that single word can bring forward the greatest fear in all the world.
my legs start to shake.
my handwriting gets quivery.
i say the wrong things.
and i run INTO things.
two weeks ago i got to do something i'd never done before. sure, i've auditioned for shows before...but that's always been in front of people i know...at a homeschool school.
i auditioned for a community theatre.
i auditioned thinking:
a. i wouldn't get the part (hey. this is my first audition!)
b. i can't do the show anyways because i've got another one going.
c. i can't even attend callbacks!
d. we're doing this show at JOY next spring!
e. but, hey, it'll be a good experience.
so i did it. i auditioned for the sound of music.
and it WAS a good experience.
i got to get all my nerves out...and find out how auditions are done there.
i even had wishful thinking afterwards and named my starbucks cup liesl!
no. i didn't get the part.
yes. i'm okay with that.
i'm so relieved that my first audition is OVER!
yes. i was a nervous wreck!
but not really until after i sang...
after the audition you have to be measured. the costume lady asked me something...i didn't hear. i (politely as possible) responded "sir?"
i got a strange look.
i realized my error.
"I MEAN MA'AM!!?"
she then reasked the question...in a male voice.
good thing she did not easily offend!!
after which they take a headshot of you (so as to remember you by).
he had those light reflector/umbrella things set up.
i had to walk past them.
wouldn't you know...i ran INTO them.
all in all, however...i'm glad i auditioned.
and even more importantly...i cannot WAIT until auditions next month!
for what show...?