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Saturday, January 05, 2013
A Day of Prep.... FOR AUDITIONS!
It's not like I left it to the last minute. I don't do that. But I did spent a bit of time today making sure that I am ready for auditions tomorrow. It's always a little hard for me to pick my sides. Is this the one that will show me what I need to see? What about this one? And I only have 1/2 an hour per group of 4 and we have to hear them sing, so I want to make sure I get to see what I need to AND I want to make sure they get to show me want they need to. I will tell you a not-so-secret secret... I agonize about auditions. I think because I acted for a long time before I directed I really empathize with the people coming out. I know that everyone out there wants me to see them, really see them, and find whatever I need in them. I know that everyone coming out really wants to get in the show. I want them all to be terrific, but then I stress about that because I know I can't cast them all. I usually end up not casting a good dozen people I really, really, really wish I could. And I don't want to make a mistake. I don't want to miss out on that fabulous person who just had an off-day on audition day. It happens. I've done that.
Anyhow, I have sorted out my sides. I have thought hard about my improvisation activity (which I will only do if we have time). I have re-read the script who knows how many times. I think I am ready. I remain excited and know, deep down, that anything I miss tomorrow I can catch in callbacks!