LeBlonde Blog – Chapter 8 – Auditions Tanked

Auditions are over. Sort of. Only 11 kids tried out, even though 20 were on the sign up sheet. Maybe ‘cause some of the 20 didn’t actually put themselves on the list — their friends wrote their names down, hoping they would agree to try out. But they didn’t. Even by Smalltown’s standards, this was a poor turnout, and for a popular show too. I know it’s a small school to begin with, so the talent pool is tiny to start, but come on – it’s Legally Blonde!

When the show was announced, lots of kids who don’t usually do theatre said they would sign up for that show. What happened to them? Most likely, they chickened out, or decided it wouldn’t be cool, or their parents said they’re already doing too many things, or they decided they’d rather work and make extra money. All of those things have happened in the past.

At least we saw this coming, so Mr. D. talked to the principal before auditions about possibly involving another school. She thought a collaborative program would work, so hopefully soon she’ll talk to the principal at “Cunningham High” and hopefully he’ll say okay and hopefully soon after that, auditions for those students can be held. Most hopefully of all, let’s hope this show will actually get rehearsed and performed before school ends!

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About S.M. Stevens

Author of "Bit Players" series of novels for teen and young adult theatre-lovers, and the Bit Players blog.
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