So, that "lovefest" audition. I got a very lovely response with a lot of positive feedback. I shared it with my voice teacher and with a friend (himself a voice teacher and performer). All of us were very impressed with how much feedback they gave me - not just "nice voice but not what we're looking for". And to think they did something like that for every single one of the people they didn't cast!
I also auditioned for a production of The Wedding Singer. I've auditioned for this company before and gotten nuttin'. I'm guessing it's because a) I can't belt (yet) and b) I'm over 50. Got the "thanks but no" call last night. Not a surprise. Not only did I go into it expecting not to be cast, but I crashed & burned on the dance audition. The chunk they tried to teach us was complicated and FAST! I remembered the beginning, the end, and the occasional scraps scattered thru the middle. "Good for my humility," as a college roommate of mine used to say.
Now I'm focusing on a sewing project, then it's back to hunting up auditions for fall shows.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
I managed to make one sale. The last customer was discussing her purchase with another vendor - what sorts of things would go with her new bra-belt set. I brought over one of my skirt sets, which just happened to include a skirt in one of her favorite colors. Sold! I really would have preferred to sell more, of course, but at least I made one sale, and that one enough to cover my vendor's fee with a little bit of profit. It was a nail-biter, though; I had already started packing up my items.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
I brought a suitcase full of stuff to my first bellydance swap meet, full of hope that I'd come home with an empty (or nearly so) suitcase. An hour and a half into the 3- hour event, I've sold exactly nothing. Not the bargain-basement-priced beaded costumes, not the skirt sets, not even the dirt-cheap fabric remnants! I need to sell something just to recoup the cost of my table rental; I'd really rather not go home with everything I bought and have spent the vendor fee (and my time and gas) for nothing. :(
But there's still an good hour to go - maybe someone will arrive who's the perfect size and coloring for one (or both) of the costumes, or for whom one of the skirt sets will be perfect. I can dream...