Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Study in Contrasts

While the rehearsal process for Snoopy!!! had its occasional uncomfortable moments and flaws, the rehearsal process for Godspell is just a wonderful, wonderful experience.

Every person in Godspell is amazingly talented, and while this is also the case for Snoopy!!!, when you consider that Godspell has fifty people or so in its cast, it is all the more amazing.

Every time I go to rehearsal, I am left in awe of how well these people can sing and dance. While I am also a part of the dancing, the directors have wisely opted to stick me in the back of the stage where wandering eyes are less likely to see my robotic motions.

Both shows are wonderful, and I am terrifically blessed to be a part of them.

One thing worth noting, though, is that I am probably the fourth oldest person in the cast for Godspell, and I'm twenty four. That leaves forty-six people younger than me. One of the two women in the cast jokes with me that we are the grandparents of the show.

However, even with the age difference, though it is relatively small, everyone in the cast is really nice to me. As I left last night after rehearsal, no fewer than three people said "Good night, AC!" This is because I'm pompous, and I insist that they call me by my blogging alias.

I don't even know some of these people's names. I'm going to have to work on that. However, with the joy that this show is, this effort won't be a chore.

9 comments:

superaustin said...

I think you need a t-shirt that reads, "I'm AC, Dammit!"

that'd make me laugh.

FlippingChipmunk said...

Dang! When they did Godspell here, there were only about 10 people in the cast. I thought it was supposed to be a small show. Hmmmmm....

Are you just a background character? No solo's or a name or anything?

Analyst Catalyst said...

SuperAustin, I'm actually working on AC t-shirts because I think it's funny. I had one made, and sent to my apt to try it out. It's just got one of my cartoons on it and the web address. I like it okay, but I want to make some better stuff too.

FlippingChipmunk, I have the part of John the baptist. My big solo song is "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord." It's going to be really cool because they've got me entering from the audience of this, like, 1200 seat outdoor theatre, and it'll just be my voice a capella to start the song. My only concern is finding the correct pitch to start out on. Because I'm one of the ten or so named characters, I also get some featured parts in the parables.

And, Godspell is usually a really small cast, but this theatre tends to have large casts, and so the director re-imagined it with a huge cast. While this sounds like it might not work, it's actually really cool. It's gonna be an awesome show.

Thany said...

Happiness is.....

.....a happy AC

FlippingChipmunk said...

Ah, ok! I bet it's gonna be a little nervewracking to be singing a capella like that. I hope you do well!

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