Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Being In Thirteen The Musical

My theatre's run of Thirteen the Musical Closed on February 8th, 2015. I didn't have a huge part, as I was a student, Whitney and a geek in "Being A Geek" and all of the ensemble scenes. But honestly, It was one of the best experiences of my life.

I saw 13 when i was 6 years old. Umm we had no idea, just saying. I remember sitting there in shock during "Any Minute". But ever since then, I have wanted to do the show. I was talking to my friend Craig one day before rehearsals when i was informed 13 might be an option for the winter poll. I was so excited. any way- 13 won by a landslide

It isn't just the music, the characters, or the sets that made my cast and i fall in love with the show, it was the fact tha, well, everything is relatable to 13 year olds. Yes, i don't know many guys who have their friends sing a song about the tongue to get a girl on a date. And yes, i know that most towns doin't have only One Jewish family in it, but the hilariously relatable material made 13 amazing.

We had so much fun creating our characters too. Me and my friends playing "Simon " & "Sarah" decided that Whitney and Simon were shipped, (im not gonna type our ship name, but put S before hitney Whitney) haha get it? and Whitney had a mad crush on Eddie or Brett, depending on the show. We were stupid.....

And i ended up loving my part;Even though i bombed my audition. I just said to myself, "If That's What It Is, Then That's What It Is".

Monday, February 2, 2015

The "do not sing" list:

It's very common that many people sing the same songs for auditions. Many colleges, highschools and theaters have a "do not sing" list that tells auditioners noit to sing oversung songs.
Here is a list of commonly oversung songs that you probably shouldn't sing:
  • Anything Jason Robert Brown-( its too difficult for most accompianasts to play)
  • Anything Phantom of the Opera
  • Taylor the Latte Boy
  • Gorgeous (Apple Tree)
  • Neverland (Mary Martin)
  • Mama Says
  • Forest for the Trees
  • Not for the Life of Me
  • Gimme Gimme
  • Good Morning Baltimore
  •  It Takes Two
  • Screw Loose
  • Privilege to Pee
  • Here I Am
  • Astonishing
  • Show off
  • Always true to you
  • Anyone Can whistle
  • At times like this
  • Being Alive
  • Corner of the sky
  • Giants in the sky
  • How ’bout a dance?
  • I’m not that smart
  • Johanna
  • Not for the life of me
  • Not while I’m around
  • Notice me, Horton
  • On the street where you live
  • Sara Lee
  • She Loves Me
  • Don’t rain on my parade
  • Everybody’s girl
  • Forget about the boy
  • Gimme Gimme
  • Gorgeous
  • Home (disney)
  • I cain’t say no
  • I enjoy being a girl
  • I met a girl
  • Ice Cream
  • Life of the Party
  • Luck be a lady
  • Memory
  • Miracle of Miracles
  • My new philosophy
  • My white night
  • Nobody does it like me
  • Show me
  • Stranger to the rain
  • Take a chance on me
  • That’ll show him
  • Waiting for life to begin
  • What do I need with love
  • What is it about her?
  • What you’d call a dream
  • When did I fall in love
  • When will my life begin (disney)
  • You can always count on me

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015

    Musical Theatre Audition Tips

    I'm always asked by my friends about preparing for auditions. So here are my most helpful audition tips:

     One week or two before your audition:
    • Pick a song (or songs) that shows off your voice,that's age-appropriate, you are comfortable singing, and fills the requirements for your audition
    • Practice the song at least once a day before your audition, but don't over practice, you don't want to lose you voice
    • Update and Proof read your resume; higlight you favorite roles
    • Look at the audition requirements; make sure you fill them and bring the appropriate material
    • Get your sheet music or karaoke track ready; make sure it is in the right key
    The night before your audition:
    • Pick out your audition attire: Make sure you can dance in it; don't look too fancy, but don't look too casual
    • Pack your bag: pack your dance shoes (if needed), your music, a water, and non-messy energy snack like a CLIFF bar
    • GET A TON OF SLEEP!!- get to bed earlier if you have to get up early, or sleep in for a later audition
    • Set an alarm for the morning 15 minutes before you have to get up so you have time to wake up
    The morning of:
    • Eat a good breakfast! - you NEED the energy
    • Take a shower to wake you up
    • Relax
    • Take a deep breath and trust in yourself
    hope these helped! love g

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015


    What's up people!
    I'm Grace, and I'm a HUGE theatRE kid
    Welcome to my blog!
    I'll be posting about:
    • Theater Tips
    • Audition Tips
    • Stage Makeup
    • Theatre Updates
    • Auditions for Shows
    • And More!
     Anyway welcome to my blog!