One of the best things about singing in operas is that you rarely have performances (or rehearsals for that matter) two days in a row. This is in stark contrast to plain ole musical theater where, for all intents and purposes, you might as well bring your toothbrush and sleeping bag, since you will be spending the bulk of your life in that theater for a couple of months. There’s a reason Equity rules require a cot for each production (Section 58, C-8). Well, not a reason that makes much sense, but still it’s a reason.
Anyways, invariably those days between shows get filled up with other shows. Like tonight. Fresh from performing in a contemporary opera about the cruelties of convention in puritanical early New England, I’ll be singing some a cappella ditties with my best friends, the Richter Scales. And then eighteen hours later, I’ll be back in the pre industrial age shunning my hapless daughter for sins she had no idea she committed.Richter Scales – Puttin on the Ritz 7:30 pm St Peter’s Church 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, CA Saturday, June 5, 2010
It’s fun. And free. So if you’re in the bay area, come on by and say hi. I’ll be the guy with the ridiculous muttonchops waving his hands in the front.