It’s been a while since I’ve last written on the Barnacle House Blog. Today marks the bittersweet end of the SMUS Musical Mamma Mia! A production in the making since October. Honestly it’s rather amazing that we’re done with the musical.
I was in the pit orchestra with my Barnacle Brothers Wilson (clarinet), Tony (violin), Boris (violin) and Alex (guitar). We’ve been meeting with the rest of the pit orchestra for the past few months every Sunday in preparation for these past three days of the musical. Honestly it has paid off. It was a wonderful production.
I played percussion in the pit. That means I got all of the dozens of pages of tamborine. And more tambourine. I played 9 different instruments in total for the production of Mamma Mia. After we finished taking down the set after our last show we had an after party in the drama room back at school.
We celebrated the end of our time in the production of Mamma Mia with pizza, cake and soda. After our thanks to the directors of the musical, the grade 12s said words about their time in the musical. Many tears began to appear as continued to talk about our time in the production. I guess I’ll just write exactly what I said.
“This is my second year staying in the musical. It’s honestly so surreal that it’s finally over. I could honestly cry but we can all say that. It’s going to be weird having 2 extra hours every Sunday. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. Sleep I guess. I remember getting my music for last years show and playing the slide whistle, this year I guess it’s the tambourine. What can I say. I am the dancing queen on that tambourine. Thank you all.”
Yours Truly, Deon Lam