Rehearsals are underway, and I had the chance to attend one of this past week’s music rehearsals being run by music director, composer and fellow YO performer, Thom Huenger*. Below is a snippet of the cast and Thom at work on the closing number for Young Olympians, which is pretty rockin’:
In terms of how the rehearsals are run, Thom likes to warm up everyone’s voice so they’re primed for singing. Next, the cast dives into practicing group numbers for the first half of the evening, followed by solo songs for the second half.
Thom confesses: “I’ve always wanted to write a musical and this has been a great place to start! I’m also very excited about my music students coming to see their teacher performing being goofy on stage, and making them laugh.”
You’ll be able to hear some of the music live if you come out to Frederick during First Saturday on March 3rd!Young Olympians opens Saturday, March 31st, but stay tuned here for more insight into the process behind the show!