So, it’s been a very busy couple of months for me. I’ve auditioned for a musical with the am-dram group, Barnstormers, for a part in their latest production, Just So. Just So is based on the Rudyard Kipling Just So stories, how the elephant got it’s trunk, how the leopard got his spots etc. Rehearsals have taken up every Thursday and Friday since January 2nd, not that I’m complaining, it’s a lot of fun!
I, initially, was cast as the crocodile, a nice little part with his own song and I would have got to play as the baddie! However, due to some members of the cast not being able to make the performance dates, I got recast as the Leopard, a much bigger part with dialogue lines and a couple of songs!
I found it hard initially getting into the mentality of a Leopard, how he would walk and talk, but bit by bit, it came. I’m now really happy with my Leopard and am having a great deal of fun in rehearsals portraying him. I can’t wait for the actual shows!
If you want to come and see how it turns out, the details are available here.