Monday, August 08, 2011

Into the Woods we go again...


Into the Woods we go again..., originally uploaded by MrsBinParis.

If you've wondered where I've been, it's here, in front of this score. Besides taking care of my family, I've been studying the score, lining up the performers, rehearsing, and preparing for opening night. Today is preview, tomorrow we open. The music is difficult to play, sing and conduct, and the show is almost non-stop music. It's witty and irreverent and sad and touching, and I'm going to have a real challenge to not laugh out loud during performance, which so far, I have failed at miserably. But, I do really think it will be an excellent show. It's my first gig conducting a musical, and it's one of the toughest to conduct. A fun challenge, I'm really enjoying it, though not so much the insomnia that comes after my brain gets all riled up and full of Sondheim.

We'd love to have you join us. Tickets can be purchased here.

3 comments:

Roxanne M said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. You know I wish I could go! With the hundreds of shows I've seen, I've never actually seen Into the Woods. Have fun!

Terry Reynolds said...

I know this is a few years old, but I find myself viewing the very same score. :-) We have a wonderful pit, and our direction, vocal preparation and choreography have always been superb. That said, anything yiu would perhaps share for the unexpected? Thanks so much!
Terry

La Rêveuse said...

Well, it's been a while, Terry, but I had a great time directing this show, and it led to many more. :) This score is thankfully quite good and we didn't have too many snafus; the worst being when I stabbed myself in the finger at the beginning of act 2 and bled all over. Didn't miss a beat, though! ;) My keyboard players combined parts so one could run for supplies and bandage me up while I kept directing. I was blessed with excellent musicians for this pit, so it really wasn't a problem. We made adjustments here and there for time issues, but for the most part, it's so well written, it's easy to work with.

Enjoy your experience!

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