Tonight was the first rehearsal for the Christmas show. Miss Shirley and E.C. are back, yay!! G-dog's not there this year, boooo. It's so exciting getting started. We heard all about the show from the artistic director and various designers. Then we learned some music.
This year the theme is French Canadian, which means not only singing in a foreign language, but singing in a foreign language with a really funky Canadian accent. Also, some of the songs are in French French.
Many of us speak some French, and most of us are inveterate know-it-alls. At our first meeting back in June, several little debates broke out about pronunciation. I told Miss Shirley at the time that this was a preview of the fall, and indeed - many people tonight offered helpful comments, critiques, and suggestions about pronunciation. This didn't happen the year we sang in Norwegian.