Waiting Is the Hardest Part

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We’re hearing that a lot… “Waiting Is the Hardest Part”… from those who audition for a show. It’s true! You spend a lot of time, energy and emotion preparing your audition song… you wait to attend the audition date of your choice… you finally get there… and wait. It could be 2 minutes and it could be 2 hours. Then you wait for the auditors (nasty word) to get ready to give you their attention, make small talk with you, try to get the camera working, get the accompanist set up or get the sound equipment working, etc.. Then it finally comes… and it’s over in two minutes. You are thanked and summarily dismissed. Now…. the worst waiting begins. Maybe the stomach never stops churning. Maybe you can’t sleep… or at least not for long. Maybe they didn’t like your audition. Maybe they won’t give you the part you really want. Maybe you forgot to turn off the iron!

It’s horrible! Why can’t we just get on with it??!!!

The production staff has to wait, too! What if nobody comes to auditions? What if there’s nobody that can sing that part the way I imagined it? What if we don’t get enough men? What if somebody drops out after they’ve been cast? What if we can’t get enough of an audience to come to the show and pay the bills? What if most of the town misses the biggest production we’ve ever taken on?

Then the hardest part on that side of the coin… who do I turn down for that great part? Who’s feelings are going to be hurt? Who will hate me forever and never come back to do one of our shows again? Whose relatives will shun me now because of what I did? Who will be talking smack about me and the organization? It never ends…

WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES????!!!???

Because… we love it. Not the audition part… that’s the worst… for everyone. But we love the process, the project, the creation, the telling of the story. And most of all… we love the end result– the applause, the laughter, the tears, the joy and the illusion. We love the temporary escape, the friendships built and the memories that will be kept forever. For good and for bad… we love it.

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If you have friends who might be interested in auditioning for Les Misérables and they are not on a Uintah Arts Council mailing list, not a member of the Outlaw Trail Theater Cast & Crew group on Facebook or have not liked the Outlaw Trail Theater Facebook page, they may never see the audition announcement unless you “Share” it. As nice as it is to “Like” a post, it doesn’t go any further. It just sits there in “Like” land, smiling for you to see and for the original poster to see… maybe a few other “likers”. We get a kick out of being “liked”, but we quite often need to be “shared”. In fact, you don’t even have to “like” on of our posts to “share” it. We promise not to hold you emotionally or psychologically hostage for “sharing” our posts. Quite the opposite, we will sing your praises and thank you profusely for helping us spread the news.

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