Audition for LaMancha Part 2

Audition for LaMancha Part 2 is an inside look at the morning of the audition! The bedroom scene is rated G!

Morning of My Audition

Morning. This is the morning of my audition. It’s Saturday morning just a little after 7 AM. I woke up at six and couldn’t go back to sleep.

I’ve got this little pillow here that I kind of prop up so that I can sleep sitting up a little bit… acid reflux… And I’ve got one little Crane vaporizer, you can see some of the vapors coming down. I slept with that. I’ve been sleeping that for quite a few months.

The first thing I do in the morning, especially when I’ve got an audition, is I lay here and ask how’s my voice this morning (Hummmmm)? Am I going to be able to even sing? And so anyway that’s all the things you think about when you’re doing auditions. Plus a little acid reflux medicine… It’s an all day thing that helps prevent reflux. So anyway I get a little obsessive about these things.

So here’s the book that I’ve had for a number of years, you can see how many more pages I’ve got before I finish it. Cervantes “Don Quixote” the classic. I’m on page 955. So my goal will be to finish that before the show starts… if I get cast.

Half Gallon of Kangen Water before I Sing

This morning before my audition I’d really like to get in a half a gallon of water before I audition. This is a water machine that my wife bought. It’s called Kangen water. It seems to be pretty nice. Contrary to any water I’ve drunk before, this water somehow seems to get right into my vocal cords. I know that sounds weird but I can tell a difference when I drink this so it helps.  It kind of gives it a sense of thickness or lubrication or something in my cords. Here’s the first 32 ounces or whatever, in a nice big gigantic glass. That’s going to be… I’m going to drink two of those this morning before the audition.

All right this isn’t easy for me to do… I’ve been working on this for a long time. I’ve never been able drink a lot of water at once but I’m getting a lot better at this, and this water seems to go down easy. One down and one to go.

I’ve been going out for morning exercise and walk but I’ve noticed that the cold kind of gives me some congestion, so I’m not doing that this morning, not before the audition. It’s about 23-24 ° out there this morning. It seems to make more phlegm on the cords and I don’t want that. Even worse there’s just a layer of smog-fog and that really gets to you. It gets in your chest. Try to sing with that stuff in you. There’s no way I’m going out there this morning.

Audition Paperwork

Well it’s 10 minutes until 8:00 AM. I’m at my desk this morning just trying to get my brain wrapped around my audition this morning. So I’ve got my stuff here that I’m going to turn in. Let me take you through this and I’ll just show you what I’ve got ready.

So there’s my headshot, my resume, my dates of conflicts with schedules of the rehearsals. I’ve already got my form filled out here and what I would like to audition for and so forth. I try to minimize all that stuff so I don’t have to think about it. It’s all done and ready to go. I just walk in there and hand them my papers. I’ve got an appointment at 10 o’clock this morning for the audition.

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About Chuck R. Gilmore

My personal singing journey from failure to success gives me a unique perspective and special insight into the problems you face as an aspiring singer. Everything from not being able to sing high notes to lack of confidence singing in front of others. Because I've solved them in my own voice, I know how to help you.

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