The day has come.
I think I'm ready... I'm not 100% sure but I can say I'm around 92%.
I've been working hard. I mean, I haven't complained about the rest of my classmates from musical theatre for nothing. I have been rehearsing on my own for the last couple of months. I have been going over the different choreographies plus the songs that they have taught us throughout the year.
But, ever since they mentioned that they were going to hold auditions for some performances in schools next year I thought to myself: "ok, now this is the perfect reason, and motivation to start redoubling my efforts and commit to being able to sing in front of people in order to make this a reality".
It's been a wild ride these past couple of months to be honest. After that moment of truth, that leap of fate, everything has changed in a really weird way.
I say weird because I have proven myself that I was able to do this. It feels unreal, but it only takes a certain amount of bravery and boldness and fearlessness to finally jump.
And some ambition too. There's this girl in my group who loves Chicago and sees herself as the embodiment of Velma Kelly, and that she's the only one who can perform the Ouverture. But I have proven her wrong. I got to learn the choreography before her, and the previous class we had she saw me do it. I could swear she wanted to eat me alive.
Newsflash. This is not about believing you are her. It's about working hard to get the part.
The songI have been rehearsing the same song for months, working little by little to achieve what the teacher wanted to see. First I needed to let go of fear, then I needed to feel confident, then I needed to do it as correct as possible. Now, I am going over the moves that will go with the music, and I have to do all that and not be out of tune.
I went to an art center, and rented a room to practice both the Ouverture and the song I'll be singing tomorrow. Then, last night, I practiced it once more, and recorded myself to see the improvements.
I haven't watched it yet.
But I think I'm ready...