I do not recall any other point in my acting life where so many options presented themselves at the same time.
I recently got an email from one of the producers of "All in the Timing", one of the founders of the Full Circle Theatre Company that I was involved in earlier in the fall. They have decided to make their next production..."The Lion in Winter"!!
This is fantastic news! If you know me, or have read this blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite scripts of all time..with Geoffrey being one of my non-Shakespeare dream roles. (Though I would be happy with just about any role in that show..well, maybe not John.)
Anyway, this was a change from what the company had originally planned to do next year. Also, it would seem they have a new venue for that production...a local college stage. So, it was inevitable that I would eventually make the choice to at least try out for it. They said auditions will be held sometime during the first week of the year.
This means, however, that I had to totally opt out of auditions for "Rumors" over at the Opera House. If I had gotten into that, there was no practical way to be in both that, and in "Lion in Winter", if I ended up getting into both. Not wanting to give up the chance to be in "Lion", I skipped "Rumors". Kind of sad, but, getting into "Lion" would probably makeup for it totally.
And my options are still not dried up, after "Lion". If I do not get into that, there are still the two auditions that the Apollo Civic Theatre is putting on in January, as mentioned in previous posts.
So my hope is between three auditions in January, I should be lucky enough to get into at least one of them.
And such are my theatre adventures this last week before Christmas.