Saturday, January 26, 2008

Forging ahead

I did the show tonight. I did pretty well, except for the singing bit. Ack. I have a brief solo in one of the songs, maybe 8 measures or so. I think a frog could have sung it better than I did this evening. People were lovely, saying things like "oh, you sounded fine" and "i didn't notice." They lie. Clearly. I try not to be a person who speaks ill of myself to get others to compliment me, and I try to take a compliment gracefully, but when I just barely manage to croak the words out, and some of them clearly were not on the right note, well... you can tell me the truth. It was rough. But then I have to remember... it was 8 measures. In a song nobody really cares about anyways. It's not what the audience is going to remember.

Although, as I said to the fabulous gentlemen who plays my husband "Alas. I know Hal Prince is out there tonight and he was all set to give me a role on Broadway, but then he heard me sing and said "forget her!""

Perspective is a lovely thing. I worried about that piece all night, and now it is over, and no one cares about how those few measures went but me.

Tomorrow is our last show. Hopefully my voice will be a bit better. And I remember. This coughing like crazy thing? It's how the soprano in my opera lost her voice. But I don't think they're going to fly a replacement in from Spain for me.

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Monday's mission is to write a post in the style of a children's story or poem.

19 comments:

Karen said...

I am officially de-lurking. Be proud of me!! hehe

the dragonfly said...

You don't think they'll fly in a replacement from Spain for you??! ;)

Hope the coughing calms and you can make it through the last show.

The Little Mister just squeaked (or perhaps screamed) a hello to you...

Loralee Choate said...

ACK!

I relate, I relate, I relate!

I just closed "The King and I" with a fever and sinus hell. I still went on because, well, it's musical theater. If I was doing an opera, I would have had NO choice but to call in. The edema would never have let me croak out opera.

It still sucked having to bow and scrape as a Siamese wife, though. Ick.

So...I've been trying to figure out what opera (From costume and comments) You probably put it somewhere but I'm dying of tired and have a Messiah Rehearsal tomorrow for the mezzo role (Which means I should sleep at some point).so I'm going to throw out a guess and say "La Traviata?"

I hope that your close goes well and you get better SOON.

I am totally rambling...My apologies.

slouching mom said...

Oh, that coughing. I've been experiencing it too. Luckily, there's no show in which I need to sing, LOL!

The last show today! Already?

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I'm guessing - "Anatevka"?

susiej.com said...

Wow -- I'm amazed you were able to do it...

Children's story? Hmmm. I'm thinking...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope you feel better! And I got your mix! It's fabuloso! THANK YOU!!!

Mary Beth said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Good luck with the final show.

Julie Pippert said...

Hey good for you going on...and it probably seemed worse to you than anyone else, and definitely was better than missing you. :)

jen said...

i have no doubt you were lovely, and it's true, perspective is a blessing isn't it.

Kyla said...

I think I might cheat and do a repost for Mission Monday. I did one a year or so ago I really like and most of my readers are newer than that post.

Feel better, PM.

Suz said...

Hooray for the last show and thanks for the reminder about the Monday Mission!!!

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, no! It seems like there's a lot of that going around right now. I hope the final performance goes better for you.

soccer mom in denial said...

Brava mi lady! The show must go on!!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

I'm sure you did so well at your other bits that no one even noticed the singing bit.

I hope I can remember to do the Monday Mission this week- it sounds fun :)

Family Adventure said...

Like you said, it's all in the perspective. I'm sure you rocked everything else so much, the few measures went by unnoticed.

Hope you feel better!!

Heidi

nomotherearth said...

Good for you for getting through the show.

wheelsonthebus said...

Guaranteed -- you sounded better than I would.

Emily

Victoria said...

I hope you are feeling better tonight!