I’ve talked to my singing friends, and we all agree that the time immediately preceding a show’s end is sometimes the most challenging. The goal is to enjoy the production while it’s still in performances, but, oh, there’s that repetitive question, “what’s next?” It’s the constant balance that I figure every freelancer seeks: arranging the next job while focusing on the current job.
So what is next for me after Unbeatable! closes this Saturday? Auditions, of course. Thankfully, there are a few other things on the horizon. I spent this afternoon working on my French cabaret set for Grand Center’s First Night. Henry Palkes has agreed to collaborate with me, which means I am a very lucky girl. After listening to Hugh Macdonald’s lecture on singing and translation a couple of days ago, I’m motivated to try my hand at translating some popular ’20s and ’30s French songs. Let’s hope the luck carries over.