Michael Kemp writes:-
WARNING: WHEN WRITING A DAILY BLOG ABOUT THE MAKING OF A MUSICAL BASED ON JAWS, IT'S NOT ONLY ACCEPTED BUT MANDATORY FOR THERE TO BE BARRELS OF UNFUNNY NAUTICAL PUNS - EVEN IF THEY'RE A BIT FISHY -SORRY.
Day Two of our production has been incredibly productive - no more of the obligatory Zip Zap Boing! round to start the day off, as we set off immediately into our Production - JAWS: The Musical.
First up was learning the songs all the Actiontrack team had written last night, which varied from a Green Day-lite acoustic ballad ('From Cape Scott to South Beach'), 80s hued synth pop with a self-aware dollop of Billy Joel ('The Head, The Tail, The Whole Damn Thing') to a tender, harmony-laden duet ('Catching Fish Tonight'). When those songs were all learned we then began to select our scenes and begin the weaving that would thread our narrative.
Already by the evening the script was done and dusted, which is incredibly early for an Actiontrack Show, but our plans for a media collage spectacular is going to be knots of work (knots – lots *stifled cough*), which will take up the rest of our week. Although signs are good on the Good Ship JAWS: The Musical, with the Van unpacked and casting tomorrow, our production will now be full tilt to get its jazz hands in order (Jaws, Jazz hands - Jaws Hands?), with casting, dance, set and sound design all about to begin.
It looks like the sail's beginning to billow as a mighty wind is blowing us starboard.