I Auditioned Today!
Miranda, another member of the church choir, told me that one of the youth group ministers is a member of a community theater and they are looking for people who can act and sing for a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. And she thought of me!
Can you believe that! I couldn’t! I like the musical, but I never thought I would get to audition for it. I went home and listened to “A Pharaoh Story” on repeat, enough to drive my neighbors a little crazy. Unfortunately, the audition was the next day (today) and so there was not a lot of time to get ready.
I can sing in a few different styles, but I’ve never tried anything like a Broadway musical before. I felt really unsure, so I did what I always do in a situation where I feel like I don’t know what to do: I prayed about it. At first, I was really nervous. I asked the Lord for some direction. I felt a wave of calm come over me and I knew that I had an answer. It did not matter that I only had a day to prepare and might not perform at my best – I should try out anyway. If for nothing else, I would get some experience. My whole family loves this musical. To be able to perform it with them in the audience would be such a thrill!
I went to the address on the sheet Miranda gave me and it turns out that just about everyone trying out for the role of the Narrator had picked the same song to audition as I did. There was nothing I could do about it at that point. Even though I went sixth, I tried not to compare myself to the people who went before me. The woman who auditioned right after me was incredible. I was tearing up listening to her, that is how beautiful her voice was. I told her so afterward, and gave her a hug, even though I knew it meant I probably wasn’t getting the part. Everyone there was really nice and I had a great time talking to everyone after the tryouts were over.
Hold on, my phone is ringing, maybe it is about the show!
Well, it was about the show. And I was right, I didn’t get the part of the Narrator. But the director offered me a part as one of the Three Ladies instead! I get to perform in the production after all! I cannot believe how God’s hand guided me toward this great experience – Miranda had to know the youth minister and had to see him before the tryouts, then she had to think of me and see me before the tryouts… God is so great!