This evening I was back at the Old Opera House. This time I was auditioning. Again.
The play is Gypsy, by Stephen Sondheim.
I knew, and still know, next to nothing about the show. But my niece was trying out for her very first play, and I thought it would be fun to try out with her.
She did great in all three aspects of her audition. (Singing, dancing, reading.)
As for me, I went through my singing part first. As usual, "Master the House." I think I might have messed up something. I felt like I was not singing the right notes for the middle part. If it was not a note thing, I felt somewhat off anyway. I think I pulled it together in the end though. I hope.
About an hour later, they called me in to read. I did not read with anyone. Just read a small part in a short scene by myself. This may be because, I requested a non-dancing role.
This was not just presumption on my part. The audition notice made particular mention of their being several adults roles that did not require dancing. Seeing as how I barely made it through dancing in "Anything Goes" earlier this year, I figured I would request one of these non-dancing roles. (Though I said I would take any role they thought I would do best in.)
They did not even send me in to dance auditions.
The director did confirm, however, that there were several non-dancing parts. In fact, he said some guys may be doubling up by playing two rolls. This can be a challenge and an adventure in it's own right. (See this previous post of mine.)
Yet I will not know for three weeks or so if I have any part. They had auditions early. Though there will be call backs on Tuesday, so I guess if I am not called back, I do not have a part(s).
So, we will see.