Finally, after one whole week I spent in the opera house, we could present the musical “Back to the 80’s” on stage. The two shows have been a huge success and were actually quite good. The story itself is totally mainstream: It is about the senior class students at the William Ocean High School and the typical intrigues, ups and downs, love stories and parties which go along with the senior year. In the end all entanglements are dissolved and the students graduate from high school. Surprise! :D
Despite everything the students who acted in the musical did a great job and made the best out of it, even if the musical lacked creativity. But the music played compensated this issue – our backstage crew went crazy behind the scenes during songs like “Footloose”, “You give love a bad name”, “Final Countdown”, “Dancing on the ceiling” or “Time of my life”, it was so funny! In the end we could have joined the choreography on stage ;)
Moreover you have to consider that it has been an emergency solution anyway. The musical group lost the rights to perform “Oliver”, which they wanted to present in the first place, after a girl was put in the main role. That way they had to change plans after already two months of rehearsing, which was a great disappointment for all. But as you can see they managed to set up a whole new show in this short period of time, on which they can be really proud of.
Now everything will go back to normal, no more rehearsing in the evenings, which I am going to miss. I had a really good time with the students backstage and I will never forget one of them telling me the only sentence in broken German he knows, which was “Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen, aber ich habe Sauerkraut in die Lederhosen”. You can imagine my fit of laughter… But there is another musical about to come and I am sure I will be involved in some way, therefor everything is fine :)
Ha ein fin dag,