I had my auditions for A Tale of Two Cites yesterday. May I just say I did not need to stress out about the french accent as much as I did, I stunk at it but so did most of the others who were there. And I learned some killer advise on how to do a accent today from one of my friends mom. She told me to keep my tongue on the bottom of my mouth as much as I could. It works! I have been doing it all day. When I showed my brother ( who usually mocks my attempts and a french accent) he got this big smile on his face like “Wow” so I am happy. But its still not the best accent in the world. Far from it.
They were odd auditions. We did the monologs that we prepared and then we did a few cold readings. And that was the end. This show is going to be very physical so I thought we would be doing a lot of improv at auditions. We did none. There were only 2 1/2 hours and about 25 people auditioning so Carla (our director) did not have much time. Carla never ceases to amaze me. The way she can see potential or a character in such a small amount of time is amazing. And the casting is always perfect and a lot of time unexpected.
Please pray that I get called back (along with my friends who also auditioned) and that if I don’t I will be content! I really want to get in this play and I have a long week of waiting for the callback list ahead of me.