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Archive for February, 2011

Senior Recital: Before and After

Posted by cjaxon on February 25, 2011

Final Prep

I actually went to Ms. Birdwell’s house to make up some lessons and get some extra time in. Great lessons, but I was still worried about my final dress rehearsal on Wednesday. Ms. B tends to grill us more than usual, and they can be really painful experiences. I think it stems from the idea that “there’s no more time, it’s now or never, and there’s so much progress yet to be made.” But Wednesday’s rehearsal came and went. The first number we had to work several times, but after that I really sang straight through. These are pieces that I’ve been performing for a while, and we’re both happy with my progress vocally, so I really lucked out. By the end of the rehearsal she gave me several small tips and pointers, but mostly we both kept saying how excited we were. Read the rest of this entry »


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Chicago and Snow Days.

Posted by cjaxon on February 25, 2011

Chicago update

First things first: The audition in Chicago went well, but I don’t think much will come of it. This is for two reasons. 1) I only had two callbacks, which isn’t upsetting, because there were only a handful of theatres that actually did have callbacks that day. 2) These auditions worked more for people who live in the Chicago area. I talked to a friend who did these auditions last year, and she said that she would hear from people, but they would ask her to come back for a callback, or audition for an individual show. Since I don’t live in Chicago now, and don’t intend to soon (…), these auditions weren’t especially helpful.

Funny story though. One of my callbacks was for a piece still in development, described as an “arial, movement, musical” spectacle.┬áThe callback was learning a combo of modern dance (which I’ve never really done before). Read the rest of this entry »

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