But on a less stressful note, guess who I'm singing duets with in Oliver?
Her name's Michelle, and she's Roxy in the musical, Chicago on Broadway. Or she was until she took time off to be in this show. Where I'm singing DUETS with her.
How cool is that?
OK, geek moment over.
Our first rehearsal was good today. I'm gettin', ahem...ge'ing my Cockney accent on.
Our Oliver and Dodger are the cutest little guys you ever saw with really great voices and really great hair.
I met a guy named Neil, who is our Fagin, and when he introduced himself to me, I didn't know whether he'd been on B'way or not. Since he was Fagin, one of the LEADS, I figured: probably. But when I started to ask him, I thought twice about it because what if I asked, "So what Broadway show did you just finish?" and then what if he said, "Uh...never been on Broadway." I would feel awful for making him say that, so what happened kind of went like this.
Neil: Hello. You're our Bet?
Me: Yes! Hi, I'm Amber.
Neil: Hi. Neil.
Me: So...what...uh...(and here is where I thought twice)...brings..... Uh.
NEIL: What brings me here?
ME: Haha. Probably the same thing that brought me here.... Yeah.
He kind of laughed.
ME: So...wherrrre...arrrre you from, Neil?
NEIL: New York.
ME: Grew up here?
NEIL: Yep. Born and raised.
ME: Great! (And I'm thinking, Dangit. He's probably this big Broadway star and I should know who he is and I don't and I've insulted him. I should have just asked what Broadway show he did. Change the subject, dufus.) I really like your glasses.
Ugh. That was stupidly painful.
But yeah, he's done a few things here or there.
Anyways, rehearsal was fun.