It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the shows, because it’s been a while since I’ve been in one! But I’m back in a production, with the Savoy Theater in Philadelphia, and we’re doing Ruddigore in May and June. I am in the ensemble (I auditioned for that alone since I’m still warming back into performing and concentrating on work.)
I am used to 2 months of constant rehearsals from the groups I worked with on the other side of the state, but this troupe does things more elongated — just two rehearsals a week, but for almost 6 months. This is going to take some getting used to.
Regardless, our first rehearsals have been these past couple of weeks and I am already incredibly impressed. The leads are magnificent, top level singers and actors. Should I want to do a lead later, I’m going to have to step up my game. The ensemble is more a mix of amateur and professional, but still amazing and very well balanced, and very good at blending together. And THE MEN. There’s an actual full section of men, including tenors! And they sound SO GOOD. When I first heard them, I gasped.
I’ll post more about it as it comes up, but in the meantime I am already impressed.
I’ll also be performing a solo with them for Philly Theater Week on February 15th. The show is sold out at this time, but I’m looking forward to helping with their fundraising that week. Hooray!