Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FotR auditions and an Annie pic

This one's the rather easy wait--the wait to hear if we're invited to attend callbacks.  Sunshine and I auditioned for Fiddler on the Roof last night, and I think we both did a good job!  We went armed with CD's of our accompaniment music this time, to avoid another potential piano disaster.  Which was almost a bad call.  The CD player skipped for a few other auditioners.  And the pianist this time was much better.

Thankfully the CD player did fine for both Sunshine and me--yay!  I feel really good about my song (Popular, from Wicked--a tough one because the tune of the song is independent of the music, and because it has several different tempos and a few spoken parts).  It wasn't as good as I sing it in the shower, but it was still really good, especially for being nervous! Sunshine said one of our Annie castmates in the waiting area said 'Wow, she's really good!'

What I heard of Sunshine's Candle on the Water was wonderful, too!  We should hear by 9pm-ish tonight if we'll get to go to Saturday's callbacks.

EDIT 8:30 pm: Got the call! Callbacks are for the main roles (which are all older teens or adults), so Sunshine doesn't have to go but is still being considered for a role. She's going anyway, because we have to be there before 2pm for the afternoon performance, and it's too long of a drive to go all the way home to get her and drive all the way back.  So yay!  Very excited!

Okay, here's a pic from Annie.  This is the Hooverville scene, one of my favorites.  If you draw a big circle in the middle of the pic, I'm at the 3:00 position, in the gray hat and braids, looking to the left (my right).
Photo by Ginny Rodgers

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Trust me, I'm a professional!

Oh hey-- I forgot to blog this:  Plaza's costume guru asked me to costume the next production, a comedy titled The Foreigner by Larry Shue. And I am so excited!  I met most of the cast of that show this morning, and will start communicating with them on specifics for their characters in the next few days.  And the best part?  I'm getting PAID do do it!  Yeah, I know, right?  So that would make me a professional costume designer :)  How cools is that?

Two down, eleven to go

Rockin' Frances Perkins
Twenty six total shows, I get to do half.  Two down, only eleven remain.  I am having a blast.  I love every second of it, even the glitches!

Hobos for Hooverville (I'm in the braids)
Last night was opening, and I *ahem* flubbed one of the dance numbers (nailed the one that changed minutes before curtain, flubbed one that hasn't changed in a month).  I got all my open/close curtain cues no problem.  I was fully costumed for every scene.  So my part went smoothly.  However, a set table broke, some set bits were left on stage, and a few other minor snafus... but overall it was a GREAT show, exhilarating and exhausting.  I slept like a rock last night.

This afternoon's show was even better!  I just about nailed all my dance steps--didn't flub them!  Didn't break any of the set!  And had a wonderful time!  I love love love being a part of this.

After the show and I was saying goodbye, I realized I won't be seeing these guys again until FRIDAY, almost a week away!  After two months of seeing my castmates nearly every day, it's gonna be sad not to see them as often.  That alone is a reason to audition for Fiddler on the Roof.  Which I will be doing, next Tuesday (11/29)!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A whole mess of somethin'

I'm finding it exceedingly difficult to concentrate on anything today. As per my normal (and somewhat odd) stress-management strategy, I keep making lists.  At-Home Prep. Pre-Show. Intermission. Post-Show. Homeless costume. Greer costume. NYC costume. Perkins costume. Mansion curtain open/close times. Costume changes correlated with curtain duty.

ANNIE opens tonight!  To a sold-out crowd! Annnnnnd there will be details that I haven't rehearsed: props I haven't used, prop placement and timing that has changed, and curtain duty for a curtain that wasn't yet installed at my last rehearsal.  Another thing we didn't rehearse: The actor-greeting-line in the lobby after the show.  How the heck are we going to fit 34 actors in there and still let theatre-goers get through to the exit?  So a wee bit of trepidation, but mostly...


I'm honestly more nervous about Fiddler on the Roof auditions in ten days than I am tonight's performance.  Okay, so I did dream about not having enough time to don my NYC costume and having to go hat-less (GASP!!!!), but overall I'm very confident!

I'll update, hopefully with a pic or two, after tomorrow's matinee performance....