Learning a heck of a lot. Just finally getting to the point where I can enjoy auditions instead of taking them so seriously. And I know that the more I do that, the more likely it is that I'll get the gig. My last show was that way, and it was a pleasure and a surprise how easy it could be. But it is definitely a head-shift. Just getting out of my own way and playing, doing what I love to do and enjoying it. And I know I'm "building steam." Casting people are taking their time with me in auditions and asking me for more songs when I've finished my inital "offer." Rye Mullis even directed me on a song from The Scarlet Pimpernell the other day because he knew the show so well and wanted to help me capture the intimacy of the moment. I belted the heck out of the song but also found the vulnerability of it, and when I finished, he seemed pleased.
I know I am blessed with a high belt, and I'm beginning to appreciate that. It's funny how we don't always appreciate what we have. For the longest time, I always wanted to sing soprano, and now that I can, it's like, Oh, yeah. That's lovely, but the belt is something so incredibly special. I really am grateful to be able to do it.
And I look forward to rockin more songs... :)