A few weeks ago, I had the honor and privilege of dancing and singing with a superbly talented cast of performers in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's production of How to Succeed...
Of course, the star of the show was the Orchestra itself - rarely do you have an opportunity these days to perform with an Orchestra that full - every part in the original score was filled (exceedingly rare in this day and age, even on Broadway), and then some. We had EXTRA instrumental parts. Just listening to them tune brought tears to my eyes every day.
If you have ever been a performer, you know that there are certain productions and casts that glimmer in your memories. I can think of them right now - The Sound of Music at El Camino, Crazy for You at the Norris, Sunday in the Park with George at Heritage Rep, Hello Dolly! at Sierra Rep, Nunsense at Torrance Theatre Company, and now this one. They glimmer for special reasons - the cast, the experience, the production team, the orchestra.
This one was special for all those reasons.
Such a privilege!