Sunday, July 11, 2010

Easy As Life

Tomorrow is my date with "destiny." In the form of Tony Award winner Betty Buckley. That's right folks. Tomorrow I start my first of 6 song interpretation classes with Ms. Betty Buckley.

Hurl. Flush......Hurl.

We are to prepare 2 story songs. Of course I've always got something "prepared" for times like these -- you never know when you'll run into a famed musical theater actor that would like to see you perform.....

Up sleeve #1: "Easy As Life" from Aida.

A beautiful song sung by the Nubian princess, Aida, who was captured and has fallen in love with the captain of the Egyptian guard. They realize that their love cannot sustain their elaborate lives, and she choses to leave him. She leaves him for another kind of love - for the sake of her father the King and her people. It's as easy as life.

I can relate to the sarcasm.

Up sleeve #2: "No Good Deed" from Wicked; "Don't Rain On My Parade" from Funny Girl; or "The Wizard and I" from Wicked.

No, I'm not going that prepared....I can't decide. I have been going back and forth on these for a couple of weeks now. Some are harder to sing than the others. But the others may not be as easy to follow with a lone piano player. While the other isn't as good of a "story song," like was requested of us.

Tomorrow night is a lecture, and we start the performing piece on Wednesday. So in all my free time between now and then I'm sure I'll have it sorted out.

Hurl. Flush.

Eh, what am I so nervous about. It's only Betty Buckley. She only made "Memory" from Cats famous. Psh.

It'll be easy as life.

1 comment:

  1. You'll do great! Just close your eyes and pretend she isn't there. :) An amazing opportunity! I too love the song, "Easy as Life"...can't wait to hear what she inspires in you! :)