WEEK #10 (the week of March 6th)
Go to a concert/cabaret
As the title states, you might guess that I am very thankful. This week started off amazing and only continued to be that way as the week went on. There are so many things that I am grateful for and this week exemplifies just a few of them.
A couple of my friends were visiting New York City and we all decided to treat ourselves to rush tickets to see Sunday in the Park with George on Tuesday night, which was absolutely stunning. So incredibly detailed and visually beautifully. The blocking was so in sync with the music. The two supported each other and worked together to forward the plot so seamlessly. Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford performed as what I would describe as flawlessly. They seemed so perfect, they almost didn't seem real. Jake Gyllenhaal completely became his character. Annaleigh Ashford's voice was without a fault. She had no break in the different parts of her voice whatsoever--between her mix, belt or head voice--none! Her transitions were completely flawless and so admirable. The whole ensemble in this show was absolutely glorious and every person was completely committed to the story they were telling and the world they were in. I was absolutely enthralled from start to finish at this production.
I finally was able to attend my first audition this week now that I was feeling better!! YAY!!! (: This was SUCH a good feeling to be getting into the room again! I'm so thankful for the experiences I had to sit in and help out at auditions during internship with Tara Rubin Casting. I feel like those opportunities really allowed me to feel more prepared and relaxed now that I kind of know what goes on behind the table. Knowing what goes into the callback and casting process really reminded me to breathe and assure me that all I can do is my very best and that is enough. Remembering these things as I audition will be very beneficial to me and will continue to make auditioning enjoyable (:
To end a great week, the weekend was filled with Otterbein support! (: We had our final performance of More Than/Less Than on Saturday and I had the delight of getting to watch my fellow classmate and wonderful friend Dana, perform in her NYC debut, Cranky Cabaret! I was so happy to see all of the familiar faces in the audience on Saturday night and then to sit with some familiar faces on Sunday at Dana's performance. Dana, of course, was an absolute STAR in her cabaret. I loved the wide variety of songs that were performed at the Cabaret. Turns out, they don't ALL have to be cranky, haha! It was definitely an entertaining way to spend my Sunday afternoon! I'm so proud of everyone who was involved with More Than/Less Than. This ten-minute play will always hold a very special place in my heart, as well as all of these wonderful people I'm surrounded by. Things like this just remind me of how fortunate I am to have gone to a school where ensemble and a supportive environment is so greatly valued and incorporated into the teaching of the curriculum.
So, thank you guys for reading and for your constant encouragement and support. I am so thankful to have friends and family like you.
That's all for now, see you next week (: