Auditioning for the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop! – Part 18 (Final Prep The Night Before)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Picking up from yesterday –

Even once we “had” the song, we still talked about it a bit, laughing when she said she wished I could figure out a way to effortlessly work in 12:50 instead of 1pm, since that was my actual audition time. As she was saying it, she made herself laugh at how silly we were getting.

We broke out into laughter oh so many times on this trip – in restaurants, on the street, in the room. There was just so. much. laughter when we’d find ourselves over-analyzing or being silly. And I loved it.

I went downstairs to the business center and re-printed newest version of the audition song. I also re-printed, “We Had Fun, Right?” because I now needed to label it as the comedy song (instead of the up-tempo song), since the sex song (original comedy song) was gone and the BMI song would be my up-tempo.

B and I re-put the packets together and I re-practice-auditioned for B a few times.

She gave me song great notes – especially on the brand new material, since I hadn’t had a chance to practice it/work with it.

Then she asked me some questions to simulate the interview portion – What composers did I like? What did I bring to the table as a writer? Do I have any ideas for musicals I’d like to write? And on and on and on.

Then we started looking up older musicals and studying up on all our composers. I started questioning everything – even things I thought I knew no longer seemed true. (“What if I’ve been pronouncing Leonard Bernstein wrong this whole time?! Wait. Am I pronouncing it differently tonight? Why am I doing this? ‘Cause now I am doing it wrong…”)

We get to the point where we’re practically playing Musicals Jeopardy! in our room.

I don’t know why I was worried they were gonna make me do some verbal dissertation in a 10-minute audition, but we’re getting ready just in case.

B and I went to bed around 1am. I woke up at about 4:30 and had trouble getting back to sleep. I don’t know if it’s nerves or what. I just know that I laid in bed for 20 minutes and still couldn’t sleep. So, I came down to the lobby and have been writing you from here.

I took a little walk outside after spending some time on my computer. (If this morning is typical, it seems the Wall Street area wakes up around 6, in case anyone was wondering.) Then I came right back to this computer on the couch in the lobby.

But now I think I should probably go upstairs and get maybe a little more sleep. So, goodnight! We’ll see what happens in the morning (well the later-re-morning)!

This is where I’ll pick up tomorrow.

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