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Ah, so we meet again.
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I really need to get in a habit of updating this thing.  I have notebooks of my musings laying around to fill a novel, but I digress, I've never been good at keeping up an LJ.

There's some cool stuff going on right now!  I was cast in the role of Beth in my school's production of Little Women: The Musical.  I had never auditioned for a play or musical before (not counting a Christmas musical in the 3rd grade)  but I got in, and a leading role, too!  I get to die and everything.  It's pretty exciting.  Beth is a really cool character and we have a lot in common, so I'm really exciting to play her.

It was pretty frightening, the audition.  I thought I was going to simply be auditioning for the drama teacher, but INSTEAD... I got to audition for eight professionals (stage actors, some of them, others were directors) and... I was really terrified.  See, the drama program at my school is kind of a big deal.  It brings in more money than the football team and we're kind of known for putting on these huge, extravagant shows.  You walk out feeling like you went to an actual broadway show, not a high school production.  This is because Mrs. B is... kind of a dictator.  But a friendly dictator! 

Anyway, I was confident (sort of) in auditioning for her - she had pretty much begged me to audition, because a lot of her drama students were having trouble with the singing, as they don't often put on musicals, usually sticking to plays.  She was counting on converting some of us chorus kids into drama kids.  But... I don't act much, or at all, if you don't count Michelle and I's little skits that we write and record!  So auditioning, singing and acting, for those people? Terrifying!  But apparently, it went well, because I have a major role and I've never even acted before (once again, if you don't count that stuff)!

I've always found acting to be... really, really tempting.  It always bewildered me as a child that you, at some point, reach this magical age... where you have to suck all of the magic out of your life and stop playing pretend, and start being a serious business adult/teen.  And... I was no normal kid when it came to playing pretend.  I was a nazi about it!  I would come up with lines and tell my mom exactly how to say them.  We'd have to start over from the top any time she broke character.  My stocking stuffers?  Were props that I could use while playing pretend.  I even had costumes!  I had this huge collection of things like that, and I'd do up the whole house to make it suit whatever I was acting out (usually... Harry Potter). 

Basically... I'm really looking forward to this.  I've always wanted to get some real acting under my belt, I love singing and making music, but I would love to express myself artistically in even more ways... and this is a musical adaption of one of the most read novels of all time!  This is a really big deal to be cast in, especially as one of the sisters... I'm honestly still pretty terrified, since I'm the only person in this cast who has NO experience with this.  But... I'll do my best!  Let's hope I don't totally embarrass myself...

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I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU. BECAUSE I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OF YOUR RECORDINGS LAST NIGHT. Congratulations on getting that part! I'm sure it'll be great. >3

I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OF MY OLD RECORDINGS THAT NIGHT TOO. WEIIRRRRD XD

DUN DUN DUUUN. KINJIRARETA ASOBI IN PARTICULAR ... AND WONDERING IF YOU EVER FINISHED THE WHOLE SONG. XD

I NEVER DID. TOO HIGH AND I DON'T THINK IT'S KOSHER TO DO A LOWER PITCHED VERSION OF THAT SONG XD I DON'T EVEN HAVE THAT RECORDING ANYMORE D:

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