There’s no better feeling then finding your next favorite song. They’re all special I know, but sometimes you find that song/show that you just can’t stop listening too/singing along. It just speaks to you. You listen to it on repeat and dream about getting a chance to perform it.
For me, at this moment, that song is Once More I Can See from the musical Wonderland. I actually discovered this song when my parents gave me a book of contemporary Soprano/Belter musical theater songs for Christmas. I was looking through the book tagging songs I wanted to work on with my voice teacher when there it was, right in the back of the book.
Suddenly I remembered something from opening night of the production of Shrek I was in this past summer. I was the Ugly Duckling, but looked like a swan. Someone I was friends with back then had come to the show that night and he’d told me he thought I was playing Alice. Not only that, but he could see me playing her someday. We’d gone our separate ways, but I still remembered that conversation.
I felt a sudden desire to hear the song. I wanted to know if he was right about it. A few minutes looking on Youtube later and I found the Original Broadway Cast Recording. I was hooked from the first listen. That song was the most lovely thing I’d ever heard. I knew that if I ever got the chance I’d as my voice to let me work on it.
That chance came earlier this month. I couldn’t be happier to be learning such a beautiful song. I’m determined to do the song justice. Even if it means bringing my voice higher then it normally goes.