My Music Man Experience
Tim Pope was slated to be the bass in the Music Man quartet, but wasn’t available for all the performances of the play, so I was his understudy. I’d never done anything like that before, and it was a stretch to climb out of my shell to act and sing in front of a huge audience.
Funny thing was, I was actually fairly good in the role, at least if the accolades of my fellow crew members was any indication! I had a chance to ad-lib in places, and whatever I did seemed to fit the spot perfectly.
I’m on the left, if this smallish photo isn’t telling you that. Fortunately for me, the night I performed in Tim’s stead was the night the videographer shot the play, so I’m in the video of it as well!