There was an Artistic Team Meeting for Bridge to Terabithia tonight. It was nice to officially meet everyone and figure out, generally, how this whole process is going to work. We hashed out a lot of logistics and it looks like I have a lot of upfront work to do. I am adding chorus parts to different songs and I am in charge of making reference tracks. There is very little information about this show available. In a way, it’s nice because we get to really make the show our own, but it’s also a challenge because of how time consuming and logistically difficult it is upfront. I’m sure everything will work out though. It always does.
Fun fact: Within the past week, my voice studio has quadrupled. Thanks to Craig’s referral, of course. I love it! Although, I’m finding that my schedule is getting quite busy.
There’s a lot of stuff that I’m waiting on that I’m not ready to announce yet, but trust me, Things are getting crazy. I’m excited for the adventures that are just around the corner. My life right now’s got me like, “I’m not sure what to do with my hands.”
Less than two weeks ago I received an email from The Biz asking me to be the Music Director for My Son Pinocchio, Jr. This show is made up of 62 kids between ages 5-12 and will be directed and choreographed by The Biz’s co-owner, Jeff VanParis. Last week were auditions, tonight was our first rehearsal, and opening night is five weeks from today! That’s only very terrifying to think about. The performing arts is a fast-paced world.
I am very excited to be a part of this show. The music is beautiful (Thank you Stephen Schwartz for being amazing), the show is fun, and the cast is full of that youthful energy – It will be a good time. Tonight was our meet-and-greet and read-through; tomorrow, the learning begins. Toys. It’s a long number with a lot of words.
I received my business cards in the mail today!
There are many exciting things to look forward to this year. I have been researching and reaching out around the area trying to get my name out there and gain more experience. I’ve been in this area for a year and have accomplished a lot in that time. I couldn’t be more grateful for The Biz: Musical Theatre Academy. Craig, Jeff, Jan, and friends have given me many opportunities to learn and grow.
Starting January 4th I will be co-teaching a class with the lovely Miss. Julie through the My Time to Shine program with The Biz Musical Theatre Academy. I will be working as Music Director with Julie for another MTTS project this year! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be happening this summer. It will be a fun experience, I’m sure. You can read more about MTTS here.
I will be Music Directing Bridge to Terabithia with CYT Indy this spring, and I am very excited to get involved with another local theatre. You know, spreading my wings and flying and stuff.
As for this coming year, that’s all I want to announce. But, be on the lookout! I have quite a few other things in the works that I’m excited about!
Oh! Let’s not forget the launch of my professional blog! It feels funny calling myself a professional. But, here it is!