I'm playing Caiaphas.
What has been your favourite part of rehearsals so far?
I will cheat and name three things that aren't all technically about rehearsals. Drumroll, please.
Coming in third is the audition format. Having songs picked, going through them at information night, getting to practise the dance audition routine and being able to sing a few parts at audition is sooo much better than spending most of your time worrying about what song to sing, getting a long dance routine to memorise in five minutes or only singing for 16 bars.
Second is the cast booklet. Yes, the cast booklet. It is great for the time challenged parent type. And I can look up everyone's names when I forget, which is most of the time.
Best, though, was hearing everyone sing. Early on, it was great to hear a large chunk of Act 1 in succession, which you often don't get til late in rehearsals (ie: now), but better to hear the songs sounding so good so early. If I had to do this questionnaire correctly and pick one favourite thing so far, it'd be the "Oh" in "Everything's Alright".
What are you most looking forward to during the season?
I'm most looking forward to costumes. I hope to wear a tall, beehive shaped hat, ala the 1973 movie Caiaphas. (Bare chest and big medallion optional but not necessary.)
What was the first musical you performed in and when was that?
My first musical was Oklahoma when I was fourteen. Can't remember whether I was a farmer or a cow man but I remember that they should be friends (and probably every other song from the show).
Outside theatre, what can you be found doing?
Outside of theatre I can often be found watching my five year old test out his contraptions, chopping firewood, plotting the destruction of the evil weeds trying to take over my property or training for triathlons.
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