Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Musical Update

The reason that they can't say the name of the show is apparently because another very well respected theatre in the area is also doing it, and their show closes July 19th. So they can officially announce it July 20th. But it isn't a big secret. The problem? It is not a show for me. There is only one female character, and I am not tall, blonde, nor do I have giganto boobs. Nor am I sexy on-stage. (and that is not to sound down on myself. There's a reason I'll never be cast as the sex pot, and actually cast as her super smart and nerdy little sister)

BUT!!! There's another theatre around here (that is paid... because it's a dinner theatre) that is doing THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. THAT is a me show. I can sing the crap out of that show. So. I'm working on something for that audition which is on June 8th. Definitely more to come on that. Also, I auditioned for this theatre in the past when they were doing Chicago, and I was called back for Roxie. So I KNOW that I can get a callback. I wasn't in the show at all... but the problem with me in Chicago is that I can play Roxie, or I can play Roxie. This face ain't a Merry Murderess. The thing with this theatre is that their casting call is AEA and Non-Equity will be seen as time permits. And they generally cast AEA for leads. So chances are that I'll just be in the chorus. But ya never know. I'm still gonna sing and dance my ass off.

At the moment, I'm thinking about probably using "I Got Rhythm" for an audition piece or "Astonishing" from Little Women. The first because it's similar in style to songs from the show, and the latter because it was originally performed by Sutton Foster who played Millie in the Original Revival Cast of the show a few years ago. Both are songs I've worked on in the past, so I'm comfortable with either. I still feel like I'm having a panic attack about it, though.

6 comments:

Joanie M said...

I love Astonishing. Didn't you sing Astonishing for your Senior project or something?

I'm happy you're auditioning. I miss seeing you perform and I'd love to see you doing something again.

Joanie M said...

I forgot to mention that you can sing the shit out of I Got Rhythm! I can hear you singing it in my head right now.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Thoroughly Modern Millie?!?!? I love the movie version with Julie Andrews! How fun!

Ali said...

I'll comment on this post in a second, but I didn't want to forget to tell you that I left you a gift on my blog! :)

Ali said...

Again, break legs! And sing your little heart out.

Bayjb said...

I have heard of but never seen the play. But you'll be great! Break a leg.