Sorry for the no-posting of yesterday. I had work obligations. Here's some miscellaneous thoughts on how wonderful my job will be next year:
- The new teacher picked a fall show that does not allow for double casting but does permit her to cast everyone who auditions. God bless comedia del arte.
- She wants to go with over the top comedy that does not rely on stereotype. For example, there is clearly a gay character in the play described as "effeminate" but she wants to make sure he's a real person, not a one-note gag.
- The students have to sign a contract explaining how they will be thrown out of the play and replaced immediately, no questions asked, if they don't show up to rehearsal.
- She wants to do Anything Goes as the spring musical.
- I get to teach a Cole Porter show.
- The students get to do a real show score for the first time in four years (seriously, I'm not joking: High School Musical, then Aida, then All Shook Up).
- I may have just gotten my best friend hired as a tap dancing tutor for the drama department.
- I can be involved with the fall play and still audition for and land a role in an upcoming production of Bat Boy: The Musical.
Ok, that last one is just bragging. I will be auditioning for one of my favorite musicals of all time, Bat Boy, in less than a month. I've never worked with this theater group before though they have a great reputation. I'm pushing myself to give the strongest audition I can even though I highly doubt I will be cast as the title role. Still, it's not too often that Bat Boy gets performed around these parts and I will not allow myself to play the "What if?" guilt game over this one. When done with a cast of 10 actors, there is no bad part in the show. I may not even get cast.
Off to delve into Cole Porter land for the first time in years.