The PIRATE Call

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, returning to school and getting back into the swing of things, as I’m sure has been the case for everyone. Starting after school activities is also a busy time, trying to navigate and schedule when and where you need to be. Well, my year has just got a whole lot busier which I think will be a good thing. Last Saturday I auditioned for my local Musical/Comedy Society’s production of PIRATES which ended up being a pretty big decision for the year.

For the last three or so months I have been practising my audition song for the production of PIRATES. As soon as I heard what musical they were producing this year I knew I had to audition which I was planning on doing, whatever the show. Then last Saturday the time had come to face my nervous and audition.

I was sick with butterflies on Saturday morning because it was my first audition for a musical, apart from school. My morning was spent practising my lines and songs over and over again so I could warm my voice up and refresh my memory. The audition was at 9:30 am which was so good because it didn’t give me much time to get nervous.

Walking into my audition was very frightening, and I don’t know why I knew one of the panel members really well and the others were very nice. The next 15 minutes were probably some of the most important minutes of my year. I sang my two songs and said my lines and then it was all over in what seemed like the blink of an eye. The waiting game then began for as long as it took the panel to decide everyone’s roles, I was expecting a couple of days.

That night I was relaxed in the lounge room watching ‘Mall Cop’ with my brother. *RING RING* I absolutely sh** myself! Mum and Dad were outside watering so I had to answer it. “Hello, it’s Jack Ward speaking” I said, trying to keep my voice from shaking. The director of PIRATES replied and I started shaking with nerves. For the next five minutes he spoke to me about the show and my audition which I won’t go into detail about because I can’t really remember it! He then announced to me that I had got one of the roles I had auditioned for… ’Samuel’, my heart skipped a beat or two. I then tried to keep it together for the rest of the call as well as mouthing the word “SAMUEL” to Mum.

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Once the phone call was over I was in hysterics! I tried to replay the call to Mum which I didn’t do a very good job of before running outside to tell Dad. I then rang my Grandma and messaged some of my friends. That moment I will never forget.
So that brings me to the end of my exciting news. I have begun rehearsals which are pretty intense for the next five months. My life for the first half of the year will involve lots of singing and acting which I am so excited about. Please understand that when it comes to my blog I may have to miss a few posts closer to show time, but I’ll try my best.

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