With less than a week to go with the sell out show (no pressure) we’ve got the Kilmaurs Young Farmers Lovebugs and Playground Thugs. Different from your average Christmas panto…. In fact it’s nothing like your average Christmas panto.
It’s typical with these things. We had our first production meeting about 6 months ago thinking we’ve got ALL the time in the world and now it’s close I wish I had more time.
This is the first time I’ve worked with this group and it’s been great so far. Of course, the downside to this is not knowing the limits of the chorus and it’s fair to say I could’ve pushed them harder. The harmonies, smaller choirs, backing vocals and like were all swallowed up without any problems. It’s a shame because there’s always that feeling the the bar could have been raised higher in the time we had.
Don’t get me wrong though. The show is going to be great. However, if I get the chance to work with them again I know that more can be done.
Without posting anything specific about what’s in the show here’s an idea of what is coming. We have 3 scenes that contain music, dancing and some comedic dialogue. There are 2 smaller choir sections too and the rest is filled out with comedy sketches. All of the dialogue and dancing is made up by the production team so it’s all original material.
I haven’t heard any of the sketches yet but I’m sure I will once the dress rehearsals start. It’s a looooooong week coming up but I can’t wait to get the band in and start hearing it all put together.