It's official: Miss Shirley and I throw the best parties ever. Tonight we had the second in what we hope will be a long series of musical-singing parties. (The first was Les Miz.) This time the selection was Guys & Dolls, my favorite musical ever. EV-er. I sang Sergeant Sarah, Miss Shirley split Adelaide with her friend from work, other extraordinarily talented people sang other parts - it was great.
M1 graced us with his fabulous piano-playing again - after Les Miz, I told him, oh, Guys & Dolls will be so much easier, we have all the music for that one, no problem. Turns out, yeah, we *had* the music, but "Luck Be a Lady" modulates, like, 10 times, and some of the other pieces are written in freaking six flats, and - well, not any easier, it turns out. In fact, much more difficult than Les Miz, for which we had a simplified piano-vocal selections book.
It could be argued the chorus parts would have benefited from a little rehearsal. But at least S.Ha (who played Sky Masterson when we did the show at Our Alma Mater) taught us the chorus part to "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," so we rocked that one.
I just wish Tall L and Basso could have been there for the singing. Tall L came early with the Monkey and stayed for dinner, but Basso's schedule allows for no gallivantin' these days. Sad.
Next up: Into the Woods, at T.Hand's house, we hope. I don't know Into the Woods, so I'm not so sure about this one, but people who know it seem to love it.