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Hey y’all! Sorry for the absence. I’m in the car watching RENT (2010 revival) on my way home from an awesome senior week (non-Marylanders might know it as beach week) In about two months I’ll be studying at Cornell University double majoring in English and performance media arts (theatre, but with a concentration in writing and directing) and maybe a minor in either music or Africana studies…so needless to say I’ll be mad busy. I’m probably not going to be updating here much. I’m not giving the blog away so please don’t ask. I’ll post important things here if they happen, and I really want to thank all of you for following. Running this blog has been so so SO fun and you guys are so supportive and funny and awesome and I love you. I’ll still be on my personal blog, ablogorsomething, so stop by if you want to ask a question or just say hi. I love making friends :) and all of you have been such great friends. I’ll tell y’all when my first show gets on broadway…and who knows, one of you might be starring in it ;) You’re all such stars. Thank you again!

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bin135 sent: Pst. Your link for "Make an FYTP!" is broken. Just informing. :)

Yes! I get asks about this pretty often, so I’m gonna post this. The link up top isn’t a hyperlink; clicking it won’t take you anywhere. You just need to copy paste it into your browser and then it’ll take you to the peacock maker. 

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Both of my dream roles would have to be genderswapped. Hopefully, I have a chance at Enjolras.
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Both of my dream roles would have to be genderswapped. Hopefully, I have a chance at Enjolras.

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Quot from Rent. I know it’s such a tense and emotional scene, but I can;t help but secretly think this every time I listen to it.
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Quot from Rent. I know it’s such a tense and emotional scene, but I can;t help but secretly think this every time I listen to it.

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More Into the Woods dorking ahead:

My friend and I were having an in depth conversation about a particular line. “I was just trying to be a good mother.” It’s a funny line! The audience laughed at it every night, partly because of the line itself and partly because I’d spent the last few moments imitating the ugly crying faces Rapunzel was making as she sobbed on the ground. So yeah, structured to be a comedic scene! But the more I think about it, the more sad it is. Because the Witch really WAS just trying to be a good mother. She had no idea what that even meant. Her mother was pretty much evil. Cursed her, possibly dragged her to hell/killed her (there’s lots of interpretations) at the end…yeah, not a very good mother figure. So the Witch tries to be everything for Rapunzel that she never got from her own mother. Love, care, protection…and ultimately fails. And wow, when it’s all in context “I was just trying to be a good mother” is just so so heartbreaking.

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My theater company just had our inaugural show, Columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. The play is a documentary theater piece about the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. I was cast as Dylan Klebold, one of the shooters. When I told them about the show and my casting, my parents switched between acting like my dog had died and that I was typecast. I mean, I do have long hair and own my own trenchcoat….
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My theater company just had our inaugural show, Columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. The play is a documentary theater piece about the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. I was cast as Dylan Klebold, one of the shooters. When I told them about the show and my casting, my parents switched between acting like my dog had died and that I was typecast. I mean, I do have long hair and own my own trenchcoat….

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A show I’m in goes up on Friday and is double cast, and two days before we go up, someone decided to say something about the differences between the casts. It blew up! Here’s to a four-week run with this tension in the air. 
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A show I’m in goes up on Friday and is double cast, and two days before we go up, someone decided to say something about the differences between the casts. It blew up! Here’s to a four-week run with this tension in the air. 

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epo9thenardier replied your post Oh man, I’m so glad my school does auditions differently (there’s a required song from the show for each character) because I would’ve had NO idea what to sing for the Witch. The Witch is definitely very belty so you have to show that you can rock Last Midnight with that, but there are two very different sides to her- it depends on which one you want to show. You could go comedic and charactery, or you could go intense and vulnerable. I’m singing Much More for my senior recital, and for some reason it reminds me of The Witch (I think it’s because it’s RIGHT in her range, but also something else). She is so near and dear to my heart that it’s really hard for me to separate her from the sort of reality she has in my mind, so I’m gonna post this so people can give you ideas! If you don’t want this public, just message me and I’ll take it down right away.Comment below or send its-totally-mikensley an ask if you have a song or two that might work!

Oh dear lord if you are talking about Much More from The Fantasticks that is the wrong song to sing if auditioning for the witch. That’s more of a Cinderella song. Much More is barely belty&that’s what the Witch does most of the show: belt. Sorry ranting.

It depends how you sing it. Having sung much more and all the Witch songs, it definitely is in the same area I used for most of The Witch. When I first got the piece, it made me think about what the Witch could have been like before her story started- before her mother cursed her, before the magic, before the beans, EVERYTHING. That’s why it reminds me of her. I guess in a sense it could be a Cinderella song because it’s pretty, but something in “I’d like to be not evil” and “Perhaps I’m bad or wild or mad” and “Don’t let me be normal” sounds like the Witch before she experienced whatever it was that made her so broken.

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its-totally-mikensley sent: Hey! So I just wanted to start out by saying that your blog speaks my life and it is a beautiful thing you are doing here. Okay fangirl over, here comes my big problem... My school is performing Into the Woods and auditions are in three weeks. I very desperately want to be The Witch and I am at a loss of ideas for audition songs. I'm aware you were The Witch and I would love to have a few suggestions. I'm a strong alto, however I can belt and sing soprano. Help is appreciated! Thanks!(:

Oh man, I’m so glad my school does auditions differently (there’s a required song from the show for each character) because I would’ve had NO idea what to sing for the Witch. The Witch is definitely very belty so you have to show that you can rock Last Midnight with that, but there are two very different sides to her- it depends on which one you want to show. You could go comedic and charactery, or you could go intense and vulnerable. I’m singing Much More for my senior recital, and for some reason it reminds me of The Witch (I think it’s because it’s RIGHT in her range, but also something else). She is so near and dear to my heart that it’s really hard for me to separate her from the sort of reality she has in my mind, so I’m gonna post this so people can give you ideas! If you don’t want this public, just message me and I’ll take it down right away.

Comment below or send its-totally-mikensley an ask if you have a song or two that might work!

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The one difficulty with putting on a show in NZ - the accents can take a lot of work to get right…
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The one difficulty with putting on a show in NZ - the accents can take a lot of work to get right…

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Freshman year I was one of the only two girls cut from the volleyball team, so I wound up doing theater instead. Now I’m president of our ITS chapter, and just closed my eleventh show with my high school. 
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Freshman year I was one of the only two girls cut from the volleyball team, so I wound up doing theater instead. Now I’m president of our ITS chapter, and just closed my eleventh show with my high school. 

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Just everyday occurrences when you’re the first public high school in the country to do Spring Awakening… :Dsubmitted by double-the-n

Just everyday occurrences when you’re the first public high school in the country to do Spring Awakening… :D
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I auditioned as the Cheshire Cat for my school’s production of Alice in Wonderland a few years ago, and I ended up getting a made up role. My best friend was cast as Alice- though she wasn’t great.
I talked to the director about the casting after she told me I was the only one holding up the one scene I was in. She told me that the reason I hadn’t gotten Alice was that I hadn’t auditioned as her. 
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I auditioned as the Cheshire Cat for my school’s production of Alice in Wonderland a few years ago, and I ended up getting a made up role. My best friend was cast as Alice- though she wasn’t great.
I talked to the director about the casting after she told me I was the only one holding up the one scene I was in. She told me that the reason I hadn’t gotten Alice was that I hadn’t auditioned as her.
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