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June 24th, 2006 (10:38 pm)
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Hearing:: "Mine, All Mine"- UK Bat Boy

So, I think that Bat Boy is some of the most fun I've EVER had rehearsing a musical. I mean, Urinetown was AMAZING, but Bat Boy is just... even better. Willow's shows are just so great.

Anyway, I auditioned for Meredith, and honestly I didn't think I was going to get it. Because it's just really not the right role for me. And her songs are just a little bit out of my range. But anyway, when we found out our roles, I:

(1) Laughed for hours, and then
(2) Jumped around in COMPLETE EXCIETMENT!

This is because I got Reverend Hightower. YES, I AM A LARGE BLACK MAN. Except for that I'm not black. Or a man. But I still LOVE THIS ROLE. We choreographed my song, A Joyful Niose last Wednesday, which was amazing. The best thing is that though the ensemble has a complicated background dance to remember, I get to just jump around and ad-lib all my dance moves as I go along. They change each time I rehearse. And then of course, in the Joyful Noise reprise me and Darren [who plays Edgar] get to have this crazy riff battle, in which he hits a high F Sharp at the end, which always amazes me. Yaaaaay.

Even the classes are semi-fun this year. However, instead of having the usual Drama, Dance, and Musical Theatre classes, this year we have Television/Film Acting, Comedy Acting, and various "master" classes (like Stage Combat and Stage Makeup). Wtf. It seems a bit odd that we wouldn't have dance or music classes in a musical theatre camp. But, ah well. It's still fun. On Friday, in Comedy, our teacher John showed us various silent films, which were AWESOME. I'm pretty sure I love Buster Keaton. I swear to god, he's amazing.

So yes, Bat Boy is fabulous. July 25-30, guys. Come see it.

Also, I just got the cast recording of the London cast of Bat Boy, and it's actually really great. Some of the new songs like Hey Freak and Mine, All Mine are quite a lot better than the ones they replaced in the original. I don't really like some of the ways the actors portray the characters, but all in all, it's a really great CD. So, in case anyone wants it, I have it now. Woot.

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Posted by: Teh Jen (pandajen14)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)

The fact that you are Reverend Hightower gives me hope that someday, just maybe, I'll be able to play Javert on broadway. Congratulotions!!!!!!!!!!

Urinetown's playing in San Jose, in case you're interested, btw.

Posted by: Kelsey (lifeaintsobad)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)

yes it is, and its heck of good.

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
The lovely Eddie Izzard.

Well, yay! I'm glad I gave you hope for also playing a male! XD

And, about Urinetown... I really hope we can go on the same day!

Posted by: Teh Jen (pandajen14)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)

That would be soooo cool! Let me know if you get tickets.

Posted by: Teh Jen (pandajen14)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)

Ooh, good to hear! My mum's all concerned that she won't like it, but I just keep telling her it's absolutely hysterical...

Posted by: dance10_looks3 (dance10_looks3)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)

FUCK YES!!!
I AM SOOOOOOOOOO GOING TO COME WATCH YOU FOOLS BE FOOLS!!!!! WOOOOT!!!!!!!

Fucked up classes eh? cool. DOOOOODDDDD YOU HAVE TO FUCKING ASK IF YOU CAN WATCH THE SILENT FILM OF PHANTOM!!!!
IT WOULD BE KICK FUCKING ASS!!!!! *dies*

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