Hearing:: "After Hours"- The Velvet Underground
I GOT A CALLBACK! YAY!
I got a callback for the Sour Kangaroo, which is the part I really want, and the part I put on my audition sheet that I wanted to try out for. And so, I went to check the callback board after 1st period, and not only did I get a callback for the Sour Kangaroo, but also for the CAT IN THE HAT. The emcee/narrator of the show! And though it was a complete honor to be called back for that part, I'm pretty sure I won't get it. Everyone's pretty sure that Mani (the director) kind of... pre-cast the part of the Cat, for this guy named Emmanuel (who was the lead in Mouse that Roared). He's a senior, and he's amazing, so I'm really not that upset about it, but... I'm pretty sure I won't get it. But, I'm actually okay with it.
All I really hope is that a get a speaking role. I'd say I have a 50/50 chance of getting the Sour Kangroo (I don't want to jinx it, but that's what I think). I feel so... calm now. I was horribly nervous/anxious yesterday, just hoping that I'd get a callback, and now that we've actually had callbacks, it's really such a relief. I've done the best I could, and now, whatever happens, happens. I love the after-callback, pre-casting feeling... I may be slightly unhappy with the part I end up getting, but for now... I'm peaceful. It's nice.
Also, I'm sore.
For callbacks, we all got a copy of one song to sing, where almost every character sang-- so, we went up one by one, and sang in groups for the parts we were called back for. Then, we learned this ridiculously short, yet ridiculously difficult to remember (at least for me) dance piece, while people were called in in character groups to do songs and scenes. So, I sang for the Sour Kangaroo, and the Cat (I was the only girl... yay?), and I did pretty well on both of them. Then, we practiced our dance again, and again, and AGAIN (me and Danielle estimated about 30-40 times in a row-- really, it was exhausting). Then, we wrapped up, and everyone was allowed to leave; except the people called back for the Cat in the Hat. The 3 people called back for the Cat (me, Emmanuel, and Rob) had to do a bunch of on-the-spot improv (including a SIGMUND FUCKING FREUD IMPRESSION, which I, of course, rocked the house at), and then a fully improv'd "auctioneer" scene, which I did better than I thought I would at (considering I was up against th captain of the improv team). So... yes. I'm just glad that I did well at my callback. I really hope I just get a part. That would make me EVEN happier than I already am.
Well, we find out Friday morning (technically Thursday night, but I don't feel like breaking into the school to look at the cast list). So... wish me luck, I guess. :D