4.27.2006

facing forward

After a week long series of auditions, I have been cast as an ensemble member for Alameda Civic Light Opera's production of Aida. Initially, I thought I would have been more disappointed in the fact that I wasn't given an actual role. But come to think of it, having to talk and sing and drive a production to its finale is quite intimidating for a first-time musical performer like myself, especially since I've never ever acted onstage before. I'll stick to the sidelines and dance the story away. Yeah, they think I can dance! The routine I learned during the call back audition this past Saturday was ridiculously fun, and I'm glad to get the chance to do more of it. I think I'll take lessons over the summer to help develop my technique since I have, essentially, none at all. It'll be good times in the neighborhood.

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The butterflies are back, fluttering in full force and just in time for spring. I'm all sorts of happy.

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Living in Berkeley for the past week really tugged at my heartstrings. I love being so close to the Bay. Being at home made me realize that my life is elsewhere, far away from this suburban nightmare. I'm tired of driving 45 miles home to sleep for a few hours and wake up in the morning just to drive 45 miles away once again. Can I just be done with this?

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I only have five more AiR rehearsals ever. And though this concert prep is really starting to make me want to tear my hair out, I have to remember to keep my cool. I want to enjoy my last moments, not run past them in a frenzy, which I so often tend to do. I really ought to take more pictures too. This will be over before I know it.

AiR Spring Show, next weekend. Come watch as I close out three incredible years.

1 comment:

Caliwu said...

congrats, gina! i'm excited for you!