BC: Hope you enjoyed the show!
FC: 6.21.09 | JMJ
1: Have you ever heard a frog sing? Well that is what I sounded like when I was in Annie in fifth grade.
2: It started when my mom asked me if I wanted to be in the musical Annie. I said "yes." After I signed up came the auditions. Even though it was my first audition it wasn't to hard. All people auditioning were told what to do.
3: A few days after the auditions I learned I got a lead, Daddy Warbucks. I was a little disappointed though because it wasn't the part I wanted. The part I wanted was the bad guy in the play named rooster.
4: One part of the play was memorizing lines. When practices started I had to memorize mine. Even though I had never memorized so many lines before it was not hard because my parents helped a lot. After a month or so, I knew all my lines. Without my parents help I would still be learning my lines today.
5: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world." | Another part of the play was costumes. I did not mind the costumes I got to wear, for the most part. Daddy Warbucks wore a suit and a cool hat. Unfortunately, Daddy Warbucks was also bald. This meant that I was to wear a bald cap. The two, thin, sheets of rubber, which covered my entire head, made me look absurd. I could bring myself to wear it. In the end, they never made me wear it though.
6: Finally, the big day arrived. There would be three performances, and I would have a chance to be in the spotlight. That did not go so well. I was loosing my voice all week and woke up on performance day sick. I sounded like a frog trying to sing. I did not feel well, and I had to perform in front of a crowd, but the show must go on. When I was on stage my voice was quiet and scratchy, but I made it through the show. It was embarrassing to sing in front of people when I knew I could do better.
7: Even though some people might have had fun, I did not because it was a new experience, and there were some things I could not do like hit low notes. I just croaked. Dancing in front of people and acting in heartfelt scenes were embarrassing because it was new to me and I had never done it before. It was not fun hearing myself sound like a frog.