Who Did It???
As sad as I was to say "goodnight, sweet prince" to El Gallo and The Fantasticks, It's been an absolute pleasure breathing a new kind of life into the show Violet: The Musical here at Festival 56. This show is an absolute blast.
In Violet I play the aptly named "Father" who is the unfortunate parent who accidentally scarred his daughter's face with an axe. This show, although given a few chances in the spotlight with Broadway and large scale presentations, I truly believe is best delivered in the manner we're doing it here at Festival 56. Most of the actors are musicians and sing in the ensemble and play in the pit. The evening becomes a story telling concert that seamlessly moves from image to image while keeping true to the musical styles of the people involved with the story.
I've truly come to appreciate this show. I still believe it has some flaws, but it's got true heart and depth that really resonate with people, and honestly it's an immensely enjoyable performing experience.
Until Next Time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It.
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain