BeckahBoo

Teen Life
2021-06-06 23:30:07 (UTC)

The audition

Yesterday I went to the practice for the auditions for Fame. I left pretty confident about the audition as the practice went really well. Either way I was still pretty nervous about the audition, i mean, who wouldn’t be?

I left the house a tinsy bit late so I had to walk a bit faster than usual, and I walk really fast anyways according to my friends. I arrived just on time for the auditions and as it was a really hot day so I arrived a little bit hot and sweaty. Aaaaargh embarrassing much.

They took my temperature (cos of COVID and stuff) and I was just thinking ‘well it’s probably gonna be high cos I am sweating my head off right now’. They let me go in and I could c like 2 girls I didn’t know plus another girl on the stage practicing the songs for the role of Carmen. I was just really surprised and I was like ‘who r these girls?’ The two of them that I didn’t know were belting out the words and actually sounding good. I was just thinking ‘I got to step up my game’. So I did.

The first audition was a dance audition. I did dance since I was 4 until I was 10, so that’s 6 years of tap, modern, and ballet. I realised about a year ago that I actually miss dance as I miss out on great opportunities like THESE AUDITIONS.

Sorry but I thought the dance audition would be at least a little easier. The choreographer said that it was quite fast so to just try our best. I was thinking like ‘how fast r u talking mate?’ She showed us the dance and I was trying really hard to copy but in my head I was just thinking ‘what r u on lady? U really tried hard to make sure I can’t keep up didn’t u?’ It went:
1,2, walk walk walk walk, slide and point slide and point with a shoulder roll, fist in fist from side to side, arms over and tuck feet, arms over and tuck feet to the other side, spin, slow step, slow step, tuck feet in, body roll, step, toes up toes down, feet in second position and arm up in the sky, then... wait for it... freestyle! I was just thinking ‘woman I’m not a real dancer u can’t make me freestyle, i CANT freestyle. So there’s me and a friend just awkwardly freestyle dancing and me kicking my legs as high as I can and spinning and stuff and then we have to jump in the air so I jump as high as I can which I think is pretty high.
I mean, I think it went alright?!

Then it was the singing and monologue auditions. First they did the auditions for Iris and I was just thinking, I wouldn’t want to be them right now, the first people to audition. They did well but I think I know who I would pick for the part out of the two. After that relaxing five to ten mins of sitting watching ppl audition they were like ‘ok now let’s do some Carmens’. Oh my gosh I can’t even explain the thoughts going on in my head, I mean I have worked so hard to practice and I know the monologue off my heart and the songs I know even better so it should be fine. I was thinking ‘please don’t let me be in the first three, i mean I have to prepare if I am in the first three to go on the stage in front of all those ppl of my age plus the judges, but I still hope it isn’t me first, but it probably will be, but I don’t wanna be first to do a Carmen audition cos I want to c how other ppl do it first so I can get the words and the songs doubly-stuck in my head, oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEEEASE don’t let me go first!’.
So it was the moment of truth, who was gonna go first? ‘In the first group I’ll have C, Rebbeckah, and I’ and in my head I was going ‘Nooooooooooo! Ok. Ok. Ok, ok, I got this, I gotta keep it together. But why meeeee?! Oh wait I have to go up now. Here goes nothing!’ And to make matters worse I, being in the middle of the three names called out, had to go in the middle of the stage so all eyes were on me. The first girl did her audition, she did the monologue really well and the songs, it was alright but she sang them a little bit off key and the pronunciation of the Spanish was a bit off, but I’m not judging cos I’m the only one who can natively speak Spanish. Then it was my turn...

They were like off u go, and then I was like, ok. I was just about to do the monologue and suddenly, my mind goes blank. Everyone was waiting for me to start and I was just thinking ‘dang it Beckah say something without seeming nervous’ so I spoke the first words that came to my head ‘Ha, I’ve just forgotten the words. Lemme think. Uh..’ then I thought ‘stupid stupid stupid stupid. I got to pull through with this, I have practiced this for like a whole week and I know it, I can do this...’ then I was like ‘You’re wrong about me Mr Meyers, I’ve got, I’m gonna make it cos I’ve got what it takes, I’m, im gonna put my name up in lights: Carmen Diaz. I’m talking Broadway, Movies, Atlantic City, Radio City. People r gonna shiver when they c me coming. They’ll say there she goes Carmen, not the movie, not the opera, but the human being.’ Then I thought ‘Oh well, I pulled through in the end’ then it was time for the two songs. I did the Spanish one first and that went really well, the acoustics in the theatre were really good and it made my voice sound even better than usual. After I sung the Spanish bit, one of the judges turned and said to the other ppl auditioning and said ‘she’s got the advantage of being a native speaker of the language’ and most ppl laughed along with him including me. Then I sang the next song and it turned out really well and I think I showed enough emotion. I really do wish I had gone towards the end though because the farther toward the end u r the more u know how to beat the others and u have heard the pieces over and over again. After the last girl had auditioned, which was good but I still think I did a bit better even with my little stumble toward the beginning, not to be full of myself. The next few people did really well but they auditioned for other parts as well so I think some of them will have gotten the other parts.

During our break me and my friend went to the toilet and we saw one of the girls (2 years older than me) who had literally just auditioned for the part of Mabel. I complimented her saying ‘you did REALLY well’. And I mean she DID do really well and i think she’ll get the part. I just realised that my friend who I went to the toilet with also auditioned for Mabel. Oooops. I literally didn’t re Yesterday I went to the practice for the auditions for Fame. I left pretty confident about the audition as the practice went really well. Either way I was still pretty nervous about the audition, i mean, who wouldn’t be?

I left the house a tinsy bit late so I had to walk a bit faster than usual, and I walk really fast anyways according to my friends. I arrived just on time for the auditions and as it was a really hot day I arrived a little bit hot and sweaty. Aaaaargh embarrassing much.

They took my temperature (cos of COVID and stuff) and I was just thinking ‘well it’s probably gonna be high cos I am sweating my head off right now’. They let me go in and I could c like 2 girls I didn’t know plus another girl on the stage practicing the Spanish song for the role of Carmen. I was just really surprised and I was like ‘who r these girls?’ The two of them that I didn’t know were belting out the words and actually sounding good. I was just thinking ‘I got to step up my game’. So I did.

The first audition was a dance audition. I did dance since I was 4 until I was 10, so that’s 6 years of tap, modern, and ballet. I realised about a year ago that I actually miss dance as I miss out on great opportunities like THESE AUDITIONS.

Sorry but I thought the dance audition would be at least a little easier. The choreographer said that it was quite fast so to just try our best. I was thinking like ‘how fast r u talking mate?’ She showed us the dance and I was trying really hard to copy but in my head I was just thinking ‘what r u on lady? U really tried hard to make sure I can’t keep up didn’t u?’ It went:
1,2, walk walk walk walk, slide and point slide and point with a shoulder roll, fist in fist from side to side, arms over and tuck feet, arms over and tuck feet to the other side, spin, slow step, slow step, tuck feet in, body roll, step, toes up toes down, feet in second position and arm up in the sky, then... wait for it... freestyle! I was just thinking ‘woman I’m not a real dancer u can’t make me freestyle, i CANT freestyle. So there’s me and a friend just awkwardly freestyle dancing and me kicking my legs as high as I can and spinning and stuff and then we have to jump in the air so I jump as high as I can which I think is pretty high.
I mean, I think it went alright?!

