A Return to the Theatre

May 25, 2012 · 42 comments

I hope you pronounced that “thea-tah.” Kailey and I love saying it like that.

I alluded to something Monday’s post…

I haven’t performed since high school, with exception of the national anthem at a few football, soccer, and field hockey games in college. I planned to minor in theatre in college, but once I arrived, realized there was no way I could have the time for a theatre minor and play field hockey. Since I was signed to play field hockey, I didn’t really have any choice but to let go of the theatre side of myself for a while.

I have been saying for years that I miss performing more than anything. And lucky for me, an opportunity arose for me to audition for a local summer production of Gypsy.

I sang a few bars from my most favorite show of all time, The Last Five Years (for all you theatre nerds out there who would recognize the song, I sang I Can Do Better Than That.)

I got the call for callbacks the next day, and was psyched to be told I was in the running for the roles of Louise and June.

Non-talented sister turned burlesque stripper? Or frustrated child star?

I was at the theatre until 11 p.m. last night for callbacks, and I’m now playing the waiting game.

But when I do get the phone call, I’m not above doing this around work.

And then I’d be all,

And if I don’t get the part, I’ll just resort to the following.

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  • Daphne @ Candy Coated Runner May 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Eeeek! That’s very exciting! My fingers are crossed for you! Good luck!
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  • Sara @ The Foodie Diaries May 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

    GOODLUCK!! Crossing my fingers hoping you get the role!! :)
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  • Kaelin May 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Good Luck!!! Or should I say – Break a leg!!

    It’s great that you are getting back into something you love and miss!

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  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots May 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    good luck! hope you get a part!

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  • Isa May 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

    hahaha your pictures crack me up!

    That is so exciting getting back into something that you miss! I can’t tell you the number of times I have missed dancing and horseriding since I have gotten to college! Maybe later in the future. Good for you going it now!
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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Good luck! My fingers are crossed for you!
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  • Kailey May 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I CAN’T WAIT TO COME SEE YOU IN THE THEATAAHHHHHH!
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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hahaha well I hope you get the part … because I just can’t see you rocking the tamborine. ;)
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I meeaan, when I was in Pippin in high school I did do the ol’ tambourine-to-the-butt dance move.

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  • mom May 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Oh great! Poppop is going around the house singing some song from Gypsy:)

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I love it!!

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  • clare @ fittingitallin May 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    SO great that you’re getting back to what you love. I need to do that with my harp playing…but there aren’t any groups down in Dallas (That I know of) :(
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    well. how about this. you come to VA Beach. bring your harp. and play for me. I’ll get a beefy man to come feed me grapes as this all goes down. I’ll share with you.

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  • Alysha @Shesontherun May 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I was in the Music Man in high school :) I got to rock the coolest hat. Good luck!!
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  • Katie @ A Full Plate May 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I am SO elated to hear that you are a fellow theatre lover! I performed throughout high school and college. Once I graduated I missed it so much and got into doing local productions. Shows take up a lot of time and I have a lot of other things on my plate now so performing has taken a backseat. I’m actually more happy these days being behind the scenes…a few friends and I formed our own theatre company a few years ago and I love being a part of the whole production process.

    Congrats on auditioning and getting a call back…crossing my fingers for you! Love Gypsy!

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  • Em @ living & learning May 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Ahhh that is soooo exciting! I couldn’t carry a tune to save my life hahaha. But I’ll be keeping my fingers crosses for you!
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  • amanda May 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    good luck! i LOVE gypsy! true story: when i was 3, my preschool teacher called my mom to ask if “anything was wrong” at home; turns out i had been singing “if mama was married” to my preschool friends…

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    HAHA. I love that.

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  • Anne Kendall May 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    That’s wonderful! I was never any good at it, but I loved being in my youth group’s musical productions back in the day. I still love to belt out tunes in my car like I’m one of the Spice Girls ;) Congratulations and “break a leg!”
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  • Calee (@chimes) May 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Good luck! PS you always make me LOL at work.
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  • Tracy May 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    No “Climbing Uphill” for your audition? :) I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    Hahaha. I thought about it ;) I just love I Can Do Better so much!

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  • Dorsa @ Running Thoughts May 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Good luck lady!

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  • Amber K May 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    That’s so cool! I hope you hear from them soon.
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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    That’s so great that you decided to jump back in! I hope you get a part, I can’t wait to hear about it!
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  • Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry May 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I had no idea you were into thea-tah! Good luck Aly-pops!

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I love when you call me that.

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  • Caryln @ carylnrambles May 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Good Luck! Idk why but that cat video cracked me up!
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  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations! So exciting!

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  • Jamie May 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    princess sparkle pound punch!

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  • Alycia May 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Love the funny pics. Crossing my fingers for you. I vote burlesque!

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  • Jessica May 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I am also a huge theater nerd and often miss my days of auditioning and standing on a stage. Sigh…
    But this is so exciting, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!! You got this ;)
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  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

    that’s so cool! good luck!!!!! break a leg. :)
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  • Kate @ life's precious moments May 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

    It is always nice to jump back into something that you love! I hope that you get the part that you want!! I am sure that you would be great :)
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  • Lisa May 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That’s so exciting! Good luck with everything! Hope you get some good news from them!
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  • Carol May 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Good luck to you!!so excited for you. :)

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  • Elizabeth May 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Good luck! I totally understand wanting to get back into theater–I’m performing for the first time since my undergrad this year, and it’s so exciting! And I LOVE Last Five Years, by the way. Hope you get the part in Gypsy!

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  • Karyle May 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Good luck for you! I just love the moving photo of Britney Spears here.. Anyway, thank you for the awesome post here!
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  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie May 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

    how exciting!!! good luck!!!!

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  • Heather @Run Eat Play May 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Good luck! That’s so exciting!
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