Last summer, I took Gram to see a show at our local theater. It was great. The talent and production quality were great. I was impressed. And it made me yearn a bit for my days spent on stage (I used to perform a lot- singing and dancing in Branson for several years during Jr. high/high school).
So when the new year rolled around, one of my goals was at least to audition for the summer musical at the local theater.
The time came on Monday…and I had a solo prepared and was ready to go….and I got a migraine and had to miss the first night of auditions. Thankfully, they let me come the second night (when most people were reading) and sing and read. I nailed the singing, but was shaky on my cold reading. It was out of my comfort zone to be doing something that I wasn’t “great” at. At this point in my life, I just don’t seek things I’m not gonna be good at. But I did this anyway.
I knew I wasn’t going to land a principle role. The other people there were SO talented- I could almost pick out who would be cast in what roles before the audition was even over. So I decided to sign up for the chorus anyway. He told us he would be choosing 12-17 people to be in the chorus from the over 40 that auditioned.
And I got cast in the chorus! It’s not a big fancy spotlight role, but I’m excited to be a part of this. Spending every night in rehearsals from now until the end of July will be tiresome some times…but I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m excited to spend some time learning and trying something new.
So I stepped out of my comfort zone and ended up over the rainbow. Not too bad of a place to land. 🙂