"Prior Proper Planning Prevents
Piss Poor Performance."
He stressed the 7 P's over and over. Which is why I have chosen to live my life in chaos. And that has made all the difference.
For instance, I had my first audition in a VERY long time today. I've been to several callbacks but I haven't attended any "Bring Your Headshot & Resume and Sing 32 Bars" auditions in a long time. Years probably.
But I'm trying to "get back out there" (whatever the Hell that means), so I made an audition appointment for Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's upcoming production of La Cage Aux Folles. My audition appointment was for 3:25 p.m. today. And since I needed to leave my apartment at 2:25 p.m. to get there on time, I started looking for what music I would sing at about 2:00 p.m. More like 2:15 p.m. actually.
I found my old standby audition piece - - "Good Thing Going" from Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along - - stuck it in one of my three-ring binders full of music and made my way (through forty-five feet of snow) to the train.
And it was on the train that the universe once again proved my father wrong. In the chaos of choosing a song to sing at the last minute, I grabbed a binder of music that just happened to have THE PERFECT piece of music to sing at an audition for La Cage. This song - - Gay Paree - - from Victor/Victoria...
...and I just got a callback for the show. Chaos reigns supreme.
P.S. At the end of the video above, after Robert Preston looks at the audience and says, "Thank you, you're most kind," he adds to that thought, "In fact, you're EVERY kind."
That last line is missing from the video and it's one of my favorites. I couldn't, with good conscious, post this video without finishing the joke. That would be blasphemy.