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Auditions Tonight! ~ Island Players August 28, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, People.

Wikipedia ~ Green Eggs & Ham (Fair Use)

Tonight, I’m auditioning for a play at the Island Players!

I haven’t auditioned for a play since 1997 . . . when I won the lead role in a musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.

Yes . . . I was the Grouch!

I do not like them, Sam-I-Am!
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham!
Not in a box
Not with a fox
Not in a boat
Not with a goat

The play tonight, A Nice Family Gathering, is set in Minnesota.

If I get the part, I shall have to parrot a Minnesota accent.

That will be a fine addition to my parroting of Scottish brogue, Southern Belle, and Parisienne tippler.

Wish me luck!  But please don’t tell me to break a leg ~ at least not literally.

Quote to ponder:  Life is not a dress rehearsal.

No rules.  Just write!

How about you?  Do you look for ways to expand your world by seeking out new experiences?  What has surprised you most about your life so far?

Have you ever auditioned for a play?  Did you get the part?  Have you wanted to audition without summoning up the courage?  Spill!

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1. Lian - August 28, 2011

Good luck! I’m sure you’ll let us know how it all went down 🙂

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

Shall do, Lian. The best part . . . I am looking forward to the audition process itself. I’ve met the director and he’s a hoot! He’s assured us that the auditions are just FUN! Lots of laughs.

If I get cast in a role . . . there will be lots of work to do to learn a new accent as well as my lines.
If I don’t get the part . . . I’ll enjoy the experience of auditioning (unless I fall off the stage) and will be better prepared next time.

So . . . it’s all good.

2. Nancy Curteman - August 28, 2011

I guess I have two sides to my personality. I love new adventures that involve travel and learning. However, I’m like the Hobbit in many ways. I enjoy the relaxation of living quietly under my tree trunk.

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

I like my Hobbit Hole too, NC! It’s as cozy, warm, and comfy as an old pair of PJ’s. 😉

3. Patricia - August 28, 2011

The first play I was in I was Mrs. Santa Claus. The second play I was in I was a donkey! Stopped my career there in the third grade. I realized the acting thing prolly wasn’t going to work out.

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

Ooh . . . a donkey!
I’d love to play the donkey in Shrek!

“And in the morning we’ll make W~A~F~F~L~E~S!”

4. Maggie - August 28, 2011

Good luck!

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

Thanks, Maggie. I am in exactly the right frame of mind to do this and enjoy every moment of the “journey” without worrying one iota about the “destination.”

If cast as the ditzy mom . . . great.
If not, I’ll still have FUN! 😀

5. Paula Tohline Calhoun - August 28, 2011

Ooooh! What fabulous fun! As much as I got jittery before auditions (and before performances) – I was always even more excited to get out there and do it! I loved, yes, ADORED, acting and singing for an audience. . .Sometimes I was pretty good at it, too! 😆

A couple of years ago I got my very first disappointment (in 40 years of acting, auditioning): I did not get the role I had auditioned for. Broke my heart, because I would have been good – but the woman who got the part was really excellent, so I guess I didn’t mind. . .too much, anyway! 😉

Anyway, it really all turned out for the best, because the rehearsal schedule (Ashley sang in the chorus) was really brutal, and I never would have been able to manage so many long and late nights having to be at the top of my game. SO all’s well. I haven’t auditioned since. . .wonder why? 😆

Can’t wait to hear how your audition goes/went! Whatever the outcome, have fun! I’ve discovered that sitting in the audience can be a good time, too! And I have become quite good at one-handed clapping!

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

I am going to have a BLAST! And am not the least concerned about getting CAST . . . or not.

I just don’t want to end up in a CAST. 😛

6. SuziCate - August 28, 2011

This is awesome…go Nancy!

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

Great FUN!

I did not get the part as the “widowed mom” (somewhere between the ages of 50 and 70) because . . . he said it would be like “robbing the cradle.”

Woot! 😀

7. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 28, 2011

Never been in a play, perish the thought! Good luck. Would love to that. I know you will have fun and be great at it.

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

Tonight was lots of FUN.

The director said that I looked too young to play the part of the widowed mom (somewhere between the ages of 50 and 70) ~ given the age/appearance of the actors up for the role of the deceased husband (a ghost).

That made my night! 😉

8. souldipper - August 28, 2011

Oh, I hope you get the part! Good on ya, Nancy.

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

I didn’t, but it was so much FUN being at the audition.

There are four more plays this season, all comedies. So maybe one of them will be a better fit for my “youthful” demeanor. 😀

9. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 28, 2011

Right now the extent of my new experiences is waking up everyday. I did a lot new stuff a long time ago. I’m happy being a hermit for the most part lately.

nrhatch - August 28, 2011

I’m quite fond of being a hermit too, Linda. It comes and goes. I would like to be in a play this year. The next audition is for “Those Crazy Ladies In The House On The Corner.”

I want to be one of the crazy ladies! 😯

10. Tilly Bud - August 29, 2011

Good luck!

nrhatch - August 29, 2011

Thanks. I didn’t get the part . . . because I looked too young. That made my night. 😀

There are four more plays this year. All comedies. With different directors. I plan to attend each of the auditions, health and weather permitting.

11. nuvofelt - August 29, 2011

Oh what fun. It’s years since I ‘trod the boards’. That was another life ago. What’s surprised me most about life? That nothing is wasted. Each experience is a foundation for something else – even though that may not put in an appearance for many years. Life is worth living, just go for it.

Lookinf forward to hearing how you get on.

nrhatch - August 29, 2011

Wonderful point of view. That’s been my observation as well.

Our experiences do lay the foundation for what is yet to come . . . as the path unfolds before us.

12. Christine Grote - August 29, 2011

Video, please.

nrhatch - August 29, 2011

We had head shots taken for the director’s use, but no action cams. 😀

13. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - August 29, 2011

A belated good luck.

nrhatch - August 29, 2011

No role in this play . . . but for all the right reasons ~ I didn’t look old enough to be married to the ghost of the widow’s deceased husband. 😀

Women are never so old that they complain when someone says they look too young for their age.

14. eof737 - August 30, 2011

As they say in the trade, break a leg! If you get the role… do share photos and if not, no worries… we will still root for you! 🙂

nrhatch - August 30, 2011

Thanks, E! Maybe I’ll get a part in the next play ~ a role more suited to my “youthful countenance.” 😆

15. Perfecting Motherhood - September 1, 2011

That is a cool way to stretch your boundaries. Sorry to hear you look too young for the part!

I’m starting a watercolor class next week to rekindle my artistic skills. Looking forward to it!

nrhatch - September 1, 2011

Oh, have FUN with the watercolor class. Watercolor is my favorite ~ I took a series of 4 classes once to bunch my skills up a notch. Now, I just play around with paint and color and occasionally end up with something that delights me.

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