Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Well, the cast list for Oliver went up today, and I have to say, I was so happy that not even a disastrous square dancing class like the one I had today in gym could get me down (yes, we do square dancing in gym.) I have been cast as *drum-roll*
For those of you who don't know the show or who just don't remember some of the characters by name, Widow Corney works in the orphanage where Oliver lives. She and Mr. Bumble sing the song "Oliver!" in the opening scene.
And, there is also another interesting, hilarious and slightly creepy song we sing together, entitled "I Shall Scream" which I am posting a video of from a random production I found on YouTube:
I have to say, I think there is some very very dark symbolism in there, even though it is intended for humor...
So, yes. Even though it is a relatively brief part, I am quite excited about it. My friends all got pretty good parts too. Troy will be playing Mr. Sowerberry (aka creepy funeral home guy), KitKat is Mrs. Bedwin (aka house keeper for kind rich guy), Angela is one of the vendors in the "Who Will Buy" sequence ("Who will buy my sweet red roses, two blooms for a penny...") and Sally (who was my "main competitor" according to my voice teacher) is Nancy.
This is going to be a great show!!!