Rehearsals are now underway for Wayside’s Smoke on the Mountain. Mostly old-time gospel. I’m really enjoying the simple harmonies and pre-bluegrass arrangements. Very charming show.
The 2nd rehearsal was mostly a struggle of music. The scores have not arrived from Samuel French yet, so we’re making do with a copy of a copy of a copy that a cast member had from a previous production. Trying to sight-read off the score leads to a flurry of paper! By the evening session, thankfully, some of the music stuck in my skull. Improved my mood immensely. There’s quite a bit to learn and my skull feels a bit thick at times.