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Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #3

Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #3

Somewhat mini edition tonight because it’s 11pm and I just played a show, but as it’s my turn for the TCWT blog chain tomorrow (and I notice they’ve now added a 1000-word limit, woe is me), I had to do this now. Wednesday, 4th July – Second night Went pretty well. This is the gala night when all the governors come and watch, all the teachers come and laugh at their students in costume, and the people from the Arts…

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Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #2

Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #2

Tuesday, 3rd July: Opening Night Another opening, another show … It’s mid afternoon and the band are shattered. We’ve been in rehearsals since twelve and although they gave us a generous forty minutes for lunch today (we’re going up in the world!), the cast have now joined us and we’re choreographing the bows. Which means, of course, that we have to play them over and over again while the various characters put on the right pieces of costume to enter…

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Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #1

Kiss Me Kate Diaries: #1

Kiss Me Kate is our school’s musical production this year, running from 3rd July – 6th July. I play 1st violin and mandolin in the band. For the record, I don’t know how to play the mandolin, but as nobody else does either and it’s written in my part, I might as well do it. Sunday, July 1st – Rehearsals This is not going well. I’ve broken my camera, so can’t take a vlog of what’s going on (which I…

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