I'm directing the school play. I was a speech major in college and directed a scene or two. That's it. Thirty plus years have gone by and I have never used the "drama" part of my speech major. This fall I am.
Did I start out with a simple play? Nope. I jumped right in over my head with a full length musical.
The auditions are over and the show is cast. Rehearsals began last night with a read-through of the first act. It's a fun, energetic show about a college campus and their football team. The year is 1928. A period piece no less--and there isn't a single song that the students have heard before. Brilliant move.
I'd be completely over my head (Who am I kidding here? I AM over my head!), but a local theater actor/director/singer is assisting as his time allows. He organized my rehearsal schedule and helped me set deadlines. Another local theater person is doing the costuming. A music teacher and his stagecraft class are designing the set. The student actors have a tremendous amount of ability.
You may be wondering about my contribution...? I am surrounding myself with people who are going to make me look incredibly good. Sheer genius on my part, I'd say!