Holy mother we are only on audition number 6. I’ve got some major catching up to do.
My last audition was posted in March, so bear with me as we go a little retro here before I post the ones from this week. The Radio City audition happened May 5, 2011 bright and early.
So if I started on January 31st, from this week, I have about 20 weeks to catch up. I’m doing one audition a week. I have 5 auditions to post so I will have done 10 total by the end of this week. That means I have 42 auditions to do by January 31, 2012. That’s roughly 2.1 auditions per week from now through January.
I got this. I hope.
I don’t think I’ve talked yet about what happens if I actually book something. Quite simply, I’m going to keep auditioning 🙂 Remember, I’m doing this more for the audition practice and study than the actual booking. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
Ok, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I was totally counting on going to this one since the beginning of the year. Radio City ensemble is a cushy job. You make gobs of money during the Christmas season, get health insurance, and then keep the health insurance and get unemployment for 6 months following the show. Not a bad deal.
The female dancers call was in the morning and here was the line when I showed up:
There was a crazy lotta girls. Once they let us into the holding room, after sitting outside for awhile on a chilly morning with our coffee and huge bags of dance gear, I found my friend Kate from dance class. She had done the Radio City audition last year. I asked her how it went. “I got cut in the first round.” Oh, great.
Kate is an awesome dancer so this did not bode well. I had also heard rumors that they had reduced the size of the ensemble and re-vamped the show a bit. Plus they like to go with the people they have used before. I was ready and armed with my audition outfit (see blue halter leotard, La Duca’s, and black ballet skirt from prior posts).
I was in the first group, which consisted of, I don’t know, maybe 100 some odd girls or possibly more. In a gigantic gymnasium with slippery floors, they taught us a little combination. It was very classical ballet and theater-y and ended with two pirouettes.
They took us in groups of 3. I watched Kate go. She nailed it. I went. I nailed it. We both got cut. They kept maybe only 10 girls from the whole group.
I thought this audition was going to take the whole day, so I had planned on taking the day off from work. No reason to go back. I enjoyed the rest of the day from home. No Christmas Spectacular this year, oh well.