Now that vocals are underway, our choreographer Katrina had her first crack at us, because what’s musical theatre without dancing?
After reviewing the songs to determine which ones are best suited for dance numbers, Katrina chose Kansas City as the first one to work with. It also gives her a chance to determine the levels of dance experience amongst the men. Luckily, one of our key performers, Zach (who plays Will Parker) is up for the challenge. He’s able to do most of the steps that Katrina throws at him and does them with flair. The rest of the men exhibit varying degrees of "dance success”. The men are definitely the Dogs in the song lyric and in this blog’s title.
Next up are the ladies. It’s clear that more than a few of them have taken dance classes in the past, and once again, the ladies show the way when it comes to picking up the steps. Their work on Many a New Day looks great right from the start. And just as rightly, the women are smooth and lithe and act like the Cats in the song lyric and in this blog’s title.
And so the next few weeks are spent, alternating between singing and dancing, and occasionally doing both at once. Frequent starts and stops are needed at first, but as we repeat things more and more often (sometimes up to 12 times a night), the dancing becomes smoother and the singing complements it well.