Last week I had my first ever real musical theater audition!
I was terrible.
The kind of terrible where I left the theater laughing a bit because it really was just that ludicrously bad.
So, what exactly happened?
Kicker: I stopped and asked to start again.
Instead of just making do with what happened, my brain switched into rehearsal mode and got all perfectionist on me.
But theater people are (almost disconcertedly) nice.
The whole audition panel is like:
That was nice, but definitely not enough to convince my voice to get un-nervoused after that fiasco.
So needless to say, that's not going to be happening.
Brightside: found out the rehearsal schedule would almost certainly have conflicted with dance rehearsals for the May performance. So, in the end, probably a good thing it's not going forward.
I learned a lot from this.
I want to do a lot more training, and figure out a way to get reliable rehearsals pre-audition.
A lot of this is happening.
Barre is great for distraction and for being able to make discernible improvement on my own.