Okay. Not a bullet.
Being cast in a show.
First, I hope nobody thinks this is sour grapes. Because it truly is not. I would have been honored to have been cast in this show, and the people who were cast are fabulously talented and will be fabulous in the show.
City of Angels.
I have always wanted to sing in the quartet that is sort of the Greek chorus throughout the show. Think Manhatten Transfer type vocalizations.
I auditioned. I got called back. I got the music to learn for the call backs.
I realized that this music while not beyond my abilities – was teetering right on the edge.
Yes, I could have done it. But it would have taken a TON of work on my part, and caused a TON of stress in my life.
Stress I really don’t need.
I can honestly say, I was relieved to see that I was not cast.
I can honestly say, I should not have auditioned for this show.
I can honestly say, I am honored simply to have been considered for this show
And they made the right decision.
But they probably know that. (Okay, they obviously know that.)
I will miss working with some wonderful people.
But there are other shows. Shows that are more suitable to my skill set, my energy level, and my comfort zone.
And I had fun auditioning. I had fun at the call backs. And I learned stuff about myself.
Now, if anyone from the City of Angels quartet is reading this – WTF are you doing? You have a SHIT TON of music to learn.