Question from Taylor:
I have a question about fan mail. I have an Original Broadway Cast Carrie the Musical poster that I would love to get Charlotte d'Amboise to sign at Pippin. I have had success sending Playbills to shows, but I have never sent a poster. The poster is EXTREMELY rare and in very good condition. I wanted to know if you would recommend sending it and hoping someone will go through the trouble of sending it back or if I should wait and try to stage door Pippin while I'm in the city. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
In the past, I have had some success sending special Playbills and posters to shows and getting them signed by specific cast members. But, I have also had a few failures. When you factor in things like your letter getting lost in the mail, the stage manager misplacing it (or not bothering to get it signed) and everything else that can go wrong when you send fan mail, the risk of never getting the poster back is pretty large. If you do send the poster to Pippin, there is a fairly good chance that it would get signed and returned, but, since it sounds like the poster is very rare and important to you, I probably wouldn't send it as fan mail. Getting it signed at the stage door is a much safer option.
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