Wednesday, September 10, 2008

christmas is coming

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.

6 comments:

miss shirley said...

I want to point out that I did NOT offer any helpful hints about French. I figured there were plenty to go around and I was having more fun poking your arm.

erin*carly said...

maybe we should go to Quebec and hear it from the residents. i'll bring my little tape recorder. are there whales in Quebec?

Coloradan said...

Did you shoulder the mantle of helpful pronunciation-corrector in the Norwegian year, or did you just smile knowingly at people's mistakes?

towwas said...

I was a dialect coach (woo) that year so I had official standing from which to correct. Rawr.

Talentedhands said...

Um, HELLO? I'm back too!

towwas said...

Oops! T.Hand is back, too, everybody!