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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