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Going Out of My Comfort Zone

vijaykumar's picture
on May 14, 2008 - 9:10am

I actually had never auditioned for a musical before. Or for anything remotely theatrical. I'm a classical musician so my version of an "audition" is a closed room with myself and the judges (and maybe an accompanist). So when I walked in and realized that I'd be auditioning in front of everyone else who was auditioning (some 50+), I freaked out!

One of the cons about having studied with people like the Dean of Julliard (Dr. Stephen Clapp) and my other amazing, lesser-known instructors in classical music, is that I cannot stand when someone is tonally off or can't play. I don't mean to be judgmental, but sometimes it's crazy hard not to cringe or be in pain when I hear horrible music. That's my confession of the day. Because I know that I was once there but what kills me is that sometimes these people don't realize they suck and think they're the ultimate diva!

I sang REFLECTION from Mulan and I was so nervous I could hear my voice shaking! haha. The dance steps we had to learn were so confusing and by then I was so tired of sitting around waiting and it was like 9pm then. But I improvised and just smiled my way through. lol. The reading went great! I love reading and we read out of Dr. Seuss books so life was grand!

In the end I was proud of myself for one thing: going out of my comfort zone. I've never done anything like that before and I've never had any actual training for voice, dancing, or theater. My hope is to be in the chorus so the schedule isn't very demanding but we shall see. :)

Thanks so much for caring y'all!!! Have a splendiferous josh day!!!!!

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