I've spent the day either being really nervous about the audition (which I wrote about yesterday) or being excited after it or being exhausted after it - which is where I am now.
Here's my Facebook post from right after I got home:
Even if I don't get into Les Misérables, I had a WONDERFUL time at the audition. I got to act Princess Puffer (Mystery of Edwin Drood) for one verse and chorus onstage!
It was sooooooo much fun!
I really threw myself into the acting for the song. I think doing Zumba has helped me loosen up as far as physically acting things. I also used a Zumba move for the line "Then you sluts to cop some sleep!"
I wasn't sure how my voice would do since I've been hoarse. The song I sang is an alto song, and I don't usually sing very loudly in that range. I was able to belt it out though! I was worried that they wouldn't hear me over the piano accompaniment.
I barely heard the piano. I think she followed along.
Older son did A Man Could Go Quite Mad, also from Edwin Drood. He did it in a disturbingly intense fashion. Here's the original Jasper, Howard McGillan, singing it in concert:
Older son sang right before I did which made things interesting. During the line "... or choke each bloke who/Throws a smile your way..." he clenched his hands so much that the muscles really stood out in his forearms. I hadn't seen him act this song before so it was really interesting, and that moment stands out in my memory. While I was really excited to watch his audition (we went in in groups of about ten), I was also really nervous about mine at the same time. I had a wonderful time singing onstage, and, as soon as I finished, my hands started really shaking. I've heard of people getting the most nervous after their audition, but I'd never experienced that myself before.
At our usual community theater, I know lots of the people auditioning. It was strange to not know very many people - except from seeing them onstage in other productions.
The drive there was so long, and the same drive home went so quickly.