…is stupid! It really is!

Good rehearsal today. We’re fully into musical season now, with exactly a month left before the show- I’m having fun but very stressed.
We spent most of the time today practicing what Luke and I have dubbed “the nightmare.” I recorded a bit of it, maybe I’ll post it later? Only if people are interested. The nightmare is a really integral and really beautiful piece if done well- the problem is, of course, doing it well. Luke and I both have some insanely high notes, me a B and him an A, all held above the chorus. Naturally, I can’t get my note unless he does, so it’s a vicious cycle. Oh well, we’re having fun, and we sounded all right today.

We also worked on “In a Contemplative Fashion”. This piece is the epitome of Gilbert and Sullivan- four people, each singing entirely different things at the same time, and if it’s done right, it’s standing ovation quality, I think. Yet again, the problem is doing it right. The best parts are always the hardest! This piece means lots of high, fast triplets for me…*shudder*

But it really is a lot of fun. Gondoliers is such a fun show. I’m hoping very much that some of my cousins will be able to come see it…*nudge*…it’s so very funny. Good idea to read a plot summary beforehand, though.
These early cast rehearsals are especially good because you’re with the more dedicated people, not the chorus members who only join for fine arts credits. Right now I’m working with Matthew Pillsbury, Josh Hasbrouck, Luke, Matt, Keturah…I like working with these people because they know how to have fun and work at the same time! Like when we had Luke read the part of Matt’s lover when they practiced, even though there were too girls in the room. Or how when one of the female leads is missing, Matthew will fill in with his incredible falsetto- it’s hilarious, but we’re still accomplishing things!

I love G&S.

Hey, you can do a more tag on here? Cool! It’s like livejournal meets xanga! *nods*


  1. Krissy Said,

    April 17, 2006 @ 6:45 pm

    I completely agree about Myspace, I’m hoping it’s just a fad that will pass. Everybody everywhere seems to have them. =P
    Glad you’re having fun with rehearsals. Do you know which nights you are going to be performing? =)

  2. Hannah Said,

    April 18, 2006 @ 7:23 am

    Ironically, I have one (a myspace), mainly for communication. :P Kids just don’t use email these days!

    I don’t know for sure. I AM doing the first night. But as to the rest, I don’t know. Possibly first and fourth, but more likely first and third. Will let everyone know ASAP.

  3. Hannah Said,

    May 29, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    Hey! My name is Hannah too! It rocks that other people have my name! At least you don’t have tohe same last name! Are you popular? Or a nerd? Let us see! Did you watch Oprah yesterday!

  4. Banana Said,

    June 2, 2006 @ 9:31 pm


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