I know that the auditions for West Valley Light Opera’s production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying are coming up, so I’ve been doing my homework. The first time that I heard the Matthew Broderick version of the show, I thought, meh.
I recently watched the movie version and was mostly creeped out rather than impressed with it. Because of this, I have to say I wasn’t really looking forward to these auditions.
So today, I reluctantly put in the newest version featuring the guy who plays Harry Potter. What’s his name again? Kidding, he’s brilliant in the show. I actually enjoyed listened to the whole show while I was doing the laundry. While I was folding away and I found that I felt lighter in foot than normal when doing such mundane chores as this.
Now don’t get me wrong, the staff that West Valley has assembled is a trio of positivity and fun. Of course that makes for some happy times to be had. When I first heard that this show was going to kick off next season, I was so happy. Then I found out the staff and I was over the moon.
So I went back to dance class, not only to work on my technique and remind myself of things, but to get my mind set ready for the audition. Can I just say that playing catch up for three different routines is not as fun as I thought the challenge of it would be. I guess I over romanticized it to myself. Don’t get me wrong as I am having a crazy good time. Seriously. My body is sore as hell and I’ve got some bruised areas, but it’s so fun, I wish I was able to have never stopped dancing.
Relearning the different weight changes for the different styles is frackin’ nuts. It took nearly half the class for me to get my hip hop swagger (yeah, right. Like I really have some.) from walking around working on my posture for the modern class.
We’ll just have to see what happens. Still can’t figure out what to sing though.
Got any suggestions for a song? Feel free to leave them in the comments section!!
2 thoughts on “How To Succeed…”
Everyone has some swagger, you just gotta find out where it sits. I know for me it’s my hips. Some people it’s in their knees or shoulders. Seriously! And you gotta have a hip hop anthem in your head when doing your ultimate swag moves to keep your head in the moment, too. That’s all I’ve got to say on the matter.
Hahaha, Thank you MC NotBlue! I just couldn’t release/relax my shoulders and chest to really get down and groove. I know I’ll do betta next week.