Tonight, I auditioned for Jane Eyre. Kind of. I sang.. and then I listened to everyone else sing. The auditions are both today and tomorrow. There are *nine* girl parts that I could have possibly played. Out of the thirty people there tonight, there were ATLEAST twelve girls that were better than I was. Pretty much any guys who audition are going to get parts. And all the 8-12 year old girls. Life was easier when I was younger because there wasn't so much competition. hardly any 8 year olds would audition, so I would get the fabulous parts. But this year, everyone is within a few years of my age, and they were all amazing (okay, so there were definitely a few who were worse than me) And they have more auditions tomorrow. Soo... I stuck it out for a little while, then realized I was wasting my time. It's going to be an amazing show, though. Those girls can really sing. I guess thats what happens when the FSU music majors who can't get into school plays flock to QMT. I really miss their earlier days. Vivi said it started to change around the time she did Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, when the college students started flocking in.
I'm not really that sad. I mean, I would have liked to be in a play (and I may just be rationalizing) but
a)I don't like Jane Eyre. I fall asleep every time reading it and haven't gotten past the halfway mark,
b)I seriously could not afford gas to get out to Quincy four times a week. As with my recent budget, I can't even afford the cutest five dollar shoes ever at Payless,
c) I don't really have the time. I'm going to be working two of the nights they have rehearsals until atleast an hour into rehearsal, and then its a 40 minute drive... so it really just wouldn't work out.
*For those who aren't familiar with north florida geography, Quincy is a tiny town about 30 miles west of Tallahassee.