I checked out the second night of Ha! The Musical on Sunday. I'm friends with most of the cast, the writer is one of my closest friend's almost sister-in-law and I'd stopped by rehearsal, so it was pretty neat to still encounter some surprises during the show!
Christian Finnegan can sing!! Like, really well. I assumed Bill Dawes had some pipes, since he's been in a Broadway show. I knew Casey Balsham could belt one out and I was familiar with Jay Oakerson's singing prowess from Legion of Skanks sing Grease. But, wow, I had no idea Finnegan would be so good at it!
If you want a professional peanut gallery... hire Keith Robinson, Derek Gaines, Monroe Martin and Chris Cookson. Whoo, I actually had to shush them at one point!
This play really gets the world of stand-up - There were so many little moments sprinkled throughout that were dead-on, but the kicker was Finnegan's ending soliloquy and song, spelling out the hard/boring/lonely life of a road Headliner. It actually brought a tear to my eye.
Ha! has four more shows in its initial run, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so get your $10 tickets with code CASEY now!