I breathe a sigh of relief knowing my busiest week of the semester is over. Our spring musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and
the high school conference speech tournament I organized both were
biggies last week. And now, they are thankfully both in the past. My grand
total of work last Sunday through Friday = 58 hours 10 minutes. I
deserve some time off.
I hadn’t played in the pit since my senior year of high school during Anything Goes,
return to playing Broadway musicals 6 feet under the stage was a
pleasant experience. I’ll admit I had more fun being heard and not seen
rather than being responsible for a technical aspect – i.e. lights or
sound operation. Every night when returning home, the music from Forum would
circle around my brain, over and over, putting me to sleep and waking me
the next morning with it still in my ear. We only performed the music
10 times – I can’t imagine how Broadway musicians get used to playing
the same music night after night, week after week. It would definitely
be a challenge.
Last week I finally bought the Wicked soundtrack.
Two thumbs way up! If only I had discovered this gem months ago I would’ve
had more interest in seeing the national tour when it came to St. Louis. Next time…there’s
always next time.
…no one mourns the wicked
…because I knew you, I have been changed for good