Not What I Had Expected

The cast list was put up yesterday, the same day I had auditioned for the play. Our play this year is Shrek The Musical, and I tried out for the lead role of Fiona like everyone had assumed I would. I had expected to audition last week with others, when I was originally supposed to, but it was pushed back due to me getting sick. I was the reason everyone else had to wait to see what role they would play. It made me feel bad since they were all waiting on just one person. Though I stopped feeling guilty after I came back to all of them in my face asking me questions. The first thing they would say was, “Oh my gosh Liv! You’re back!” It felt nice for a second, thinking they felt bad for me since I was stuck in bed that weekend and during most of the week. I mean I don’t want to throw myself a pity-party but you could tell they only cared about themselves. What followed after their first sentence was, “When are you going to try out for the play?!” Well jokes on them because I had tried out before I even went to my first class.

I walked into a room with five kids running around. Luckily Mr. Ott, our director, had quickly rushed the kids out of the room. Thank god for that. Although another woman invited herself to stay and watch. She just sat there and smiled at me. Even though I still don’t know who she is, I’m not a fan of her. Due to the fact that I had to try out in the morning, I had to be recorded so the other directors/important people could watch the video and decide on what role I was to be given. I placed myself in view of the camera and went for it.

I decided to do the acting part of the audition first, so I could relax myself before I had to sing, and it went pretty smooth. I didn't use the script though I did stumble on a few of the lines, because I was a little light-headed, but there wasn't much I could do about that. The song was next and I was a little eerie to sing acapella in front of the camera.

You know how you record yourself singing and whenever you play it back you’re like, “OH MY GOD, that’s me? That was disgusting!” Well that’s how I felt like this was going to go down. Oh and let’s not forget about my little audience of one, sitting over in the corner. I could feel that her eyes were focused on me like two gigantic spotlights. The song was a little weird to start singing since it involves two other girls who sing before the role of Fiona. I just sang the other characters ending line so it’d flow better, sounded pretty damn good if I say so myself. I was about halfway through the song when someone walked in the door. Are you kidding me? Can you not hear that there’s someone singing inside the room? I mean, I know it’s a little out of the ordinary but come on, really? Anyways, acting like the princess I was trying to be, I continued on like I didn't even know it had happened. The song is the part that I get into the most, so I always throw myself into character. After I held the last note I took a big sigh of relief.

The little Russian lady who entered the room during the middle of the song said, “Such a beautiful voice!” I liked her a little more after she said that, but I’m still not a fan of the other woman. I talked with Mr. Ott after, apologized at how I held everyone up and thanked him for the audition. My audition was definitely not what I had expected it to be like.

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