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Friday, August 3, 2012

A chat with The Barbershop Quartet in The Music Man at WBT!

Posted by: pia on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 L to R: Martin Bonventre, Brian Conklin, FaTaye, Jimmy Tate in The Music Man

Where are you guys from?

Martin Bonventre- Bronxville, NY

Brian Conklin- Tappan, NY

FaTaye-Dobbs Ferry, NY

Jimmy Tate- White Plains, NY

What was the First Play you were in?

Brian- When I was ten years old I did Amahl And The Night Visitors in Pearl River

FaTaye - Sky Masterson in Guys And Dolls.

Martin- A Midsummer Night's Dream .. in the chorus.

Jimmy- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  at Rye Country Day School in 1979.

Do you sing in the shower?

FaTaye- Everyone sings in the shower - some sound good, some sound bad... but we all do it.

Martin- Before auditions, I use it to warm up.

Brian- I do vocal exercises in the shower!

Jimmy- I sometimes sing in the shower, but prefer the car.

Are you guys as close off the stage as your characters are on it?

Martin- “The four of us had a lot of extra rehearsals and we have a very strong brotherhood. “

The rest of the guys:  Agreed!!!!

What's on your Ipod?

Fatye-  Dubstep

Martin- Led Zeppelin, classic rock,  metal.

Brian- Louis Armstrong and  Ella Fitzgerald when they’re on the same album!

Jimmy-  Ed Sheeran.

What is your favorite scene in the show?

Fatye-  The number "Shipoopi!"

Brian- " Ice Cream Sincere" sice it's when The barbershop quartet first sing together.

Martin- "Lida Rose" … because of the blocking.... and how much we practiced the blocking!

Jimmy- The Quartets’ “Sincere”