Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Shenandoah Moon" Orginal Cast Recordings

On Saturday, May 23, the cast from “Shenandoah Moon” gathered at the Waynesboro Players warehouse to record songs from that popular musical production which premiered a month ago at the Louis Spilman Auditorium in Waynesboro. The music was just too wonderful to just let it go! Here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at the recording session.

The incredibly talented Richard Adams, who composed, wrote, and directed the music for the play, adjusts his recording equipment during the recording session.

Dustin Roadcap (“Willie Miller”), Matthew Warner (“Louis Taylor”), Caleb Towns (“Tom Deluca”), and Scott Woofter (“Whitey O’Malley”) belt out “CCC,” the upbeat, often-funny song about life as members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

A favorite song in “Shenandoah Moon” is the touching “Don’t the Moon Look Pretty,” recorded here by Barbara Spilman Lawson (“Grandma Sally”) and Tara Stoll (“Kathy Shifflett”).

Caleb Towns as Tom Deluca, Tara Stoll as Kathy Shifflett, Scott Woofter as Whitey O’Malley, and Cassy Maxton as Lizzie Marshall consider their differences as well as the love that connects them in “Two Worlds.”
Bill Martin’s character, mountain patriarch Howard Shifflett, struggles with the life-changing events that have turned his life upside-down in the poignant “Howard’s Song.”

Barbara Spilman Lawson, as Grandma Sally, brought down the house with the show-stopping “Shine,” a boisterous, exuberant celebration of one of the mountain folks’ ways of enjoying themselves.

“Lizzie Marshall,” played by Cassy Maxton, sings “Everybody’s Their Own People,” where she lets Kathy Shifflet know that it doesn’t matter where you come from or where you end up living, you are unique and special in your own way.

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