Why do I do this to myself?

You may have heard that I have a habit of doing stupid things.  In fact, this whole blog is dedicated to the silly and stupid situations I manage to get myself into.  And this one is no exception…

So, I heard about this audition a little over a month ago and thought that maybe I should go.

Never mind that I haven’t performed in a full show in over 11 years, or that I didn’t know any of the songs, any audition songs, can’t dance, and had about 1 day to get anything ready for the audition.  It still seemed like an adventure that I should go on, if for no other reason than because of how badly it could go.

Which is how I ended up going to this audition on the last day of auditions, in the very last audition slot and with a song that I knew, but that I had never heard played on the piano.  So I had no idea if the key that the music was in was a key I could sing or not.  Cause really, preparation, whats that?

The day of the audition I had milk with breakfast (A no no), I warmed up by singing along with the radio at the top of my lungs and got lost on my way to the theater.

As I walked in, I had no resume, no head shot and had to tell them I had no idea what the music I was holding sounded like on the piano, since I don’t own a piano.

I audition and go on my merry way.

The next day I get called back for a call back.  Right before the call backs I get super sick.  I have to call to tell them I can’t make it and the part goes to someone else.

Fast forward to last week…..

I get a call from the theater.  The person they cast is unable to fulfill the role and would I be interested in filling it?

So now I have a month to step into the role, learn the lines, choreography and the music for this show.  Everyone is off book and ready for fine tuning…I have had the script for 48 hours.

This can only end badly, right?

Lesson learned:

My husband should have bought me a piano. (My husband thinks this is not an actual lesson learned, but that just makes it obvious he needs to learn this lesson).

This theater was clearly desperate. (if your hopes rest on my shoulders….my the gods help you, clearly you are in trouble)

Don’t tempt fate! (those three witches will get you every time!)

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