dionysae inquired:

I absolutely think you should try for Mary! How can you take the stars in your hands if you don't first reach for them? However, going for Mary will require preparation. Think of it as the box you stand on. It makes you taller, and therefore much more likely to reach the sky.

I’m not sure I’m following what you’re saying about the “box” metaphor.

20 Oct 14 @ 3:07 pm  —  reblog
dionysae inquired:

You can absolutely get this role if you know your audition stuff well enough that you could do it hanging by your knees from a flybar. Some professional coaching, either voice or acting, wouldn't go amiss if you feel it would help, or informal critiques ONLY from people who have worked in the field, not a friend who got a role in a high school play once. The more you prepare, the better you'll feel. If you're really worried, I'm sure there'll be an "or any role offered" option.

My voice teacher works professionally, and I also have contact with people who perform regularly; maybe they’re not professional, but community theatre is better than high school, right?

20 Oct 14 @ 3:02 pm  —  reblog
dionysae inquired:

/NEVER/ settle. The key here is to be prepared. Prep that song, prep that monologue or those sides or whatever it is you have to do, at least two months in advance. Work on them, perform them at least once every day, out loud. Make sure that the first time you say those words aloud isn't the audition space. Prepare, prepare, prepare until you don't even have to think about what words come next; they just leap into your mind.

I’m very good about preparing, don’t worry.

So you do think I should try for Mary?

20 Oct 14 @ 2:56 pm  —  reblog

septimus-pls:

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septimus-pls replied to your post:I’m quite literally tearing up. Jesus Christ…

Audition for Mary, especially since you’re so passionate about her as a character! The competition might be stiff, but who knows? You might get the part and you’ll be so happy you took the risk.

You really think so?

Yes! There’s nothing wrong with just settling for ensemble but you obviously want to do more with your career than just be an ensamble member. So, why not take that risk??

The thing is that I want to do more with my career, I’d like to try for Mary, but everyone around me is saying that I should just try for the ensemble and that it’s ridiculous that I think that I could get Mary.

I am only 19.  My voice is still developing.  I’ve only been in two musicals (the last one was two+ years ago), but I’ve sung in choirs my entire life.  I’d like to think I’m okay at performing.

But Mary is so important to me, I just… don’t really want to settle for the ensemble.  I want to be able to explore Mary.  I want to be able to explore Mary’s relationship with Jesus and Judas and Peter and everyone in the show.  I want to explore her mind and her emotions and how she deals with everything.

And you can’t do that as an ensemble member.

Goodness, this is sounding like our conversation a little while ago.  Am I sounding like a broken recording?

Not at all! You just sound like a devoted Mary fan!

I can understand why family and friends would tell you just to settle. They don’t want you to be disappointed if you don’t get the part, but rejection helps you grow and just “settling” can hold you back

You sound so passionate about Mary Magdalene and you are right about not being able to explore her more in depth if you’re an ensemble member, because you just can’t. 

Just go with your gut feeling. 

I’ll do my best.

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septimus-pls:

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septimus-pls replied to your post:I’m quite literally tearing up. Jesus Christ…

Audition for Mary, especially since you’re so passionate about her as a character! The competition might be stiff, but who knows? You might get the part and you’ll be so happy you took the risk.

You really think so?

Yes! There’s nothing wrong with just settling for ensemble but you obviously want to do more with your career than just be an ensamble member. So, why not take that risk??

The thing is that I want to do more with my career, I’d like to try for Mary, but everyone around me is saying that I should just try for the ensemble and that it’s ridiculous that I think that I could get Mary.

I am only 19.  My voice is still developing.  I’ve only been in two musicals (the last one was two+ years ago), but I’ve sung in choirs my entire life.  I’d like to think I’m okay at performing.

But Mary is so important to me, I just… don’t really want to settle for the ensemble.  I want to be able to explore Mary.  I want to be able to explore Mary’s relationship with Jesus and Judas and Peter and everyone in the show.  I want to explore her mind and her emotions and how she deals with everything.

And you can’t do that as an ensemble member.

Goodness, this is sounding like our conversation a little while ago.  Am I sounding like a broken recording?

20 Oct 14 @ 12:31 pm  —  via + org  —  reblog

septimus-pls replied to your post:I’m quite literally tearing up. Jesus Christ…

Audition for Mary, especially since you’re so passionate about her as a character! The competition might be stiff, but who knows? You might get the part and you’ll be so happy you took the risk.

You really think so?

20 Oct 14 @ 12:11 pm  —  reblog

I’m quite literally tearing up.

Jesus Christ Superstar is being staged in my area next year.

Oh my God.  I never thought this would happen for years and years and suddenly I find this beautiful news and I’m almost crying.

So I call people and tell them; my stepfather calls it “interesting” (IT’S MORE THAT F***KING INTERESTING IT’S MY SAVING GRACE HERE) but I’m too overwhelmed to be bothered by his lack of enthusiasm.

But then I call my sister.  She asks me if I’m going to audition; duh I’m going to audition, do you really think I’m going to pass up this golden opportunity?  But then she starts talking about how I should audition for the ensemble because I’m going to be up against 20-30-and-40 year-olds with more experience than I have.  And because “I always get my hopes up so high and when I don’t get the part I want I crash”.

I was (before I called my sister) planning on auditioning for Mary Magdalene.  Partly because yes, she is the only named female character in the show, but mostly because she is the best and I will defend her to the death and I will do anything to play her.  I am a soprano, but I am going to work with my voice teacher on extending my range lower.

But should I follow her advice?  Should I settle for the ensemble like I have for my entire acting career so far?

I’d like some advice, if you wouldn’t mind.  Septimus-pls and beyond-theyellowbrick-road, you both gave me wonderful advice earlier; southerncalcosette, I’ve always looked to you for inspiration, with your theatre career; and baronessfrankenstein and lauren dionysae, you are two of my closest friends here, JCS experts, and, if I’m not mistaken, you’ve acted yourselves.  And this is obviously open to anyone else who would like to chime in with advice.

Please help.  I was very sure when I first saw the news, but after I talked with my sister… I don’t know anymore.

I’m listening to JCS 2012 Broadway to encourage myself.

20 Oct 14 @ 11:45 am  —  reblog
edenliaothewomb:

Eva Green, bts photos for Campari calendar 2015.
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edenliaothewomb:

Eva Green, bts photos for Campari calendar 2015.

(click the image for extremely high-res photo.)

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writingwithcolor:

A masterpost of the Stereotyping Tropes from TVtropes.org. This list is identical to the one linked above, save the addition of Indigenous peoples, which was added. Check for the titles with links, as it leads to more pages of tropes.
For an assortment of other…
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cookiecarnival:

Dig a little deeper…

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