By Emily Cary - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"I hugely enjoy working with both casts," said Miss Leonard, who studied at Juilliard. "We swap back and forth during rehearsals, and the sisters keep us in stitches. Rossini creates strong, positive female characters. Even when Angelina is still in the ashes, she has fire in her belly, and Speranza brings out her sparkiness in the music. The best part of sharing a role is getting to hang out all the time with your friend."