Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Where I Belong

All summer I prepped. I strutted in glitzy gold heels, recited to a mirror, spent thirty minutes trying to learn the basic cha cha step, recorded myself singing on PhotoBooth (and then deleted it in the occasion someone were to get a hold of my laptop), highlighted my script in multiple colors, scribbled in the margins, watched YouTube videos (included Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and Kellogg's All-Bran commercial), and I even (most notably) sat through the 2 hour, 14minute long 1978 film version of "The Wiz." I woke up this morning five minutes before my alarm went off, unable to sleep any longer. Today was the first rehearsal for our fall musical, "The Wiz," and for the first time ever, I have a lead! Presenting Megan Lovely as.....Ms. Wiz! Rehearsal was all I could talk about all day. I was in such a good mood between the excited anticipation, the actual rehearsal, and reflecting on it afterward. For the first time in awhile, I felt I was truly where I belonged...and it felt great.

Here's hoping you all find your place, whether it be on stage, on the field, in the wilderness, wherever it may be.



Maddie said...

Congrats on your lead! I totally know how it feels to go from smaller parts to a huge role. I'm definitely going to have to come and see it!

Megan said...

Thanks, Maddie! Yes, you'll definitely have to come see it! It's such a fun show and such a great cast...I love seeing how people interpret their characters. I can't wait for you and everyone to see it!!! :D

Maddie said...

Is Ms.Wis like "the wiz?"? I haven't seen the wiz in forever.

Megan said...

Yes ma'am! The Wiz is usually played by a guy, though. I've only been able to find one YouTube video of a female Wiz, which I've been referencing a lot over the summer, especially for music variations (like I go up on some notes instead of down). It's a fun challenge, because I get to make the character completely my own.