Then at the last one, I let rip with a few numbers from Annie - honest I did! You didn't hear? Must have had the volume down.......
Cyberkitten asked if anyone in blogland knows I really can sing..... guys - I really can sing!
Anyway, back to the Audition. I had tried out for the local amdram (amateur dramatics) company as my best pal Joe was involved and it seemed like fun. Joe moved away and sadly passed on, but I stayed in the company.
Then, after all the revue shows, they decided to put on a full fledged pantomime. Not wanting to be centre stage, I auditioned for the chorus.
A couple of hours and a few song sheets later, we broke for tea and biccies (well, it IS England!) and I wandered off to the loo.
Finding myself alone in the lavatory, I started running a few scales and arpeggios, and practised a few songs. Chorus I might be, but I was gonna be good - for Joe! Tiled lavatories made the BEST acoustics.
I tripped back to the auditions and warbled my little heart out.
Next day came the casting call.
Director: 'Hi, we have some news'
D: 'You're going to be principal girl'
M: 'No, I auditioned for the chorus'
D: 'yep, we know but you're going to be principal girl. You're going to be the Princess'.
M: [blubbers incoherently] 'but I didn't audition!'
D: 'We know, but during tea break last night I was walking past the ladies toilet and I heard you singing!'
M: 'but - on stage - solos - and everything.......?'
D: 'Just pretend you're in the toilet!'
And that is the cute story of how I auditioned for the chorus and became the Princess. I got to wear gowns of gold and silver, I sang on stage, I was mobbed by Brownies and I earned myself a little self-respect. Before every show I prayed a little thank you to Joe, and I'm sure he was watching me.
After that show I retired from the public gaze, preferring my anonymity....
Watch this space for today's Person - when blogger photo decides to work!
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