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Suburban man the standby star of 'Book of Mormon'

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Rob Colletti, left, and Ben Platt, pose in front of the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Platt plays nerdy but lovable Elder Cunningham in "The Book of Mormon," and Colletti, who grew up in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, is his standby.

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Ben Platt, 19, plays the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the hit musical "The Book of Mormon." His standby is Rob Colletti, 26, of Wheaton.

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Eight times a week, Rob Colletti goes down to the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, warms up his vocals, sits in the dressing room while the hit musical "The Book of Mormon" is performed, and then goes home. Colletti, a Wheaton native, is the standby for the lead role of the nerdy but lovable Elder Cunningham. And, "it's been incredible," he said.
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    • Rob Colletti, left, and Ben Platt, pose in front of the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Platt plays nerdy but lovable Elder Cunningham in “The Book of Mormon,” and Colletti, who grew up in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, is his standby.
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    •  Ben Platt, 19, plays the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the hit musical “The Book of Mormon.” His standby is Rob Colletti, 26, of Wheaton.
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