Then it was the singing and monologue auditions. First they did the auditions for Iris and I was just thinking, I wouldn’t want to be them right now, the first people to audition. They did well but I think I know who I would pick for the part out of the two. After that relaxing five to ten mins of sitting watching ppl audition they were like ‘ok now let’s do some Carmens’. Oh my gosh I can’t even explain the thoughts going on in my head, I mean I have worked so hard to practice and I know the monologue off my heart and the songs I know even better so it should be fine. I was thinking ‘please don’t let me be in the first three, i mean I have to prepare if I am in the first three to go on the stage in front of all those ppl of my age plus the judges, but I still hope it isn’t me first, but it probably will be, but I don’t wanna be first to do a Carmen audition cos I want to c how other ppl do it first so I can get the words and the songs doubly-stuck in my head, oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEEEASE don’t let me go first!’.
So it was the moment of truth, who was gonna go first? ‘In the first group I’ll have C, Rebbeckah, and I’ and in my head I was going ‘Nooooooooooo! Ok. Ok. Ok, ok, I got this, I gotta keep it together. But why meeeee?! Oh wait I have to go up now. Here goes nothing!’ And to make matters worse I, being in the middle of the three names called out, had to go in the middle of the stage so all eyes were on me. The first girl did her audition, she did the monologue really well and the songs, it was alright but she sang them a little bit off key and the pronunciation of the Spanish was a bit off, but I’m not judging cos I’m the only one who can natively speak Spanish. Then it was my turn...

They were like off u go, and then I was like, ok. I was just about to do the monologue and suddenly, my mind goes blank. Everyone was waiting for me to start and I was just thinking ‘dang it Beckah say something without seeming nervous’ so I spoke the first words that came to my head ‘Ha, I’ve just forgotten the words. Lemme think. Uh..’ then I thought ‘stupid stupid stupid stupid. I got to pull through with this, I have practiced this for like a whole week and I know it, I can do this...’ then I was like ‘You’re wrong about me Mr Meyers, I’ve got, I’m gonna make it cos I’ve got what it takes, I’m, im gonna put my name up in lights: Carmen Diaz. I’m talking Broadway, Movies, Atlantic City, Radio City. People r gonna shiver when they c me coming. They’ll say there she goes Carmen, not the movie, not the opera, but the human being.’ Then I thought ‘Oh well, I pulled through in the end’ then it was time for the two songs. I did the Spanish one first and that went really well, the acoustics in the theatre were really good and it made my voice sound even better than usual. After I sung the Spanish bit, one of the judges turned and said to the other ppl auditioning and said ‘she’s got the advantage of being a native speaker of the language’ and most ppl laughed along with him including me. Then I sang the next song and it tuened out really well and I think I showed enough emotion. I really do wish I had gone towards the end though because the farther toward the end u r the more u know how to beat the others and u have heard the pieces over and over again. After the last girl had auditioned, which was good but I still think I did a bit better even with my little stumble toward the beginning, not to be full of myself. The next few people did really well but they auditioned for other parts as well so I think some of them will have gotten the other parts.

During our break me and my friend went to the toilet and we saw one of the girls (2 years older than me) who had literally just auditioned for the part of Mabel. She did really well and i think she’ll get the part. I just realised that my friend who I went to the toilet with also auditioned for Mabel. Oooops. I literally didn’t realise that. I want to make friends with the other girl as well though so a compliment is a good way to start, she replied saying ‘Thanks, u did really well too!’ So I was like ‘thanks’. I was actually surprised at how nice she was.

Then I realised that I had gone to the bathroom and washed my hands before actually going to the toilet which must have looked really weird! I hope she didn’t realise... who am I kidding of course she noticed that I washed my hands as sn as I got in! Oh my gosh, stupid stupid stupid stupid. Way to make a first impression Beckah. I acted like nothing had happened and came out of the toilet, washed my hands again and then walked back to the theatre.

I’m just glad I got my audition over and done with. After the break, a few more ppl auditioned for different parts and they did really good.

I don’t know if I will get the part or not, I’m not getting my hopes up and am preparing for the worst - a chorus role. I mean it isn’t THAT bad. But u know I don’t wanna jinx it sooo.
I’ll get my results either tomorrow or Tuesday I think.
Aaaaaargh it’s so nerve racking.

Oh well, now I’m gonna sleep on it and just let what happens, happen.


I know I haven’t yet uploaded my ‘intense’ entry for Friday yet but I will do this as sn as I finish writing it.
Until then, byeee.


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