I am trying to focus on writing today’s post, but I am too busy listening to Hamilton. Maybe it’s just foolish to be dropping a new video from your humble little show that premiered in your hometown on a day when most Broadway aficionados are abuzz with the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s super-popular, super-ground-breaking, super-phat-beatz-n-rhymz-bustin’ new musical. Maybe I’m just pretending people will notice me.
But here’s trying.
Orin and I are happy to release this video of one of our favorite numbers from our not-so-much-phat-beatz-as-what-we-hope-is-smart-sophisticated-tuneful-and-soul-filling show, Just Pretend. It premiered June 27, 2015 at Youth Sing Praise. This scene sets up the song “Faith Enough.” Esther has just heard a decree that she is to be part of a contest to find a new Queen of Persia; her uncle, Mordechai, urges her forward despite her misgivings.
We will be sharing some other freshly-mastered excerpts from the show in the coming weeks. Look for a full soundtrack to be available by Christmas. Thanks to all for your support of this new work thus far. Interested in learning more? Head over to our official website here.