hyounpark recently posted about agreeing to play the cello in a local production of Bizet's Carmen. He hasn't played the cello in years and only had two week's notice two learn his part.
On a lark, I asked him if they needed baritones in their choir. I didn't think my comment would be taken seriously.
I've been having e-mail problems this past week. Apparently hyounpark asked if they needed baritones, and the answer was yes. He sent me an e-mail last Thursday that basically said, "Show up on Saturday for blocking and rehearsal." I got that e-mail today. Obviously, since I was at the Cape, I didn't make it to Saturday's rehearsal. I inquired if they could still use me. hyounpark got me in touch with the director, who told me to come on down.
We've agreed that I will sing from off-stage. That way I don't have to worry about blocking and memorization. The performance is in exactly one week, next Thursday night. I sang Carmen a few years ago with the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Symphony, so I'm very familiar with the music. And my "chops" are in good shape. I'm not worried. I could probably have it memorized if needed.
It will be fun to do live theater again, even if from the wings. And the sheer quantity of singing I will be doing in the next week will be very good for me. I'm looking forward to it.