Post Number: 247
|Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 1:13 pm: |
_and_ playing bass!
The Buffalo Community Theater (www.buffalocommunitytheater.com) production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" runs the second and third weeks of February.
I'm not sure what they were thinking when they picked me: I'm kind of tone-deaf, I don't sing at all (and can't help the singers), have only a passing familiarity with the treble clef, and the lst think I conducted was in 1973: my high school pep band's rendition of "Up Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon".
I am _so_ screwed.
Pit # 93.
(Message edited by fmm on January 12, 2009)
Post Number: 7323
|Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 7:26 pm: |
From what I've read of the off-broadway production, "a lot of the material is half-spoken, and even the sung parts depend more on enthusiasm than skill"; so you'll be fine!
Post Number: 1199
|Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 7:38 pm: |
Just remember to keep that long pointy thing you wave around at the other musicians away from your eyes and you should be fine. :-)
Post Number: 249
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 5:55 am: |
It's a small pit: piano, bass, drums, and another keyboard covering the other important lines. Almost all of the songs have the orchestra starting at least a couple measures before the singers, so they can get their tempo that way.
Since I'm also playing bass, I hope to keep the stick waving to a minimum.
Post Number: 1580
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 6:42 am: |
I played that some years back. I recall it was a real hoot. You'll have a great time!
Post Number: 256
|Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 9:28 pm: |
Tomorrow's opening night.