January 22, 2005

No Way....

So, last evening when the girls and I arrived home from visiting with a neighbor, R teasingly greeted us with, "I know something you don't; it's on the answering machine." E and I exchanged hopeful, knowing looks and raced downstairs.

I had resigned myself to not having received a part in Oliver! and had actually been relieved. It would take so much time out of my already tight schedule, learning lines, and the, ummm, dancing. I was positive my E would get something though, so this call wasn't surprising. When the voice on the line introduced herself as the stage manager of the production and started by congratulating both of us, I was surprised. She continued by telling me that I had been cast as part of an adult ensemble, and E was cast as Bet, " a 13 year-old lass in Fagin's establisment who idolizes Nancy."

I am so excited for E. She dreams of being an actress one day, and I do mean literally dreams of auditions and filming and performing. It seems there hasn't been a play she's auditioned for in which she hasn't landed the lead female role. In this case, it's the only role for which about 35 other young gals tried to get. I only did this because she asked me to, and I recall reading somewhere recently that when your adolescent child invites you into their world, you should accept and enter.

Now, about that ensemble. I do hope it is singing only. The 20 minute dance routine the other night knocked me out for two days. Of course, I can now do the number perfectly, but who cares? Let's just say that I now have a whole lot more respect for dancers.

Posted by Rae at January 22, 2005 11:05 AM

Who will buy my sweet red roses? Two blooms for a penny?


In fifth grade I tried out to sing the above part for a little solo in chorus. I didn't get it. The girl who did, continued to get all the parts for the rest of our educational careers--she was really good, and I am mediocre. Anyway, I still sang with the chorus, I really like Oliver, it's a fun one.
Go break a leg.

Any milk today mistress...?

Posted by: joyella at January 23, 2005 11:52 AM

Congratulations to you both! Wow, how exciting for you to be in this together....this is a memory you will cherish forever. Break a leg!

Posted by: texasbug at January 23, 2005 08:16 PM

I think it will be great fun to do this play specifically (and to watch it) and to do this with E.

Thanks, ladies :D

Posted by: Rae at January 24, 2005 05:09 PM


Posted by: sally at January 26, 2005 08:25 AM
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