The Singing Librarian’s Tour Diary


Readers of this blog will be well aware that the Singing Librarian normally has two or three projects on the go at any given time, so here is a brief update on where he can be seen and heard in the coming months:

12th-15th November 2008
Titanic
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Playing the role of 2nd Wireless Operator Harold Bride in Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical based on the fateful maiden voyage of RMS Titanic, “the largest moving object in the world”.  The show won five Tony awards when it debuted on Broadway in 1997 and has become a popular show with community theatres and local performing arts societies, in this case Herne Bay Operatic Society.  The role includes a beautiful duet, ‘The Proposal’/’The Night Was Alive’ and is musically challenging due to the complex (but very powerful) score.

22nd December 2008
Prepare the Way
The Ark, Dover

A Christmas oratorio by Phil Hornsey.  This is a fresh musical setting of familiar Biblical texts andwill be an enjoyable evening for both singers (mostly local to Dover, with one or two sneaking in from other parts of Kent) and audience.  For more information, see the page on Prepare the Way.

10th-14th March 2009
The Pirates of Penzance
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

Ageing up to play Major General Stanley in the very, very silly comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan.  A different sort of challenge to the usual, including the famously tongue-twisting ‘I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General’.  This will be Canterbury Operatic Society’s fourth production of Pirates, but this is a show that stays fresh over the decades due to the deliberately preposterous plot and outlandish characters which can be mined for a rich vein of comedy.

That seems like quite enough for one Singing Librarian for now.  Mark some (or even all!) of the dates in your diary if you want to see whether librarians really can sing, and watch this space for future updates and a return to the regularly scheduled rambling, ranting and musing.

  1. More than enough for one singing librarian I’d have thought. The problem is that Kent is SO far away…

    Break a leg. Or three!

    A/B

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: