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Mendy Smith

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May 30, 2010 at 2:15 AM

This year the "Night Court" musical/comedy is going to begin with Christmas Carols sung in the lobby of the Wortham Center before the show, with modified words of course :)  The plan was to record a string quartet accompaniment for this pre-show teaser. 

We managed to find a time we could all get together at the studio (one of the lawyers has a small recording studio in his home) to rehearse and record several carols.  We divvied up the parts from the piano scores and alternated between a rehearsal and a recording.  This went on for over and hour until we were finally done.  Happy with the results, we started packing up when a severe thunderstorm blew through.  Before the file could be saved, we lost power and lost the recordings. 

We began to unpack to start over, but then stopped when someone asked - why don't we just play live?  Everyone looked at everyone else for a moment.  A collective smile slowly appeared on our faces.  Sure, it is an extra 10-15 minutes added to our playing time each day for four days, but its just so much fun!  Was there enough time between the pre-show carols and curtain call to get back down into the pit?  Yes, about 10-15 minutes.

So, live it is! 

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