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  • Writer's pictureElisha Bae

Auditioning For The School Musical

This was my first time properly auditioning for a Whole School Musical. I was nervous, but also totally amped up!

Our school has a tradition of putting on a musical that involves every single year group in the school. The Whole School Production (also called the Whole School Musical) is a great place for both aspiring drama students and skilled theatre students.

I had never gone through a proper audition process before, but I wasn't too worried. I knew it involved dancing, acting, and singing.

This year, the musical that our drama teacher picked was 'Singing In The Rain'. Although I was pretty sure that one of the older/experienced students would get the role of the main cast, I was thrilled to be a part of the musical.

We started off with dancing, which was a 30~1 minute sequence that our dance teacher demonstrated. The dance itself wasn't complicated, but trying to replicate it perfectly and be in sync with time took more concentration (and energy) than I expected. This went on for about an hour or so, which, surprisingly, seemed really short. At the end, we rotated group by group and performed the dance.

After a short break, we moved onto drama. I paired up with a friend who was a year older than me. We were given scripts to read and improvise. I knew how the story went along for 'Singing In The Rain', so it wasn't too hard to develop the characters. When practice ended, we were called back into the stage and asked to perform our piece at the same time as everyone else.

The last part of the audition process was none other than singing. We were given a song called 'Good Morning'. Some of the notes were quite high, so I had to develop a way to sing well without cracking. It took a few tries, but at the end, I managed to do it.

The whole process drained my energy completely, but I think I can hope for a place in the cast!

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