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24 July 2007 @ 12:54 pm
Into The Woods? Into my head. It's official, I'm a nutcase.  
  • Minutes spent stressing out that I can't sing and therefore shouldn't bother auditioning - 4, 879
  • First time I saw Into the Woods with Bernadette Peters - 1991
  • Years of wanting to play 'Little Red Riding Hood' - 16
  • Audition songs that don't go outside of my range - 2 (If you count Happy Birthday...which I don't.)
  • Minutes rehearsing said song in front of the mirror at home - 8, 453, 622
  • Pounds to lose before Monday - 25 (HA!)
  • Hours spent tearing up my closet to find something that is appropriate - 3.5
  • Outfits tried on and thrown away in disgust - 12
  • Minutes lamenting the 10 lbs. I've gained over the summer - 697
  • Hours on the phone with Janice (who played the witch 12 years ago) to make sure I could do this  - 1.5
  • Emails to Jeffzilla (who wants to play Jack) - 1
  • Days left until audition - 6

Edit:  Here's the song.  Apologies to Irving Berlin.  http://dracoandginny.com/persephone33/auditionsong.mp3

I've really only wanted a part this badly ONCE before.  It did not go well, as I still have not played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  Good thoughts, huh, f-list?  I'm not usually needy, but the good vibes will go a LOOOOONG way.

 
 
 
 
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Elleelvishly on July 24th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
I've just heard the song and you sound fine!

But if you're like me - and don't believe it when people say things like that xD - and need extra reassurance, I'd say get your hands on a piano and practise singing the notes you might be struggling on? That's if you're a note-struggling person though, like I am. xD

Some links if you really are stressing about it thought:

http://www.vocalist.org.uk/breathing_exercises.html
http://www.vocalist.org.uk/pitching_exercises.html

There's some more on the actual root of that website but um, yeah. I honestly don't know why you're stressing out so much because you'll be great. :D
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I never took musical classes for my degree, I always just said, "No, I don't sing." Then I auditioned for the mute in The Fantasticks and got saddled with one of the 'mothers' (Instead of fathers in that production). I've come a little late to the party in terms of musical theatre. I can sing, it just doesn't come as easily for me as I'd like it to. (Lots and lots and lots of rehearsal) And I don't have a huge range, but I appreciate so much your linking me to those websites! They're very instructive and informative!

Thanks for the encouragement. :)
Elleelvishly on July 25th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Haha, that kind of reminded me of Shilpa Shetty (Bollywood) when she once said: "Sing? Me? I don't sing! I lipsync! It's even on my resume!" xD

And no problem.

Knock 'em dead. :D
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo! I'm always looking for something to add to my resume! Lip synch! It's brilliant!