AMS presents Sweet Charity
Ashfield Musical Society
In May 2016, I was invited to MD Ashfield Musical Society's production of the Broadway classic Sweet Charity. My duties included part allocation, coaching the soloists and chorus, work with the choreographer and director for the adaptation of incidental music, playing in vocal and dance rehearsals as rehearsal pianist, arranging parts for the chorus and the band, as well as performing and conducting all 8 runs of the show. As Music Director I was responsible for hiring the band and distributing payroll.
The show offered me a great opportunity to better understand community theatre in Sydney and to develop rehearsal technique in a challenging environment of mixed capabilities, budget constraints but great ambition. It was also my debut as MD and a wonderful glimpse into the world of musical theatre.