Last night the “Into the Woods” cast joined the orchestra for a sitzprobe. As always, it was exciting to hear the band for the first time; but to get a sense of how Sondheim’s wonderfully complex score is meant to sound and come to life was a real treat. Even with several players missing it still sounded fantastic and I can’t wait until the full orchestra comes together.
Even though this sort of rehearsal is mainly for the sake of the band, it is also really beneficial for the cast. How the score will sound as played by a seventeen piece orchestra is majorly different to Alan accompanying us on the keyboard. So getting the chance to sing along with the band before our dress rehearsal was useful.
Well done to Alan and our young persons orchestra!
Emma McFarlane – Participant Journalist.