About a week and a half ago I was invited by my friend André de Aquino to be an arranger for the upcoming musical Rita Lee Mora ao Lado. We're working with a fantastic team of musicians, actors and directors; the actress Mel Lisboa is playing the main part.
We're on a tight schedule of long rehearsals on most days; since we're making the bridge between the musicians and the actors/singers/dancers, we attend both practices. It's a tiring process, but it's also extremely rewarding to see the show falling into place.
As a bonus, living in São Paulo for some weeks has made me realize the true appeal of the city and wipe off my old idea of it as a gray, uninteresting metropolis. Now I see a vibrant, wealthy city with lots of greenery and stunning geography (at least on my daily commute from the hotel to the studios).
The musical debuts in the end of March.