Friday, June 05, 2015

Congratulations to my girl!

Last Friday (May 29th) Darly auditioned for Fiddler on the Roof...  I should go back

So remember when we had that dilemma of auditioning for show A would mean we couldn't do shows B & C?

Well we ended up not auditioning for show A at all because in the end she didn't really want to do it because it would mess up her chances for B & C which she wanted to do more.  There were also a lot of unknowns with show A as it was a new to the area theater group and they seemed to be promising a lot of things that just didn't seem possible.  As it stands now show A is in rehearsals (to the best of my knowledge) and seems to be actually happening... but we're glad for them and us to not be a part of it.

Darly DID audition for show B but unfortunately she didn't not earn a part.  That company seemed to cast the show with mostly adults except for a few friends who did get in.  Darly is actually happy with that as while she wanted to break into another group she wasn't so thrilled with the particular show.

And show C has not had auditions yet.

In the mean time there was an audition announcement for a show that is on Darly's "bucket list."  I signed her up to audition for it and she got all prepared to do that.  But right before auditions she got sick...really sick.  So we gave up her time slot.  But that seemed to be divine intervention as she got a text from a friend...

the gist of the text... "You ARE auditioning for Fiddler aren't you?"  Whoa!  An offer she couldn't refuse!  So Darly used her audition song that she was planning to use just two weeks before for the other show and recycled a monologue that she had used before.  

And now Darly has been cast as Chava in the show!  Even better is the guy cast as Fyedka (Chava's "love interest") is a really nice guy and Darly is thrilled to be working with him.  It probably helps that he's also pretty easy on the eyes.  ;)  Don't worry, I don't foresee any off stage romance going on here.

And show C?  That's by this same theater group.  So now Darly's chances of getting into that show are even better.

btw: In case you're wondering why I'm being so "stealth" about the names of the shows and the theater companies is 1) If I list the shows, someone searching for that particular show might end up here needlessly and be annoyed with me.  2) If she isn't in the show, it doesn't matter that much.


  1. Oh my goodness, congratulations! I'm thrilled for Darly. My, but that one brings back memories. Our only participation in community theater was Fiddler on the Roof. My daughter auditioned for Tzeitel but was only able to understudy for the part. The kicker was that the girl who won the part had a part time job and so missed about 90% of the rehearsals. IOW, Heather knew the part better than the principle, but they kept the principle because her grandmother had given a huge donation to the county's fine arts council. It was my first real glimpse into politics in fine arts. What a disappointment.

    1. Oh how sad that your daughter's first taste of theater was like that. Unfortunately it can very much be that way. We ran into a few seasons where the lead was always the same...when we first started it was this one girl who took all the leads, then when she graduated we had another set who always took the leads and now there's another set. Unfortunately this last set seems to also have developed an attitude about the situation. We are hoping that we can live with this new theater group for a while.