Last Sunday night we finished working on The Who’s Tommy. It’s hard to say “goodbye” to a show that we have been working on for half a year. My post-show blues haven’t been too bad, since I am still working on another show, but I do miss the Tommy team and cast.
Every show I work on gives me the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve the skills I have. The role of Assistant Director is an odd one as the job changes depending on the director. I find it hard to articulate what I did in this role, other than to say that I was there to support the director and to fill in any gaps in the production team. I was also the Vocal Director so spent many rehearsals teaching music. The show is almost entirely sung-through, with music that is more complex than most people would expect from a rock-opera.
It will take me while to fully process my thoughts on the experience, but for now I’m grateful that I got the opportunity.