On Monday I auditioned for Applause!'s musical School House Rock - and I got it! This was my second time auditioning, my first being one I did not make it into (The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood). I suppose in this case the second time's the charm? I do not yet know who I am playing, but this was a great victory to me. It's just a matter of persistence, as with publishing. But once you're in, it's great because you can honestly say that you are. I look forward to the actual performing and all that precedes and proceeds it. And I'll meet new people.
Here are my dream roles:
- Sweeney Todd or Judge Turpin
- Sherlock Holmes or Moriarty
- Dr. Victor Frankenstein or the Monster
- Count Dracula or Abraham Van Helsing
- Atticus Finch or Bob Ewell
- Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
- The Mad Hatter or the Cheshire Cat
- Willy Wonka
- Gandalf the Grey (The Hobbit)
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- Any sort of Nazi/SS officer
- Mercutio Montague
- President Coriolanus Snow
- Emperor Palpatine
- The Other Father (Coraline)
- Iago (Othello)
- Norman Bates
- Macbeth. I said the word!
- The modern major-general
- Ben Mears or Mark Petrie, perhaps even Barlow or Straker, or Father Callahan (all so great)
- ...And anything else I can get. Those are my top, though.
I've already played brave, brave Sir Robin - that was fun, although it was five and a half years ago. I do realize I have some double choices; such is not only a backup thing, but also because I have two favorite types of characters: creepy/scary villains and roguish rapscallions. I can be evil, but I can also be like my real self: a scoundrel. Some, such as Mr. Todd, are both. Others are also in there.
I actually did not sing for a long time due to a music teacher I had in elementary school - I am partly to blame of course, for letting her get to me, but I became very embarrassed to speak in musical notes for many years. Now I am making up for my years of sloth by catching up to things.
Also, in the matter of getting in, I think I must at long last polish something up to send off to a magazine. I'll probably be rejected, but persistence is key, no? Probably just a poem, as I still need to sort out my stories.
French I taught me that "adieu" is very final, as in funerals, so I'll just say
Au revoir! Bonjournee!