Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Defying Gravity

So last night I did something I have never done before and was probably completely crazy for doing. I auditioned for a lead role in a church sponsored rendition of Stephen Schwartz greatest work Children of Eden. AH! What would possess me to do such a think? Well I love musical theater as we have already established and I love the music to this show. It would literally be a dream to play the role of Eve or Yonah. So I thought why not.

I have NEVER auditioned for a musical before so I had no idea what to expect or how to prepare for this. Thank goodness Kaylie went with me to help give some support and encouragement. It was good to have a friend there who had a little more experience and to follow her lead.

Well I don't think I will be getting a lead role or even cast in the show I am proud of myself for trying and it has given me a better understanding of what performers have to go through to get the parts they do. Between the singing, the dancing and the reading auditions I don't think I did horrible but I definitely do not have what it takes to be a performer.

The song I decided to use is another Stephen Schwartz favorite, Defying Gravity from Wicked. The lyrics express how I have been feeling lately as I have been trying knew things to change my life. The words are empowering to encourage me to break away from what I know and go for things that I have never thought possible before.

Defying Gravity
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

I'm through accepting limits
'cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I'd sooner fly
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I'm flying high
Defying gravity
And soon I'll match them in renown!
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!

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