|Now I know how Idina feels.|
There's only so much you can blame on the pianist, but he really did play slowly. I remember this from the last two auditions with him. I gave him some specific instructions, specific tempo count-out with snaps and all, but to no avail. How can you win in the audition world when the casting directors want to hear something new, but the pianists don't want to play something new? Rant, whine, whine, #firstworldperformerproblems. So although I have to admit that I'm a little out of shape both vocally and physically, and therefore my breath support wasn't there for me, I did try to signal to him and pick up the pace quite a bit. And of course anytime you leave the moment mentally to make a subtle indication to the pianist, you are leaving the character out in space. So I lost the character and subsequently lost the emotion which subsequently meant those gorgeous high notes, which are only possible with emotion strung into them, literally fell flat.
I was also extremely flustered by the fact that I had trouble finding street parking so I parked in the lot last minute. This also happens every single time I go. So basically I'm living in groundhog audition day.
*Also* although I had an appointment at 11:24, and you're supposed to check in 45 minutes early, when I checked in they took me 45 minutes early. So obviously they had some cancellations that morning. I walked in off the street and was sent backstage. Again, just flustered me. Always have your lipstick on, ladies!!
|Skipped straight past the green room waiting area to backstage. |
This is the back of the Arsenic & Old Lace set at the Walnut.
|Outfit - black pants, black shirt, bling belt|
|The "at bat" area, aka where regret and fear are suppressed with lipstick and stretching|
Mostly, though, I like to keep my name on their minds and remind them what a suburban superstar I am. And that I'm not going anywhere until they hire me.
Like I mentioned in my pre-audition post [with rehearsal video, hint hint], I will be posting the twyns' handprint school quilts/patterns this week...the auction is Friday night so I'm excited for that 'debut'!
Mama's gotta get some attention where she can ;)