As we have mentioned we are putting this show on as a team. Michelle will be taking the role of Director, but she wants the production to be a collaborative effort with the cast providing as much input as they want!
So, to make this happen, here are some talking points;
- The idea is to have a team of choreographers to share the numbers between them rather than have 1 choreographer setting the entire show. Anyone wishing to choreograph please PM Michelle to register your interest, or fill out the form below.
- The same goes for anyone wanting to MD; we are looking for anyone that wants to put together and teach harmonies to small groups or for ensemble pieces. Again, anyone wishing to do this for one or more numbers then please PM Michelle to register your interest, or fill out the form below.
The most important part to focus on right now is the content!
We will have an initial get together on Monday14th August – (Time & Venue to be confirmed shortly).
This will be for anyone wishing to be involved in the show in any way. You are not committing to anything at this stage but this is a chance for you to have a say in shaping the shows content!
We have the overall working theme of ‘Life’, but one of the purposes of the get together on the 14th August is to decide amongst the team on an official title for the Production.
The subheadings below should give you all some direction and help us all come up with the musicals / songs to include….
- Life songs in general
- Growing up / childhood
- First love
- Moving home / away
- Break ups / divorce
- Death / loss
Please have a good think about these headings and come along to the get together with some songs you feel would fit into the different categories. No songs will be discounted at this stage – so think of all musicals – old, new, well known and a bit more obscure – no suggestion is wrong.
During the evening, we will go through the options together – helping each other to understand our choices, possibly listening to some of the lesser known ones and educating each other on the stories behind the songs.
Please feel free to download to your phone / iPod / memory stick / cassette player 😉 any tracks you would like to share.
Michelle will then go away with everyone’s suggestions and draw up a final song list of the numbers to be included in the Production.
There will then be an official Get Together and several Workshop sessions in early October (Date & Venue TBC), where Michelle will present the finished article.
We will have worked out the arrangements, backing tracks and the ideal number of cast required for each number and Michelle will go through the choices and we will sing through the numbers as a group.
Once we have the confirmed list of people wanting to be in the show, you will fill in a cast form listing what you would like to be considered for (solos, small groups, dance, etc…) and most importantly your availability for rehearsals.
Michelle will then use this information to help her complete the casting. Making sure she can include you all in as much as possible, depending upon your preferences and availability.
A complete rehearsal schedule will follow built around the cast and their availability.
Hopefully you can see this is a completely different way of working for us, very much a team production and not a show where the Director and production team dictate We want everyone to be a part of the team and therefore everyone to have their say in what we are doing!
So, before we even get to 14th August, if anyone believes we have missed a subheading that should or could be included- please contact us.
Other than that, get working on songs to include!
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For more information, to register your interest in a choreography or Musical Direction, or if you can’t make the 14th but have some suggestions for content then please fill out the form below.