Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweeney

A few years ago, I headed to a community theatre production of Sweeney Todd, and fell in love with the show. There were some musical pieces in it that I just loved loved loved... and well, quite a few that sucked. Ok, more than a few. But the potential was there.
It has some seriously challenging pieces... last year, I got to see the movie, and wasn't as impressed, they'd cut quite a few pieces out, and the singing wasn't spectacular.
It's so hard to get a good balance, people who can sing, and people who can act.
I'm not an actor.
I know I can sing a little, and I'm proud of that...

So, I'm excited to say, I'm part of the chorus for the 'Umberland Players production of Sweeney Todd!

I'm doubly excited about the chorus, because I know there's some really challenging bits in there that I'm pumped to have a go at.... annnnnd, I nearly didn't try out for this show, as I didn't want to have the huge time commitment (that last year's show required- when all the cast are on stage for the entire show!). So, as much fun as it would have been to play the part of the beggar lady (which I did try out for) I'm relieved not to be her.
I'm just processing all this right now, but I really feel like I held back at the call-backs too... especially after seeing the calibre of the people at the first audition, I felt like it was a joke that I was trying out for a part.... which is totally fine, "you don't know what you don't know" and I think that going into the audition, I was thinking of last year's cast, and how we would operate for this play... not knowing that 75% of the people at the first audition were totally new to me, if not to Players...

4 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

I've been trying to follow this .. I truly have. I still feel like I'm in some time warp ... maybe it's the canadian?

L.Bo Marie said...

I tried out for a play, and I got a part in the chorus.

or do you mean the blog itself?
I don't have the time I once had to keep it fully updated, so it's just me working out the details in my brain of some of the bigger things. (ie festival, relationships ect).

it may never make sense.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well thanks ... it's fun anyway!

The Bunns said...

Yes! And, it keeps him out of our hair some!