Monday, January 16, 2017

Life is Just Thoroughly Modern

Wow. It has been a really long time since writing a post, let alone publishing it. My well of time, inspiration, and fun has kind of dried up. Life gets in the way and you often have to prioritise your time. Right now this is MLK Day, so no school for me today. But I wanted to take this time to announce that the spring musical for our high school is Thoroughly Modern Millie.

If you don't know anything about Thoroughly Modern Millie, it's about a young woman from Salina Kansas who ventures off the New York City. She raises her skirts and bobs her hair and becomes a "modern woman." There she meets with Jimmy, Miss Dorothy, Mrs. Meers, and Muzzy and goes on a wild adventure involving love, stenogs, and white slavery. You can look it up more on the internet.

There was a new audition process this year, one that I really think benefitted a lot of people. Instead of doing impromptu dancing, singing and acting, all of our material was given to us early. We had the chance to practise and perfect our auditions. And I can't tell you how glad I was for that.

I practised my dancing the most. If there's one thing everyone knows about me, is that I. Can. Not. Dance. To. Save. My. Life. The singing portion I didn't really practise much. It was comfortably in my range, however belting the last note isn't my strong suit.

We had a choice of four monologues and I couldn't decided which one I wanted to do. But on the day of the audition, 20 minutes before going to audition, I decided.

We went in with groups of eight others. Mine were all girls. It's weird to go to these things and be surrounded by people and knowing that some of them will get in. And some will not.

My dancing was alright. My singing, however was good and somehow I managed to "fake it til you make it" belt the last note.

Unfortunately, my monologue was not as strong as I wanted it to be. I'm sure I was a little too quiet and pretty underprepared.

I walked out feeling decent. I predicted at least chorus. I was hoping for a name part. More like praying actually. :)

Callbacks came and my name wasn't listed, which made me a little nervous.

Then it came.

The day and the cast list came out. Two other girls and I were anxious to look. And our speech class teacher let us out early to see the cast list. One of my speech classmates and friend got the role of Millie (we all called that one)(She's so amazing at singing, dancing, and acting) and our other German exchange student got the role of Ethel Peas. Millie's boyfriend actually got the role of Jimmy, so I was super pumped for that. I scanned for my last name (the list was in alphabetical order of last names)

There it was. My name and my role(s). I got the role of Dorothy Parker and chorus. I was so happy. I GOT A NAME PART!

I have four lines. I'm not in the front for any of the numbers. BUT I HAVE A NAME! ONE THAT I DON'T HAVE TO MAKE UP! I couldn't be happier.

For me, my life is Thoroughly Modern Meeeeeeee.