The difference between crazy and sane is an eighth note! I’d love to take credit for this thought but I wasn’t the one who said it. The composer of the new “Phantom of the Opera” musical at the Players Theatre, Michael Sgouros, has a way of just saying these gems and then I am scrambling for a pencil and paper to write it down.
During our music rehearsal with Eric Fletcher, who is playing Erik – aka – the Phantom, Michael was discussing that the difference between Erik’s song “Soul Mate” and Christine Daae’s song “Why Must I Choose” is only an eighth note. Yet one is quite mad and one is not.
I began to think about all of the characters in reference to this thought. Everyone in the show has their turn at riding the wonky merry-go-round of madness in our production. All the characters are pushed to their psychological limits. Every ounce of sanity is tested and retested. And the great part is – we as the audience get to sit back and watch!
Until next time – Be Bold!