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State of the Diva

Godspell: Not happening. Still love the show, always will, but should do it with the right theatre at the right time. This is neither. When I hit the realization that I was only still considering going out for it because I'd told people I was going to, that pretty much did it. *wry g*

Miss Saigon: Yes, Miss Saigon. The regional rights have been out for a while, but this is the first I've heard of a regional actually doing it. The only Caucasian female role is Ellen, who's on stage for a grand total of about 12 minutes. But she has one killer solo (which I frequently use for auditions) and one killer duet, so that time is used wisely. *g* The fact that she is the only Caucasian female role makes it highly unlikely that I'll get it, of course, but I'll be there to try.

Jane Eyre: Going out for it, unless I actually do get the above. There are three weeks between the auditions, which is plenty of time to find out. Sticking to my new, pickier standards for community theatre, will only accept Blanche Ingram (or Jane if they're, y'know, deranged). May actually have a decent shot at it, as it's exceedingly comfortable for my voice, and my height may even work to my advantage by contrasting with Jane. (ETA: Though I'm kinda entertained by the casting breakdown referring to Blanche as a coloratura soprano. I guess the little runs in "Finer Things" would technically be considered coloratura, but the thing only goes to a B...)

Barnum: Have officially said yes to designing costumes. Show is in June, and there's already one stitcher on board to help me out. Decided that if I had my choice but could wear only one hat, it's be the costume designer hat rather than the Jenny Lind one. So, yes on that, and will decide down the road about whether to audition (which won't be until April or so).

If nobody casts me, more time to get stuff done in the house, spend time with hubby, and FINALLY get my butt back in dance classes and voice lessons.

Oh, and in further proof that all roads lead to (or, more precisely, from) Phantom, both of the roles I'm looking to audition for in the next few weeks were originated by former Christines -- Ellen by Claire Moore (original London alternate) and Blanche by Elizabeth DeGrazia (late-run Toronto replacement). Call me easily amused. ;-)



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Jan. 20th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
That's Great.
Options are ALWAYS a wonderful thing. I personally think you're a kick ass costume designer so I'm glad you at least have that 'role' for later. ;)

Break a leg on the other auditions. I like your attitude about not being concerned if you don't get the parts. Using that time constructively is a great idea.

So, in summary, I hope what is best for you is what works out. :)

P.S. isn't there a costuming job that you're still in the running for? I thought I'd read somthing about that and that they want you to come in at the beginning of Feb. to show them what you can do? If that's still happening, I hope that goes great, too!
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: That's Great.
I thought I'd read somthing about that and that they want you to come in at the beginning of Feb. to show them what you can do?

That's still in the same place, i.e. I haven't heard from her. She did say she might call. Haven't posted anything about it because there hasn't been any news. :-)

And it's more to see how I fit into the shop. I brought a whole garment bag full of stuff, so she pretty much knows what I can do.
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
::crosses fingers for you:: break a leg! ::hugs::
Jan. 20th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Did you see the audition notice for chorus people for Wicked? It doesn't seem to be an equity only thing.


It's chorus, but it's also Wicked.
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! No, I hadn't seen it yet.

Chicagoplays is really bad about listing whether things are Equity or not. I'll dig up my newest PerformInk when I get home tonight and see what it says...
Jan. 21st, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)

Jan. 21st, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
This Tuesday was the first class in a round of bellydance lessons..
Jan. 22nd, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
And of course this coming Tuesday is when I'm auditioning for Miss Saigon. The park district session cycle hates me. %-}
Jan. 22nd, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: D'oh!
And you can't do the Sunday sessions in BG either! There's Thursday nights in Wauconda, which is a pretty far way away, though--about a 45 minute drive, but I'd go through level one again if you were taking it, so the drive wouldn't be too bad if it were both of us.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: D'oh!
:: shakes head :: I do too much driving for other stuff, but thanks for the info anyway.

I really need to put priority on back-to-basics anyway and do a low-level ballet class.
Jan. 24th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: D'oh!
Yeah, that'd be a good way to get back into things too. :)

Let me know what you're doing if you're interested in company? Ballet's different from belly dance, but the movement will still do me good.
Jan. 24th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: D'oh!
Will definitely keep you posted. And ballet basics are good to have for anything.
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