So, with our cycle of Handel's Messiah wrapping up, I've had a whole 48 hours now where I haven't had to worry about learning new music.
That period is now at an end because tonight we had our first meeting for Mid-Columbia's Musical Theatre's production of 'Cats'.
Yeah...that 'Cats'...Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical about singing, DANCING cats. Singing, YAY. Dancing...not so much. I'm not 100% unathletic...but smooth, stylized, RYTHMIC movements are not my strong point. Neither is wearing tight, clingy unitards.
There are a few roles with reduced amounts of movement...and luckily, I nailed my audition, and landed one of those roles. I'll be playing Bustopher Jones.
I'm excited. I had more stage time during our production of Les Miserables...but in this those show I have an actual feature roll...two of them in fact because I also will be singing the roll of Gus, the theatre cat, which is a very different part from the one above.
We get to ease into things...the show is for two weekend in April, and we start slow with only two rehearsals a week through January. We are expected to start learning music over the Holidays...so I hope my wife and kids enjoy listening to my 'Cat's CD as we go on Christmas visits.