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Putting it in perspective

Thanks to angstzeit's timely reminder, I got around to checking the listings and will be taking a second crack at Wicked at next Sunday's open chorus call. I did a belt number last year, so I figure I'll go in with legit soprano this time. Possibly something from The Light in the Piazza. I went the belt route first just because I expect the sopranos to be looked at as potential Glinda understudies/replacements, and frankly I just don't see them seeing me as a Glinda, even if I sound like one. But, time to vary the menu anyway.

I think Equity changed the format of their website audition listings, because I don't remember salary information being on it last year. And, whoa. Not that it's movie-star money or anything. But it never really occurred to me that, in addition to simply being the work I would actually want to do all day?

The chorus contract for this show pays TWICE what I make at my perfectly respectable grown-up day job. O_o

ETA: Yes, my fantasies of Broadway stardom encompass getting my IRA up to snuff. You may mock at will.

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amilyn
Mar. 18th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Wow!

::crosses::fingers::
thanatos_kalos
Mar. 18th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
break a leg! ::hugs and good luck vibes::
havocthecat
Mar. 18th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I'll be crossing my fingers and hoping for the best next Sunday!
alyssa22
Mar. 18th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck! You amaze me with the things you do!
seldearslj
Mar. 18th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
my perfectly respectable grown-up day job

THis made me laugh. I don't know why. Maybe it's just a Monday morning looking-for-humour thing, but it made me laugh.

Good luck with the chorus audition!
wiliqueen
Mar. 19th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
It is weirdly funny even to me. Partly because it means multiple things. Not only that it's a "real job" (a term I despise for what I presume to be self-evident reasons). But also because, even though I have it only because I have bills to pay, it really isn't the kind of barely-scraping-by day job that a lot of my friends have. I could no doubt be making more by now if I'd worked at it, but what I am making is, well, perfectly respectable. *wry g*
seldearslj
Mar. 19th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
It's interesting - the perception that we have in our minds about our jobs.

I feel as though, sometimes, I look at all my programming work as 'killing time' until I get my books published. And then there's the practical aspect of it all sneering, "Well, phooey to you! Do you know how few people get to live off their publishing earnings?"

But, yes. Perfectly respectable grown-up day jobs...and the little (or big) dreams that fill in the cracks where they don't satsify.
quasievil_bunny
Mar. 18th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Break a leg!!
kevenn
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
Here's wishing magick for you!
evil_overlord
Mar. 19th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
teehee. Twice what you make at your "perfectly respectable grown-up day job", eh? Well, that never hurts....*VBG*

Good luck, and I'll be thinking good thoughts for you! **crosses her fingers**
wiliqueen
Mar. 19th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
No kidding! We're not hurting by any stretch, but a bit more cushion would be nice. Most of the difference would probably go straight into my IRA, since I haven't been saving nearly enough the last few years.

Yes, my fantasies of Broadway stardom include getting my IRA to where it should be. Who says dreams are impractical? ;-D
iingaartist
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
*hugs and happy thoughts*
irish_horse
Mar. 21st, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
As someone who can't afford a 401k, let alone an IRA, I am in no position to mock anybody.
wiliqueen
Mar. 22nd, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'd much rather do a 401k, but Office of Doom doesn't have a plan. The IRA was started last year, and isn't exactly stellar. *wry g*
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