Description Of Musical Theatre

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Theatre. That is the activity that I think of when one asks me what has impacted my life. Theatre is one of the most riveting and demanding interests of mine. From the first moment I stepped on stage, I knew this was the place for me. Musical theatre consists of three major parts--acting, dancing, and singing; which are difficult skills to master, even if you are naturally gifted. You have to memorize lines, choreography, and music notes, all of which are performed at the same time. Rehearsal is a challenging workout that leaves you exhausted! Musical theatre is rigorous; from auditions, to rehearsals, to shows, you are constantly seeking to improve your skills. As one of my directors ' loves to say, "If you feel that your performance was perfect,…show more content…
I remember the day I auditioned for Dear Edwina like it was yesterday. The night before, I hadn 't memorized a song to present to the director, so I stayed up all night studying the song "Hair", from the musical Hair. The next day I felt nervous at first, but I was soon able to enjoy myself during the acting and dancing portions of the audition. Then it was time for the singing segment of the audition and I went first, singing, "She asks me why, I 'm just a hairy guy/I 'm hairy noon and night, hair that 's a fright..." As I was singing, the director stared at me, with no facial expression at all. I kept singing, like an owl in the nighttime, and when I finished, it was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. I did not feel good! All the director said was "okay", and moved on. So after the audition I thought that I definitely needed to improve vocally (which I did in later…show more content…
We had been practicing for months and were ready to present our musical. "I wonder if they will give us a standing ovation" some said, while others asked, "will anyone show up?" Then the curtain rose; looking out into the audience, we rushed onto the stage. It was an exhilarating moment, especially for the first time, to see them laugh and applaud! That was the moment I realized this was what I wanted to do with my life. I realized every rehearsal, every challenge, and all the hard work was worth the effort, and I enjoyed every minute of the performance. At the end of the show we received a standing ovation and people rained flowers and hugs upon us--it was the greatest feeling
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