First thing I have to say is that neither Gregg Edleman nor Craig Bennet have shaved their beards, thought that would have been one of the first things they did when they got home last night.
And...there is a ton of music. Frank has almost written an operetta of sorts. Amazing body of work for this show. We worked very hard and very diligently on Frank's music. Jack Murphy was on hand to share his thoughts on the lyrics and his book. I think this is going to be quite powerful. And the creative team as a whole is incredibly supportive.
We're just going over music first, haven't yet read through the script with the cast. There's really not a ton of time to get all this work done but as always, this group of pros will step up to the task.
Funny thing, Gregg and I ran into a "Subway" sandwich shop by the rehearsal hall to grab some lunch on our break and we ran into Anthony (a Tale supporter)...so shout out to Anthony and Andrew (another Tale supporter)...who didn't pick up his cell phone by the way. (Anthony called him and I left a message on his voice mail). Always fun to run into the Tale extended family. Thanks guys.
More later...and by the way...any favorite holiday tunes?