Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Dream Come True
I auditioned for the Lead in Ruston Community Theater's production of Oklahoma and literally could not BELIEVE I got the role! I felt silly trying out because...let's face it....I'm knocking on 40. But I GOT IT! I gave that audition my ALL--I really acted a fool---and I GOT IT!
Early in the process I was painfully aware that although my singing voice--and believe it or not my old person dancing skills--are pretty great. My ACTING was a little lacking at first. That coupled with the fact I had a LOT of love scenes with that cute cowboy I'm pictured with and I just was rattled...nervous, unsure of myself,...doubting....rattled. BUT I STUCK IT OUT. I had to totally get OUT of any sort of comfort zone...and in the end I thought my performance was on point! Broadway is NOT calling...but on point for RCT!
Had a little sidetrack a week before the show when a show prop I was riding on catastrophically broke while I was on it and I ended up with 5 (yep, 5) staples in my HEAD......but I rallied and was at rehearsal the VERY NEXT NIGHT. Look, you can't keep me down. And, they weren't giving my part away...oh no way!
Preston had a TINY role in the show and of course he LOVED staying up late, eating junk food and playing on his iPad...oh yes and his role...lol. But I was truly proud of some of the acting I saw from him onstage...he may have the bug as much as Mommy does.....
Gotta keep my figure and get some botox so I can hopefully have a few more years trying for leading lady roles. It was a BLAST!! So grateful to Jeff for essentially being Mr. Mom for months while I followed my dream...know not every husband would do that.
Until South Pacific 2017.....