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Really nervous. Auditioning for second show tonight. Yikes! (turn)
June 27, 2006
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So, some of you may know that my major in college was theatre, but my last job kept me on the road too much to commit to doing anything with my first love. Until this spring, I hadn't done any shows for at least 6 years. I waded back into it slowly with a small part in a non-musical.

Tonight are auditions for Man of La Mancha. I'm excited but soooo nervous! I have to sing in front of everyone, and I haven't done that style of song in ages! I've always had feeling of inferiority in doing musicals anyway b/c of some college experiences. So, tonight, I know a few people who are also auditioning, but it's a new theatre for me, a new director. I feel like I'm jumping into the deep end! Oh, I just hope I do well. I really, really, REALLY want the part of Aldonza. She is such a beautiful, complex role. I'd LOVE to play her. I just hope I do okay, though, no matter what.

Wish me luck!!!

June 27, 2006
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GOOD LUCK!!!!
let us know how it goes! how exciting for you!

June 27, 2006
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Turn,

How exciting!!!! Don't be afraid....I'm sure you're going to be great.

You mentioned acting is your first love...so try not to worry too much about it and have fun!!!!!

I'll be rootin' for ya!!!!

Good luck,
Lolli

June 27, 2006
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So right, Lolli. Thanks, onmyway!!

Well, here I go!!!

June 27, 2006
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Oh tell us how it goes sweetheart

June 27, 2006
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Good Luck, to the star of the show.

June 28, 2006
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Hey y'all. Thanks for the good wishes. I'm keeping them in my pocket until I find if/how I'm cast. I'm sure I can still use them while the director is making up his mind, which should be this week. I should know by Friday.

The audition went really well, but wasn't what I expected. I didn't get to sing the song I prepared, but I think I did pretty well with the one from the show that I sang. It was really informal, which was cool on one hand. It helped me feel comfortable. But it threw me a few curves, and I had really wanted to sing my song. It just didn't seem appropriate after I got there and saw how it was being run.

I don't want to get my hopes up, especially since there was only one other girl auditioning last night and most of the women seemed to have auditioned the night before, but I think I may have a real shot at the part I wanted, Aldonza. Oh, that would be so much fun!! But I'm confident I'll be cast just because the turnout for auditions has been sparse. I think all the auditionees would just barely fill the cast required. And I'm certain my abilities can at least fill an ensemble role, so this will be a lot of fun!

I'm really looking forward to it! Just trying to gear myself up for the demands it will make on my time. I get so lazy and selfish with my evenings home alone. But then, that's why I need something like this, so I'm so excited!!

I'll let you guys know what happens.

June 28, 2006
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hey Tra!!!! I wish I had seen this post yesterday so that I could have given you some advice... I was going to tell you to picture everyone in the room in their underwear! Sorry, I'm too late but I'm glad that it went well anyway!!!!

For future reference, the "underwear" trick works in a variety of circumstances... it's really a multi-purpose solution!!! It can be used for job interviews, public speaking engagements, court appearances, traffic violations, first dates, etc.!!! The list is really endless!!!!!

I'm so happy that your life is going so well for you right now. You deserve all of the great things that are coming your way!!!! I read about the bf saying the "L" word! Yikes! Scary stuff... but you seem to have handled it well!! Oh, hey! If that freaks you out again... you can always picture HIM in his underwear too!!!!! See???? I told ya! Multi-purpose!!!

Love ya!

TC

June 28, 2006
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Oh, TC, you make me laugh!!! Yes, I probably could have used that advice last night. Oh well, no harm. The bf ... well, he was already in his underwear, hehe. No, it wasn't like THAT!!! (I know where your mind went) He even wanted to assure me the next day that he'd meant what he said. Come to think of it though, the reason he wanted to assure me might have been a fear that I didn't take him seriously ... in his underwear. Hah! Now I'm cracking myself up!

June 28, 2006
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Just got the word. I'm a bit disheartened. I've been offered the role of Fermina and member of the Ensemble. No Aldonza for me. I may even shed a little tear for that.

Oh well. I guess I'll just concentrate now on being so great I'll make him regret that decision. Besides ... you never know when Aldonza might accidentally trip, break a leg, and need to be replaced with an understudy. Hehe. (j/k)

June 28, 2006
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Hey come on that is great news. It could have been a flat out no thanks. Im proud of you.

June 28, 2006
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Oh no, I'm still excited about doing the show. Don't get me wrong. It's just that when you think of how infrequently a role comes along that really excites you and how you may not get a chance to go for it again, it can be a little disheartening to see it slip by.

I just joke about making the director regret his decision in order to re-introduce a challenge into it all. That's what excited me about Aldonza. She would have been a challenge.

But I know nothing about this role of "Fermina." She could turn out to be surprisingly challenging, too. I'll just have to see.

Anyone familiar with La Mancha? Anyone know who Fermina is or what she does?

June 28, 2006
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Hey!! That's good news that you got a part!! They COULD have said that you'd be better suited for the stage crew (you know, lighting, costumes and props)... at least they want you on the stage instead of behind the curtain, right??????? You'll show them your stuff and then NEXT TIME... they'll be beating your door down to get you to star in their shows!!! Plus, I heard that Julia Roberts started out in the role of Fermina in "The Fiddler on the Roof"! She gave it her all... wowed them and look at her NOW... She didn't do too badly for herself, did she???

What I'm trying to say is that this is only the beginning!!! You've got years and years of performing ahead of you!! If your singing/acting is anything like your writing... you'll be a Grammy/Oscar winner in no time!!!!!!! I have all the faith in the world in you!!!!

All my love,

TC

P.S. I made up that stuff about Julia Roberts... I'm not sure what the first role was that she had, but I'm pretty darn sure it wasn't Pretty Woman!!!! She paid her dues... and she's a STAR, just like you'll be. Hopefully, you'll still remember me when you become rich and famous.

June 28, 2006
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Oops... I meant "Man of LaMancha"... not "Fiddler on the Roof"!!! D'oh!!

June 28, 2006
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Congrats Turn.....I know it's not the part you wanted but I'm very proud that you were chosen.

Be happy...if it were me having to sing.....I would have been pulled off the stage by that giant hook that comes out of stage left.......

Great job!!!!

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