"Before and After You / One Second and a Million Miles" from The Bridges of Madison County
I remember the first time I had ever heard this song. I was so impacted by the storytelling, the beauty of the music, the incredibly diverse and lush orchestration.
My last week in Princeton, IL at Festival 56 was mostly focused on performing Brighton Beach Memoirs, but I knew that I wanted to make this performance of this piece very special.
Anna Dvorchak and I had already developed a wonderful working relationship during our time as Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls earlier that summer. I knew she had a gorgeous legit voice but also a tremendous contemporary sound. When she's aged into the character, she'll make an exquisite Francesca, she already sings the hell out of the music.
Lauren Wainwright is an excellent actress, singer and a fantastic violinist. We played together in Violet (her more so than me!) I asked Lauren if she'd be interested in playing with me and Anna on this song and I'm so happy I did. She played brilliantly and so amazingly bold. It was the perfect addition and it truly enhanced the experienced for all involved.
Until next time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It,
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain