Putting Together the Pieces: Making an AMT Show
I can’t really remember ever not being on stage singing in some capacity, so I have had (too) many years of seeing what audiences like and don’t like! Anyone with the entertainer bug in their system soon finds out what works best for them and for those around them.
In the very first year at AMT Kenny developed a format for our show that we have come to trust over the years. We say that you have not been fully entertained until all of your emotions have been touched! People love to laugh and relax but often people want to stop and feel something that they may not have felt in a long time and yes, that may even bring a tear.
We have been blessed in the fact that we have had mostly the same cast members over the years and have become very acquainted with their gifts and talents and can usually pick material we feel is best suited for their role at AMT. They are all so talented that there is not a style of music they cannot cover!
Individual cast members are gifted in individual ways so when we hear a certain style of song we just know that it would be great for a certain member. For instance, anything full of energy and dance is automatically considered for the unstoppable Jeremiah Franks!
We make notes all year long, as thoughts, ideas and song titles come to mind then we have a good pool to choose from for next years’ show. Putting a new show together is more challenging and more exciting every year as we all grow and stretch our abilities, but we want to go beyond just entertaining people to fully entertaining them.
What has been your favorite show or season throughout the years?