Elphaba at Saturday’s matinee, it is understood.

The WAAPA graduate is a part of the show’s ensemble cast.

Gertz will be filling in for regular Elphaba Amanda Harrison, who is a 2009 Helpmann Award nominee. Harrison has missed a number of performances over the past month but is slowly returning to the show that has helped make her a household theatrical name.

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