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Sunday, November 14, 2010

An Interesting Afternoon

This afternoon/evening my oldest daughter and I auditioned for the Christmas play at our church.  We didn't get much warning since we only got the books on Tuesday or Wednesday.  And then I didn't decide to audition until Thursday! 

We went to choir Wednesday night and sang but I didn't really learn the songs.  So, we we showed up tonight I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I was just hoping that they would ask to hear the one song I kind of knew.  I didn't even know that one all that well bc it was the one B was auditioning on and we focused on her part so she would be super comfortable with the song. 

There were quite a few people there and we ended up auditioning in the room with everyone watching.  ugh  Can you say intimidating?  I haven't auditioned for anything in years and B has never auditioned for anything, ever.  It was a little frightening for both of us.

We started out by saying what part we were auditioning for and I didn't even know what parts there were! lol  So Steven told me to speak up and say that I was auditioning for Mary.  Seriously.  I raised my hand but was having serious doubts.  After they took all the names down they started with the ladies...for Mary.  Oh my word!  To top it all off they were singing a song that I hadn't even heard before.  So, I said that I didn't know it and wasn't going to sing it.  But Steven kept encouraging me while the other ladies were singing and I caved.  I got up to sing and had to sight read most of the song.  Let me just say here and now...I don't read music.  I just go up when the little black dots go up and I go down when they go down. 

I thought I was going to puke.  Somehow I made it through with only a few mistakes.  At least I think there were only a few mistakes, I don't really remember!

We sang several songs and had to sing with the guys that were auditioning for the Joseph part-another song I was unfamiliar with!  It was pretty unnerving.

They were finally done with us and B was up next.  She looked completely terrified.  I wasn't sure if she could do it.  She is terribly shy and scared to death to sing in front of people.  But they called her name and she got up and stood in front of all those people...and sang beautifully!  She sang it just like she had at home and it was wonderful.

I was so proud of her.  She conquered her fears and trusted us to lead her through this.  No matter whether she gets the part or not, she did such an amazing job.  It gives me butterflies just thinking about it! 

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I love this post. What a great example you set for Bethany; I remember the short vid you posted of her singing and how she doesn't like to sing in front of anyone at all. She will never forget this day, and I bet God will use this to take her places she never imagined.

(Can I say "God" and "bet" in the same sentence? lol)