Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
So Friday came, and while I wasn't really nervous about the choral audition, I was a little jittery. Needless to say, I feel fine about my audition. It wasn't perfect, but it was the best I could have done under the present circumstances :)
So then came Saturday, and with it the Annie vocal auditions. I wasn't even jittery about this one..I was planning to sing Never Fully Dressed, and that's no big deal, and I had picked one of the monologues to read, and that was no big deal. So I went, and sang, and read, and it was no big deal. I think I did fine.
And this afternoon I have movement auditions. I'm not really concerned about these auditions either. So I guess the purpose of this post is to tell you all that I am staying busy and finding groups to audition for, and it's not really not stressing me out :)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I am at school - Harding University - and I begin classes on Monday. I just got here on Thursday, and already I have auditioned for the choral programs and for the homecoming musical, Annie (well, the vocal audition...I have "movement" auditions tomorrow). I am moved into the dorm and mostly settled. My roommate, Molly, is fabulous...we are currently jamming out to Justin Bieber.
Okay...I'll continue later.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I'm really looking forward to working with new people with new ideas in a new space with new smells and new quirky things. I'm just really, really going to miss being home.
I have yet to cry. I had thought that I might cry on stage, but in the heat and adrenaline of the moment, I did not.
It's not over, I keep telling myself. It's just over for now.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
- Little Prairie Bible Camp
- college approaching much too rapidly
- the Crucible..yeah, I know, you're sick of me blabbing about it, but I can't help it!
- maybe I'll finish posting about our June vaca...we really did make it all the way to Deer Valley!
...and some other stuff. I'm at the theatre now, waiting around until it's time to go back on stage.
I love my life.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
It's unreal how much I have learned while working of this show.
It's my last show at OAT for a while.
I'm really going to miss everyone. Especially Jeff the chair.
To quote the circus people in Seussical, "Come see the shoooooooow!!!"
Friday, July 22, 2011
For example, the man playing Hale has a line concerning Proctor,
"From the beginning, this man has struck me true."
But TWICE now, he has accidentally said,
"From the beginning, this man has struck me too...."
This strikes everyone as unbearably funny, since in our production of The Crucible, John Proctor has a habit of getting angry with young girls (myself included) and throwing them to ground.
Once, our Tituba was supposed to say,
"Oh, yes, I love the little children.."
but it came out,
"Oh, no, I don't love the little children.."
..which was made even funnier with the comments that immediately followed, "Yeah, she doesn't love the little children. She eats the little children..."
Perhaps Tituba's mistake came from all the double negatives in the show getting to Erin's head (Erin being the actress that plays Tituba, of course..). There surely are an annoyingly large amount of double negatives in this show. Example:
"I never seen no sign you ever sent your spirit out to hurt no one."
Oh, the grammar in this show...
I think it's getting to my head.
This morning I said "I believe they are out picking blackberries, are they not?"
"Are they not?" Where did that come from????
Anyway, come see the show. It's intense. I saw Act 4 for the first time last night. I cried.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I am basically off-book..there might be a couple times I have to call for a line, but overall, I'm good. This is when the real fun begins.
My character appears briefly in Act 1, several significant times in Act 2, and in the whole of Act 3 (or "the beast" as it has been affectionately referred to). Act 1 isn't nearly as vexing as Acts 2 and 3, because it's not an emotional rollercoaster for me. Acts 2 and 3 are.
Maybe it's just because I've really never done a drama before, or maybe there is something legitimately special about the show, but last night after running Act 3 (the intense courtroom) I was shaking. I was pumped with adrenaline. I wanted to cry. I think it's just my lack of experience working on a show like this. It's really cool.
Tomorrow night is the FOLLIES! Come come come! OAT, 7:00, $10. Be there...or don't.
The Light girls (that are in town) will be performing ;)
As if I need anything else to be thinking about, I have the senior recital on Monday, the 25th, 7:30, the Presbyterian church in Rolla, free. You can come if you want to. I'll be playing :/
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I had read the play before in school, but I have never seen it performed, so the read-through was extremely helpful as far as understanding the character's personalities and the tonality of the piece. It's going to be an excellent production.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Strangely enough, as I stood there, holding his nasty hoodie, and watching him run out to the mound to encourage his teammate, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
Because I got to hold onto Adam Wainwright's hoodie.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We finally arrived in Colorado Springs around 4, if I remember correctly. We went to the hotel to meet up with the rest of our family and change for dinner.
Dinner was delightful. We ate the Flying W Ranch, a ranch with a reputation for fabulous Cowboy food and fabulous Cowboy music.
We drove to Kansas City, Missouri...the very place where on January 24, 1994, the world was changed...I was born :) I love driving around Kansas City with my parents because they are constantly pointing out places they used to work, or places that people I should remember (but don't, because I was, like, 5 when we moved to Rolla), or places that are just really interesting. We spent the night at my Uncle Dennis and Aunt Michelle's house (who lives in Lee's Summit, really, not Kansas City). They are avid Cubs fans, but we love them anyway.
Here ends my account of June 9, 2011.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
They look similar, no?
Random tea party/dress up day. Courtney as a masked Venitian-Parisian, me as a drunken pirate princess, Clarissa as a hippie named Violet Sunshine, Rebecca as a snobby British chick , Meredith as Nancy Drew, and Matthew as a little boy that wears his pajamas all day.