I Speak Six Languages

I had my audition on Thursday for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! It went pretty well- we were allowed to sing 32 bars instead of the customary 16, and the directors seemed pretty happy with my performance of “I Know Things Now” from Into the Woods- they immediately asked me to stick around. We did cold readings, and I got to read for Rona, Marcy, Logainne, and Olive.

And I got a callback email just a few hours later!

Callbacks were yesterday, and of course I had a mega allergy attack and my right eye was all red and swollen and gross, and I had to wear my glasses. Luckily, though, it didn’t affect my voice.

I didn’t know who I was called back for, and they had me sing for Olive first. Oh jeez. Olive is a soprano role (I’m a mezzo) and I got all wobbly and shaky. Then they had me sing for Rona- another soprano, even higher than Olive!

Then I got to sing for Logainne, and that was awesome. And then I got to sing for Marcy, and that was even more awesome!

We mostly did singing, although I did get to read once for Logainne (the bit where she spells “cystitis.”)

And then they called back a handful of people one at a time, and I was one of them! They had me sing all the way through Logainne’s song “Woe is Me.”

And then they sent us home with the dreaded “thank you all for coming out, we’ll let you know soon.”


The cast list should be out soon, and I’m not going to lie, I have really high hopes. They only called back six girls, and there’s 4-5 female roles in the show, so there’s a really, really good chance that I have a part.

I’m going to go sit in the corner and rock back and forth until the cast list is posted.

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