Meet our newest addition to our band of Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour bloggers…. This time we get a female perspective from one of our Soul Girls, Keisher. Keisher will be telling us more about what being a “Soul Girl” entails, but for those unfamiliar with the show, they form a very glamorous trio of funky dancers and singers…
My name’s Keisher and I’m a member of the JCS Arena Tour cast. I’m going to be playing one of the Soul Girls as well as being part of the ensemble cast. This is going to be my first professional musical so as well as being excited I’m also really nervous to be working with such a high profile cast!
Just like the first day of work, you never know what the people are going to be like, who will be your lunch buddy and who’s gonna drive you mad! Well I have to say, the cast and staff are lovely. Everyone seems to be committed to making this show something special. Really cool, talented individuals varying in ages and experience which is so refreshing.
Before this, I have been working as a singer, backing vocalist, recording artist & travelling the world with various bands. As I studied musical theatre many moons ago, I thought it would be a great new venture to get back into and the rest is history…here I am in Jesus Christ Superstar the UK Arena Tour!
This past week, i’ve been rehearsing with my ‘Soul Sisters’ (Karleen Wray & Krysten Cummings). Dance routines, harmonies and most importantly …. Outfits!! Now, I wont give away too much but we will be diva-licious!! (I am rapidly falling in love with the wardrobe department.) As you know, you cant have style without substance and I must say, these divas have got soul! Hearing them individually, you feel like you are listening to a classy motown reunion. Very inspiring as these ladies have a vast wealth of experience to bring to the table and I’m trying my best to lap up the knowledge like a cat with milk!
Anyway, I’m off to carry on learning my lines and get my pirouettes right!
Bye for now and don’t forget to get your tickets before its too late! You really don’t want to miss this one!