Sassy Actress, with a Side of Quirk

Life Musings by a Real Drama Queen

Vacation (a la Go Gos)

on October 5, 2016

Hey there good lookin’. It’s been a while. But seriously. I think that if I was as commited to writing every day as I am to drinking coffee daily, I would be blowing up your feed on the reg.

But here I am now, back from my vacation, ready to catch you up on all of the crazy interesting minutae that is my life. I entitled this post “Vacation” primarily because I just added it to my song repetoire. I needed a fun, upbeat pop song for upcoming auditions. My voice coach asked me what I liked to jam to as a kid and in the moment all I could think of in the moment was Britney Spears. *Praise*. As much as I love me some Britney, I just didn’t feel like any of her songs fit my voice or the hole in my book. So then I went home and pondered my childhood, as you do, and I remembered that my mom loved the Go Gos. I even did a lip sync in 4th grade to “We Got the Beat”. I loved the Go Gos and it just seemed natural to add a song of theirs into my book. 

I picked “Vacation” for one very specific reason. Does anyone remember the Rugrats movies? I loved the Rugrats and the movies just exacerbated my love for them. In one of the movies they played the song “Vacation” and I sung it for months! And I sang all the wrong lyrics with pride and felt such glee whilst doing so. My choice was clear. “Vacation” all the way. It fits beautifully in my voice, especially after changing it to a higher key, and my voice coach added lots of flair to the ending (thanks Eddie!). I feel like a rockstar when I sing it and it makes me think of the kickass Rugrats cartoon from the good old days of Nickelodeon. I have trouble sticking to the actual lyrics though because I am positive my made up ones were pretty great. 

So now I have stellar material that I feel great singing and I am so pumped for auditions. But guess what? There are no effing auditions! Okay, that’s an exaggeration. There are some auditions. But because I am choosy and only go to auditions I am REALLY right for, the pickins are slim. I got typed out of the one audition I felt SUPER right for, which sucked majorly since it is the only one that felt appropriate for me this past month. I skipped Prather Entertainment’s open call because, again, I wasn’t really the right type for any of their productions and a little birdie from the inside told me that they were looking for very specific types. So what’s a girl to do? I am trying not to mope but I think the only thing worse than going to auditions and not getting cast, is trying to go to auditions only to find that they don’t want to even see you. In the first scenario, at the very least you get to practice your material, meet new people, and have some fun doing what you love to do. When you get typed out or they aren’t seeing nonunion, it feels like you have gotten all dolled up for a hot date and you wait for what seems like forever just to find out that the hottie ditches you for the prom queen. It sucks majorly.

But, to end on a high note, there are more auditions in the future and I have never felt more confident about myself or my material. I will wait patiently for the right audition and when the time comes I will kick some major ass. For now I will just have to enjoy this little “vacation” from auditioning and focus on other things…

LIKE MY SHOW! You heard it right! I have been rehearsing this past month at the Players Theatre in the West Village with the Literally Alive children’s theater company. I announced it on my professional website a couple weeks aggo, but I also wanted to officially announce it here! We open Stone Soup the Musical this weekend. I play a character named Grace who is a nervous wreck until she learns to take a chance and break out of her shell. I sing a really great duet in the show (plus other awesome songs) and I know it is going to be a ton of fun. Though it is a children’s theater piece, it really transcends all ages, so if you are in the area or have children in your life, bring them to the show! We run from October 9th-November 13th. 

For tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/961649 

Thanks for reading! I hope to be writing more as I really love it, so if you like my (inconsistent) blog posts, please share! I love having new readers that aren’t my parents…

Ciao for now!

xoxo 

D

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