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January 24th, 2007 (08:48 pm)

Feeling:: peaceful
Hearing:: "After Hours"- The Velvet Underground


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


Posted by: Sarah (blueprintblue)
Posted at: January 25th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
DH - george and rex

Dude. You'll definitely get a part if you were one of three auditioning for a huge role in the show. I have faith in you. I've never seen you act, but you're insanely funny in your writing, which must count for something or other.

And if you're a hugemongo fan of Sigmund Freud, you should of course listen to the fantastic British radio show "Just a Minute" where his grandson Clement (now 83!) has been a regular player for 40 years, since its inception. Heard of it? I'm going to assume you haven't, and give you a brief overview. Basically, people have to speak on a subject they are given for 60 seconds without "hesitation, deviation, or repitition". Hilarity ensues!

Here're a few good links:

1983 - Clement, usually a panellist, chairing the show and getting back at sweet Nicholas Parsons, the regular chairman.

2006 - Paul Merton waxes lyrical about "Simon", the 18-year-old in Clement's refrigerator.

2006 - Featuring the hilarious prospect of asking Clement to speak on the topic "What I've Got on My iPod".

Yeah, this has nothing to do with your acting prospects . . . but it's quite interesting! :P

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: January 27th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)

My god, that show sounds like the most exciting thing ever! Clement make me happy. <3

Oh, and thank you! :D

Posted by: Sarah (blueprintblue)
Posted at: January 27th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
House - This is vicodin.

You're welcome! I just warn you that if you get hooked, you're in for more than 650 half-hour episodes. Here's the page where most of them are hosted; I'm trying to organize something at this newly-started Yahoo group to get the ones missing from that collection. Oh, and this is the fantastic website where a man has transcribed practically every episode that has ever been broadcast. Rather scary and oh so helpful for quotation purposes.

Not that you even care that much at this point, but in my experience in making people interested in things, they like it better when you take the work out of it. :P

I see from your other post that you didn't get either of the roles you wanted, and I'm sorry about that. However, you're at least in the show, and you'll have a great time. I was in a similar situation when I was in "How to Succeed . . . " last year, and even though I was only chorus, I had a fantastic time.

To cheer you up a bit, here's a bit of Clement from a JAM episode I just listened to:


-Nicholas Parsons: The subject is "essentricity". Tell us something about that delightful subject in this game, starting . . .
-Clement Freud: I'm sorry, could you say that word again?
-Nicholas: Yes, "essentricity". It's--it's--it's that . . .
-Tony Hawks: How are you spelling that?
-Nicholas: It's the quality of being eccentric.
-Clement: Ah.
-Tony: Are you spelling it with s's or c's?
-Nicholas: Do you pronounce it "EKK-entricity", then?
-Tony: I pronounce it "EX-entricity".
-Nicholas: "Eccentricity".
-Tony: Yes.
-Nicholas: Well it depends whether you're Scottish or not.
-Tony: Well, look . . .
-Nicholas: If you're educated in Scotland, Scottish people always pronounce it "essentricity".
-Tony: We've got 1800 people here--we've got 1800 people here, let's put it to them.
-Nicholas: Right . . .
-Tony: Hands up if you say "essentricity"? . . . Not looking good for you Nicholas, is it?
-Nicholas: If we were doing this show in Glasgow now, all the hands would go up.
-Tony: Yes.
-Nicholas: I was educated up there, we used to talk about "essentricity". It was . . . no, I'm sorry! You want the English version. I'm not completely Anglicised yet. So "eccentricity", or for those people listening abroad in China and India and all the other countries who take the show, some people do pronounce it "essentricity", but it's usually "eccentricity". And that's what they want on the show, and Clement has the subject, 60 seconds starting now.
-Clement: The town of Essen in the Ruhr district --[pauses slightly for raucous laughter]--has its own generating facility which is called "Essentricity". And people quite often mix it up with "eccentricity" which is being off-centre literally, whereas, er . . . it is . . .
-Nicholas: Tony Hawks challenged.
-Tony: Was there a hesitation?
-Nicholas: There was--there was an actual "er" he put in there. So that's without doubt a hesitation, and 36 seconds, for you on "eccentricity", you can take the pronunciation whichever way you like.
-Clement: I wish I'd had that.
-Nicholas: What's that?
-Clement: I wish I'd had "eccentricity".

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: January 28th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
Nothing's gonna harm you...

My god, you're FABULOUS!
This is possibly one of the most exciting things ever.

Posted by: Liz (clayaikenfan78)
Posted at: January 25th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)

congrats on the callback! *crosses fingers*

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: January 27th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)


Posted by: lady_eruvadhril (lady_eruvadhril)
Posted at: January 27th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)

Your new background is quite exciting. I love it!

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: January 27th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
Did you come in for a pie

Thanks! I'm in a making-stuff mood...
Want any new headers or backgrounds? :D

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