It’s up.

After a week of stressing out, warming up and winding down, the cast list for Company has finally been posted.

Cast List

Monday and Tuesday of this week were auditions. Everyone had to prepare 32 bars of music and a one minute monologue.

Wednesday the callbacks list was posted, and Thursday was callbacks.

And today, oh beautiful waited-for day, the cast list was posted.

Trying out for a show is a pretty thrilling experience, and I wonder if it looks silly to the outsider.

We were all definitely frantically finding 32 bars of music that adequately showed off our voices, and a monologue that showed we can act. Some people were even frantically memorizing their monologues an hour before auditions!

Then, there’s this shuffle of excitement to see the callback list. I always have this image in my head of the scene from Patch Adams where all the med students cram around the posted paper to see their grade.

For callbacks, auditioners are given a specific song to sing, depending on what part they’re being considered for. So everyone with a callback essentially has 30 hours or so to learn a Sondheim song. No easy feat, but it was pretty fun.

Then, it’s just a matter of waiting. Waiting, innocently walking past the board every half hour or so to see if the list is up. Or if you’re like me, you’re sitting in a class you can’t skip waiting for a text message.

When you receive two little words, you know your fate is officially sealed:

“It’s up.”

So the cast has officially been announced for the spring musical, and we’re about to embark on a semester-long journey of singing, acting and having an awesome time.

Come see the show! April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and a 2:30 matinee on April 7.

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