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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. The 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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My Kind of Town, Chicago is.

Posted by cjaxon on January 29, 2011

I’m sitting at the snow-frosted corner of Clark and Berwyn, watching the Chicago traffic waking up, eating my breakfast wrap  and sipping my Starbucks. I know, I know, of all the quirky-cool places in the neighborhood, I picked Starbucks?? It’s the only place I knew had free wifi. So even if I had gone to the Women and Children First feminine bookstore or the Swedish Bakery, I couldn’t have told you about it.

At any rate, I’m here in Chicago for the next day and a half for some summerstock auditions. But first things first:

Audition Results!

Showcase: I got in!! And I’m definitely excited. At the advice of the accompanist I coached with, I changed one of my audition songs at the last minute, swapping in “Giants in the Sky.” This was actually a really good idea, because Mark and Arnold (the guys casting it) really liked that one. Most importantly, I realized afterwards that when I went in for the audition, I actually wasn’t nervous. I want to keep that .  Read the rest of this entry »

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This time last week

Posted by cjaxon on August 24, 2010

This is where I was:

After we dropped Sarah off at Alabama, I took another mini-road trip down to Baton Rouge to stay with my cousin Claire. Monday morning we biked around downtown BR. Their apartment is right around the corner from the Capitol.

I felt like a 5th grader on a school trip to visit the capitol... because it's been about that long since I've seen it this close.

We also saw this cool thing…

Claire told me she still doesn't know what it is, or what it's used for...

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Epic weekend.

Posted by cjaxon on August 18, 2010

I think I’ve been way too long-winded on the past few posts, so I’ll keep this one to the point.

I went home this weekend to help move my younger sister in to college in Alabama. What a weekend. As soon as we got back, I went down to Baton Rouge to spend the day around town and in New Orleans with Betsie and Claire.

2100 miles.

85% humidity.

35 hours on the road.

17 cups of coffee.

6 days.

5 cities.

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POtW. (The T is silent.)

Posted by cjaxon on July 29, 2010

So I went to Vancouver for the 4th of July this year, because that’s just how patriotic my family is. It was interesting to think that most places in the US were shut down for the day, but no one in Canada really cared. In fact, they told us that alot of people will actually drive down to Seattle or somewhere to watch the fireworks, because we sure didn’t see any.

Feb 2010 Olympic Torch. This is the one that stayed lit the whole time, not the one that didn't light in the opening ceremonies...

We also saw some cool things like Stanley Park, a huge preserved forest on the west side of town. (As opposed to Central Park, which is obviously man-made. Stanley Park is all naturale.)  Read the rest of this entry »

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