Today was a victory indeed!
I was overjoyed to have a successful audition for Gateway Playhouse! (summer season includes: South Pacific, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street)
Last night a friend mentioned she was going, so I tagged along for the ride :) Auditions are always a great excuse for sitting around and hanging out/catching up in the waiting room with friends in the business. This morning it was the Actors Equity Building (above the Times Square McDonald’s ;)
I didn’t show up quite early enough to get a time slot (they were all taken by 8:45 am (appointments started at 9:30) but I ended up being 28 on the “alternate list” (for this who are curious…when people with appointments don’t show up, they fill in the no-shows with people from the alternate list) and I managed to get seen right before lunch!
One of my most treasured moments of today was standing in the small holding room, gazing out the window with wonder at the neighboring skyscraper, taking in the rows of cubicles and fragments of the manhattan skyline. How do I get to live here!? What a dream come true! My heart bursts to think of the many actresses before me who have come to the city with dreams of being in show business.
My song came from a place of joy and honest love for musicals. I had so much fun singing “I Got Rhythm”, letting the catchy little tune take me on a ride, and grinning on the inside as the panel of three scribbled notes on my resume (this is usually a good sign ;). I felt confident in my acting and singing, and like I brought a simple but solid audition selection.
It’s the little victories! Feeling proud of my work today!