Thursday January 24, 2013 was a weird day, as Founder’s Day was moved to Monday because it was supposed to rain on Friday. Needless to say, I was pretty frazzled by the time I got to rehearsal at 3:10. We were supposed to sing “Find My Way/Finale” and “Take It Like A Man” in room 130 with John Higgins, the music director. I sat down in the second chair from the end in between Olivia, who plays Elle Woods, and Jessie, who plays a Delta Nu sorority sister. I put my script on a music stand and thought, ‘Great. Now I get to spend three more hours at school.’ Fortunately for me, rehearsals tend to lift my mood.
We started warming up. I was feeling a little less tired, because singing seems to have this effect on me where I can’t stay upset or frustrated. Then, John started to teach us the finale. Let me just say, and don’t worry – no spoilers, that “Find My Way” has my favorite moment in the entire show. By the time we finished learning the finale, I wasn’t even thinking about the schedule change or the fact that, because I had classes the next day, I would have to go home and study.
Olivia and Gus left because they were going to work on “Take It Like A Man” another time, and the ensemble voices learned our “Mmm”s, “Ooh”s, and harmonies. I left rehearsal feeling refreshed and cheerful. Imagine the disappointment I felt when I got home and realized that I had a pile of math homework to do.
-- Sami Nagler, '13