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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

And She...

...gets it!

Abby got a part in the play she auditioned for.

We found out yesterday, but we were asked not to say anything on social media until tonight, I suppose so they can notify everyone.

In any case, Abby will be playing Lady Lucinda, one of the Queen's Ladies in Waiting. These are somewhere between the chorus and the more major parts; most playbills call them (and the Knights opposite them) as "featured players."

Rehearsals start in late June. The play performances are August 7-9.

The hearing in my left ear may be permanently impaired from Abby's squee of delight.

Even Little Miz Liz is proud of her big sister.

As are we all... this is - as she points out - her "first audition that's not for school or camp."

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Remember when Miss Abby went to drama camp for Midwinter Break? It was at this place, and they had asked her to audition for a play, which she did tonight. She's auditioning for Once Upon a Mattress, which is the musical version of the Princess and the Pea. Except that there's no Pea. Or something.

I was not allowed in the audition room with her, but I could hear some of it through the door, and as far as I can tell, she did great (albeit a bit quietly at the beginning of her song, because she was out of breath from her monologue).

Her monologue was this scene from Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens. She did not attempt the accent. And that's a good thing; natural mimic she may be, but not for an entire speech full of shouting at the assorted baddies in this scene. But I think the fact that she knows the scene very well, and the fact that she's a Whovian who knows her audience (the choreographer for the play in question is a Whovian as well) probably helped. She wore a hat and carried her sonic screwdriver as well.

And then she changed her hat to a wolf-head-shaped hood she has from Great Wolf Lodge, and she performed the last verse of "I Know Things Now" from Into the Woods. This is the song that Little Red Riding Hood sings after her encounter with the Big Bad Wolf... and it's his pelt she's wearing in the play and the movie.

In any case, I think she did pretty well, and between her practicing the Pandorica Speech and me rereading some of +Diane Duane's best known works, I have a few ideas for crossover fanfic. So please excuse me while I go get writing.