Big Band Beat!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The new cast I have arrived with is amazing. Even before I heard everyone sing I was smitten. There are 7 of us newbies altogether, 4 boys, 3 girls and each and every one of us is a darling if I do say so myself. All of us seem to be on the same page, we all realize that we are going to be each others family for the next 8 months so we better learn to love each other early! lol, which is easy with this group.
Sunday, we had a chance to see the show that we will be performing 5days a week 5shows a day, beginning 9/1, and I was a bit...shall we say...anxious. I mean, this is going to be my life until April...what if I didn't like it?!
That wouldn't have mattered, I'm a professional, and its a job. But how much better are jobs when you absolutely LOVE them? Am I right? No need to answer that. We both know the answer.
So we sit down in the theatre, which seats about 1500, and is BEAUTIFUL, it has a very intimate feeling, it reminded me and Katie (one of my fellow singers) of The Pasadena Playhouse, not the look, just the feel.
Anyway, the theatre was PACKED, totally and completely, and they told us that it is like that every show! There are patrons who have annual passes and are just fans of Big Band Beat (that's the name of my show) and will queue up for every show. They come to the park and thats all they do!
SO, the lights dim, and I start getting excited, it goes to black and then the music starts and the lights start dancing all over the curtain, the curtain rises and there is the Band! I totally got chills and started giggling like a school girl. The show opens with It Don't Mean a Thing, which as we all know is one of the greatest toe-tapping songs of all time.
I don't need to do a full play by play, lets just say the show was AMAZING, and I can't wait to be in it!