We had a long meeting about marketing and set with the cast and tech students. In this meeting we also started to mention Rebel as none of us have been thinking about it much even though Beth and Alex have both posted lyrics for people to learn it. I think in the very near future we need to have a session where everyone gets together and sings through it a few times and then once we are all familiar with it then we can start thinking about splitting sections and adding harmonies possibly.
We had a scheduled singing lesson today and so we got everyone together to go through Rebel. It didn’t start off that well, because a lot of us including me were getting more familiar with it and so it didn’t sound great. However once we were comfortable with it, Tom and Jess decided to split us into groups and give us a verse each. We were put into 4 groups and I was in one which mainly consisted of the dancers however we thought it would be cool to sing the ending in cannon and so we were put into three different groups at that point, this was also to make it more balanced so each group had strong and weak female singers and at least 2 males in each one as well. Here is a video of the rehearsal.
As a warm for our voices before the show started each night, we sang rebel the same way we had rehearsed it for both of our tech runs. It was a great way for some people to remember, I’m okay as I have a good memory and have a lot of singing experience since being at college, however some people don’t and so this really would have helped them out as well, so they wouldn’t forget what they were doing.