Saturday, March 28, 2009



Once again, the kids auditioned for a play sponsored by Christian Youth Theater: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

Before the auditions, all three looked nervous. It seems their anxiety increased more for this production than for previous shows. For one, more people tried out for Joseph, so the competition naturally intensified. With limited roles and increased tryouts, some folks are bound to face disappointment. The room setup also created a subtle shift in tension. This time they auditioned on a stage facing the four judges who separated the performers from the audience. It just looked more intimidating than usual.

Despite the obvious stress, this is their third audition, and I have to say, they each improved in substantial ways.

Dakota sang "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph. His pitch was clear, and unlike previous attempts, he added more hand gestures and facial expressions.

McKenna sang "Match Maker" and greatly improved her timing. Last time she auditioned, she rushed the song somewhat. Today she started to rush again, but she caught it and corrected herself.

Whitney sang "Popular" from Wicked and added gestures to her performance. She began to experience her first sense of audience feedback.

Of course, like always, we uploaded all three auditions to our YouTube page. By the time they finish high school, we'll have quite a record to document their growth as performers.


Chelle said...

They all seem to be less nervous. Whitney sures know how to bring the audience in. Mckenna is sounding more steady and confident. Dakota's smile was great. I can just see him getting a following of girls.

Chelle said...

You must tell us as soon as you find out if they made it!

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

I agree 'Chelle; they DO seem so much more confident. We should know about the parts by tomorrow. We'll let everyone know as soon as we find out.

By the way, did you click on the YouTube videos?

Chelle said...

I watched the videos of the kids on you tube.

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

And.... what did you think, 'Chelle?

Chelle said...

You are confusing me. My first response is what I felt about the kid's audtion after watching it on you tube.


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