|This is on of the models I'm seriously considering. It's a Fabio Bredo and has exquisite tone.|
Incidentally, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" is not actually in the stage production of Grease but was added for the movie. Any theatre company that uses it has to pay extra royalties for the right to use it. I'm not sure the theatre company with which I'm temporarily affiliated is getting its money's worth in paying the royalties, since all you hear is blaring saxophones unless I take extreme measures as I did tonight. The saxes might just as well be playing something like "Go Tell It On the Mountain" or "La Cucaracha," and there would have been no royalties for either of those songs.
The director says he's cutting the saxes totally out of that song. I'm not sure how he plans to accomplish it unless he physically takes their instruments away from them, because the "orchestra" conductor is going to tell them to play, and for that matter to blare away just as loudly as they've always done. Luckily I have a large voice in the range needed for that song.
I've continued playing the keyboard part on the Sandra Dee reprise. That's probably why the conductor hates me so much. Hell, it's not my fault that I have a degree in piano performance and am more skilled than the lame pianist he found. It's as though he went to some school of music and requested their most mediocre student. And she's actually being paid!
We have three more performances. With God's help, I might possibly live through them. Tomorrow I have no classes and I have the night off, too. I must study, but I plan to do some heavy sleeping as well.
This is some theatre company's version of the Sandra Dee reprise. Her voice is nice enough except that it sounds too happy, and she overacts and is too happy at the end. I, the under-actor of all times. probably should not criticize those who overact, but I'm doing it anyway because she's just too damned happy. I would have included the Glee version (better singing and acting) except they skip the middle lyrics just as the movie does.