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  •  theatre was huge in my high school (9+ / 0-)

    and a lot of the really popular kids were in the musicals.  I forget who showed the clip to me last year, but I laugh my ass off every time I watch it

    I got a t-shirt (-6.88, -6.15)

    by guyermo on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:34:55 PM PST

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    •  Theater was huge (8+ / 0-)

      in middle and high school for me and Mark (Mr. Scribe) as well -- in junior high, the boys' and girls' Glee classes (they were separate classes back then) would put on a Spring Musicale, featuring selections and productions from 3 different musicals. Although we didn't actually meet until high school, Mark and I share a connection through one of those; I was in 7th grade and was chosen as one of the three chorus students (you couldn't sign up for Glee till 8th grade so there was a chorus class for 7th graders) to act as page turners for the pianists because I had taken piano for 3 years and thus knew how to read music (a huge honor), and he was in the small group doing "Blow High, Blow Low" from Carousel. (In 9th grade, I got to sing in a small group -- 6 girls, three on a part, doing "Rainy Days and Mondays", again a big honor; I was one of the 2nd sopranos.)

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:45:12 PM PST

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      •  my choir teacher wanted me to take a lead (3+ / 0-)
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        but I didn't have the confidence in my voice to do it.  Finally I agreed to compete in a solo/ensemble competition as a soloist and scored really nicely as a Baritone, but I was always more comfortable taking a minor/chorus role.  Like I said above, I can't act, even though I enjoyed it.  I spent most of my time on the tech side, building sets, setting lights and running sound.

        Prom night was always the night we used to set all of our lights because the school was open, lol.

        I got a t-shirt (-6.88, -6.15)

        by guyermo on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:58:54 PM PST

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        •  The vocal music instructor (4+ / 0-)

          (who finally retired just a few years ago) actually chose people for the various ensembles -- it was a thrill, and a validation of my work, to be chosen. Even my mom agreed, even though she had to take me to evening rehearsals leading up to the concert. Even now, though I haven't done choral singing for quite a few years, I get compliments on my singing from folks who hear me for the first time (for Christmas Eve we took my mother-in-law to a church near her nursing center that none of us have been to before).

          "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

          by Cali Scribe on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:15:05 PM PST

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          •  i've fallen a little flat (4+ / 0-)

            so I know i have some diaphragm work to do if I ever want to become a better singer again.

            It was weird, when I auditioned for the first musical (because everyone auditioned even if you were in the tech crew) the first song was horrible.  I couldn't hit a single note.  A few days later we did the second song, and I rocked it so much that our choir instructor actually stopped playing because she was in shock.  The show was The Will Rogers Follies and the song was 'Give a Man Enough Rope'

            I also learned that I'm more naturally a bass, but I can perform baritone when required.

            I got a t-shirt (-6.88, -6.15)

            by guyermo on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:21:42 PM PST

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