Good morning DSM Fans!
Day 2 in New York City for Emily & Michael was yesterday, and what a memorable day it was for them both! Please see below for pictures and their comments about their second day!
FROM EMILY: Had such a great and busy day today. Started the day with a quick review of the opening number and went into dance rehearsals. After that we ate a quick lunch and had a talk back with some of the vocal coaches. I was coached by the wonderful Liz Calloway (she was the singing voice of Anastasia)!
We also worked on our medleys today and after all that rehearsal we went on a huge party bus. It wasn’t just a bus, however, it was love entertainment! They planted people in the street who would sing, rap, or play instruments. We then ate a Sardis and then got to watch Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broadrick and Kelli O’hara!! It was so amazing and fun!! Today was an awesome day!! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!
FROM MICHAEL: Today was absolutely spectacular! We started early with an 8am breakfast and went straight into rehearsal. We worked on our solo today and I am so lucky to get to work with Leslie Odom Jr. who is currently starring on the hit NBC show “Smash.”
As rehearsals came to a close, we changed our clothes for a big evening. We went to the famous restaurant “Sardi’s” just off time square. And Emily will agree with me, they had the BEST cheesecake. We also got the opportunity to meet Michael McGrath who is currently playing “Cookie McGee” in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (the show we were going to see later that evening!).
To end the day, we got to see the the hysterically funny “Nice Work If You Can Get It” with Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’ Hara. After the show, we had the opportunity to ask the cast questions.
Below: Kelli O’Hara on the left, Judy Kaye in the middle, and Estelle Parsons on the right.
Today is Day 3 for Michael, Emily, and the other ladies and gents who are competing in the National HSMTA! And what a day it’s going to be! From staging the finale and the medleys to 1 on 1 solo coaching, their day is full of musical theatre! Other than lunch and dinner, there isn’t much time to breathe until 10p EST tonight! I’m excited to hear about their day today – check back here tomorrow for our next update!
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Have a great Friday!