So, King and I is in full swing now. We have done two weekends of shows so far (8 shows), and we have two weekends to go.
I did complain in the beginning, I guess, about the disorganized staff and weak cast....but I've grown to really like and possibly even love these people, and the thought of leaving them scares me. I will be back for Pirates of Penzance, most likely.
Gotta find out more about that...operetta? Right?
I have a pretty wide range, and this, I suppose, comes with consequences.
As a tenor, alto, belter, mez, and soprano, I can pretty much sing any part that somebody gives me, with a few exceptions of course. I am currently in the King and I, as a chorus member, but during the "Praise to Buddha" scene, the musical director wants the sopranos to hit 2 D's above middle C. Ironic, is it, that I can hit that C, but as soon as I get to the D, I suddenly sound like a dying animal. How the hell do I get up there without killing myself? I know I can!
As frustrating with it is, I will continue to try.
Peace, love, joy.