For most of March, all of April, and some of May I played piano for Mamma Mia at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. It was definitely a rewarding experience - I love getting paid for using my skills, I love working with fun, creative, professional people who are great at what they do, I love fun music, and I love wearing black, so this was a perfect fit for me! I am, however, greatly relieved to have my evenings back.
|the band! synthesizer, piano, guitar, conductor, drums, bass, guitar|
I played for a lot of the rehearsals leading up to tech week, where we performed the show 9 days in a row, with two shows on one of those days. IT WAS SO MUCH MAMMA MIA. The show ran for three long weekends in a row (Wed-Sun) and by the end I'm pretty sure I could have done a lot of it memorized.
I got really into selfies the first few rehearsals in the pit:
|it was LOUD, so I consistently wore earplugs|
|this was me before we started rehearsals with|
the rest of the band...I was so bored haha
|he's the weird blob in the top left|
|the last show was on Mother's Day, so this is a picture of all the moms in the cast, crew, and pit|
My parents came, which was super fun, and Austin and the Stauffers came another night, which was great! It's always fun knowing someone in the audience is there for you.
So long, Mamma Mia! (I could come up with something more wittily related to the song titles, but we already used all of them so many times throughout the show that I can't bring myself to...take a chance...again.)