Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rehearsal: Day One

Election Day!

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.


Chaotic Hammer said...

I don't know if I can manage the comment I really want to make here. It might sound too schmoozy or something. Friends will tell you nice things sometimes, just because they are friends. They can lose objectivity in their desire to see you do well or be successful. I'll probably screw it up or something, but I'll give it a try anyway:

You really are that good, Amber. You are beginning to rub shoulders with increasingly heavy hitters, because you deserve to be. This is just the beginning, and the sky is the limit. You're fabulous, and yet you're so very grounded.

May the Lord continue to grant you the desires of your heart as you seek Him.

This Southern Belle said...

Sounds like you are in good company. Enjoy :)

FancyPants said...

Thank you, C-ham.

TSB, will do.

Popcorn said...


Roy said...

chaotic hammer said it very well. Just want you to know I'm happy for you, too.

Roy said...

PS: Don't worry about whether you "should" know people. You're the new kid in town. People will understand if it takes you a while to know everybody.

Eventually, somebody's going to feel stupid for not knowing you. I doubt you'll think less of them for it.

FancyPants said...

Thank you, Roy.