Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Time?? What is this "Time" you speak of?

Okay, so I think it's about time I stopped promising a time frame on my blogging... I will blog as often as I have something to talk about and when I have time =D

WELL! The last few weeks have been absolutely chocker block!!!

As I mentioned in my previous blog I am the Musical Director for LTC's production of "Hairspray: The Musical" VERY Exciting stuff! So Three weeks ago was the Information Session for the Auditions, then the following weekend we held the Auditions. We saw approx 90 people for a cast of 30ish! So we had a lot more work cut out for us than anticipated. We have ended up with a great cast so I couldn't be happier.

SO You would think now that my timetable would settle down a little bit? How wrong you are!!!

SO Rehearsals started yesterday for Hairspray, another one on Wednesday THEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday I have auditions for another show I am Musically Directing. "Cinderella" with Panorama theatre Company in Mornington.

Both are fantastic shows and both very different styles so I am really looking forward to it. I will learn a LOT.

Cinderella is going to be a challenge though. We are looking at a cast of 80 people (Between the ages of 10 and 21) and an orchestra of 30to40. MADNESS!!! HOWEVER! The end result will be amazing!

I have almost got my band for Hairspray finalized and so far it is comprised of some BRILLIANT players! going to sound AMAZING!!

I also just got a call form another company that I put a proposal in for earlier this year for a show 2nd half of next year! AND I have put in my application to Assistant Musically Direct "Bare" With PEP theatre company under the AMAZING musical director and dear friend of mine Vicki. She really knows her stuff and I really hope I get a chance to work under her =D

ANYWAYS I am going to go. I am currently at my lil sisters place watching "Dark Shadow" =D

Blog ya later

Friday, 2 November 2012

Bloggerino for the negletorino's

WOW okay so that whole "Blog a day" thing kinda failed... AWKWARD...

SO new mission statement. ONE BLOG A WEEK... I feel this is a little bit more plausible and hopefully will provide with more interesting reading material.

In the time since we last spoke... read... blogged? SO much has happened.

Firstly the show I am performing in "42nd Street" is in it's second week of the three week season. So far the show is going really well and the audiences are loving it. The show is bloody exhausting and such a fast paced show but it is worth it. Having a ball. Only down side is after a massive production week into opening weekend I have become quite run down and my cold turned into a chest infection which I am still trying to shake.

My family have had an event filled few weeks. My nephew decided to swallow a 10c coin which got stuck in his throat. Thankfully it was lodged in his food pipe and not his breathing/wind pipe (Clearly I am not a doctor) and it was also vertical and didn't completely obstruct his pipe. He ended up being taken to a Melbourne hospital where they put him under and took the coin out. He has made a complete recovery now which is good... Only side effect is his new nickname "Money Box"
Less than a week later my Sister was in hospital herself with pneumonia, after a few days she was sent home, tired and with some nasty bruises from the IV drips and blood tests but glad to be home.

Surprise surprise back to Theatre... I am the Musical Director for a production of "Hairspray the Musical" in Gippsland with one of my "Home" theatre companies. I have been planning and sorting for the show non-stop since gaining the position. The only down side is the 2 hour travel to and from Gippsland for rehearsals BUT it will be worth it.

I will hopefully be applying for Assistant MD for a production of Bare that will be staged slightly later in the year. Am yet to decide if I want to audition to be in the production or be on the production team... Time will decide.

Anyway. I am going to go... I am in the process of uploading millions of Musical Theatre pic's from various shows I've been in over the years... Then I will be heading off for another show of "42nd Street" tonight.

Till next time =D