Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Got the Part...You can quote me

Did you ever see the movie "Waiting for Guffman"?  It's a window into the world of community theatre...the dark underbelly of ... well... something...  and I have been a part of this dark underbelly for many years now, tho, lately, not as active.  I've had a chance to meet some real characters while playing some fictional ones.

So, when I saw an audition call for the play "The Boys Next Door" I thought I'd give it a shot.  I did get a call-back, but the other guys reading for the part were exceptional and I'm man enough to admit when I'm out of my league.  That's not to say that I didn't get the part - I've gotten no call yet about it, so we'll see...

But here are a few of the funny things said to me when I've actually landed a part...

"You didn't even need to read for me.  When I saw those sneakers I knew you'd be perfect..."  (on being cast as Snoopy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown")

"We were looking for someone built like a football player to play the maid."                               (on being cast as Jakob in "La Cage au Folles".)

"Sweetie, sometimes type-casting just works in your favor."                                                           (on being cast as Bottom [transformed into an ass] in "A Midsummer Night's Dream")

Wish me luck...



Little Ms Blogger said...

Loved Waiting for Guffman. It is very spot on.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Btw, who wouldn't want to be typecast as Snoopy -he's the best!

Clay Doodles said...

Hey, if its meant to be, its meant to be. You've been fabulous whatever you've played. Hope you get the part!