Go, Go, Go, Joseph! – Update Day 30
So yesterday I was listening to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
What? Don’t look at me like that. We all have our music that we know is just wrong, but still love anyway.
Well, I was hiking on that same trail that I wrote about the other day, you know, the one where I was constantly getting caught lip-syncing or singing, and decided to play the soundtrack. As you may have noticed, I tend to listen to musicals while I’m hiking, I think that is due to the fact that I can act out the show on the trail. It keeps me engaged. I guess it’s the 30 year-old equivalent (Ok, fine, 31) of grabbing your hairbrush and performing in front of the mirror.
I started thinking about my history with this musical. When I was younger I was in a professional children’s chorus, which at the time, had four choirs representing different levels of skills. The choirs were preparatory, intermediate, advanced and honors. To advance in the levels you had to audition for the choir director who decided if you were ready and had the skill to move up. When I joined I was placed in the intermediate choir. Well, as you may or may not know, Joseph requires a children’s choir. When the production tours they audition choirs in the immediate area and rotate them through during the production schedule. Wouldn’t you know that the year Joseph came to the SF Bay Area was the year I moved up into the advanced choir. Unfortunately, this choir was too old for the production and it was the intermediate choir that auditioned for and got the spot. Even though the choir I was a member of went to Denmark to participate in an International Children’s Choir festival, I was still completely devastated that I did not get to do the show. I was this close!
Once upon a time I also participated in a small contest to name three shows by Andrew Lloyd Webber that were based on books. Oh man, did I know I had this one in the bag. I rose my hand with confidence, or more accurately, the annoying eagerness of an overachiever, and was selected. Score! I started to recite my list:
Me: Phantom of the Opera.
Lady on Stage: Yes.
Lady on Stage: Yup.
Me: Joseph and the… (You know the rest.)
Lady on Stage: Nope. Anyone else?
WHA?! I almost shouted from the audience, “I’m pretty sure the Bible is a book, lady!” As one of my friends was in the show and I was there with a number of other people, I decided to let her stupidity speak for itself.
Anyway, I’ve come a long way from those stories, but still enjoy thinking about them. Plus, I secretly believe that one day, with a lot of training, I could play the Narrator. I would belt the crap out of that role!
I leave you with an updated picture, a fuzzy caterpillar, because who doesn’t love fuzzy caterpillars, and the wonderful remix that is actually part of this glorious musical.
I love fuzzy caterpillars!
I know? Right? And apparently it’s the season because I’ve actually seen a few more on the trails since I took that picture! Makes me so happy!
I’m sure that woman was thinking ‘If the Bible is such a book, why isn’t the author rich and well known like Dan Brown, huh?’
PS-Also, you should come back and play with us, you’re much missed
You know, for a minute, I could read her mind and that’s exactly what she was thinking.
Thank you for the comment. I’m going to take a bit of a break. Keep those political fires burning! You are by far my favorite live-blogger of Repub debates!