A lot has happened since July. I’ve had preliminary meetings with the producers and designers and the vision for the production has begun to take shape. We now have a set design in place, a solid direction for costumes, and have begun work on publicity materials. Updates on all these fronts are forthcoming.
We’ve also just had our public sing-through of the entire score, and it was a fabulous success. There was a huge turnout and the singing was grand. As is always the case, I never begin to truly love the music until I’ve heard it sung live. While I’ve been listening to an excellent recording, I hadn’t heard it in all its joyful exuberance until the live sing-through. With no preparation and no rehearsal, this group of folks were able to show me the beauty, the whimsy, the fun, and the passion behind the music.
Next come the auditions…..