Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Treat For You Readers- "Magic Changes" - By Ronny Dell

Today Readers I'm going to present you with something that I hope you will think is a treat, and I hope the comments and feed back will be plentiful!
I cant recall if I told you, but I'm currently in rehearsals for the show GREASE!  It is one of my all time favorite musicals, and really got me started loving both the 1950's and musicals. I am playing "Doody" the youngest of the "T-Birds" gang and go steady with "Frenchie" the beauty school drop out of the "Pink Ladies". (I have dreamed of this role since I was about nine years old!) In the stage musical Doody sing a song called "Magic Changes".Where Doody who obviously cant sing,("C-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A minor-F-F-F-F-G-G-G-G-seventh") transforms in to a well voiced "Ricky Nelson" type teen idol and I along with my cast mates, would like to sing it for you now... P.S. until I really start singing, its supposed to be that awful!

(Friend Mary was nice enough to film it on my phone, Thanks Mary!)
Please excuse my poor heavily Catholic "Chicago" accent and a few flat notes here and there! (I'm working on it!) The song "Magic Changes" while original to the stage show, did not make the final cut of the 1978 GREASE movie. It is actually used as back ground music during the "National Bandstand" dance in the high school gym.

I am so excited for this show, its everything I love about the 1950's and here I am right in the middle of it, Thank you Jim Jacobs! The sets are going to be great, the dances are high energy and vibrant.  As an added bonus lots of my best friends are in the cast so its just non-stop fun from start to finish.
(Hannah, Amanda, Brandon, Craig, Jenn, Bryson, Mary (we're missing Austin!))

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak, there will be a Sets post to follow when the show opens, and If you'd like to come see our show I can hook you up with ticket and booking info.




Dana@Mid2Mod said...

The show is going to be so good! You have such a great voice. I love everything you share with us about the productions you're in. Keep it coming.

Jim said...

Mick! I so want to be you!! You are living your dream, nothing better than that.
And since I lived in the 50's, I was 10 in 1958, I know your excitement. I had sisters a little older who taught me the ropes....dancing, singing....being!
I look forward to more of this. Break a leg!!