The Anonymous Actor #03

BWALPHAA Completely Synchronized Vocal and Dance Warm-Up

The Anonymous Actor #03

The Anonymous Actor

UnknownNew York I love you but you’re bringing me down. I seemed to be singing that tune to myself a lot this week. What is about this city that can bring a performer down to his or her knees, begging for good news, and hoping that all the hard work: the countless auditions, learning new songs and monologues in less than a week for specific seasons or shows that you desire more than a cup of hot chocolate and a heated blanket on a chilly day? Sometimes the muck of the city catches me in its web and I feel like I won’t see the light of day for a while. Sometimes New York City can be downright depressing. I did not get an apartment that I was hoping for and now I am stuck in the muck of an apartment with three terrible roommates and living an hour away from Manhattan. I did not get a Christmas show that I was called back for that would have put the savings back in savings account. I was stuck in the muckUnknown-1 of doubt about my singing abilities for the upcoming audition for Waitress, that I told you about last week – therefore I did not take the risk. I think I have discovered that sometimes I have to sit in the muck for a while in order to rise again cleansed, renewed and ready for the next set of challenges. I will never give up. But sometimes the road to happiness in the career I love is paved with more losses than wins, more risks than success, more downs than ups. New York I love you but you’re bringing me down.


The Anonymous Actor #02

BWALPHAA completely synchronized vocal and dance warm-up in under 30 minutes

The Anonymous Actor #02

The Anonymous Actor

Les-MiserablesHey New Yorkers! Anonymous Actor is back with a platter full of this week’s entrees and hors d’oeuvres in the concrete jungle where dreams are made! This week was full of chorus calls including one for Les Miserables! The men’s call and the women’s call were packed with non-equity and equity singers hoping to make their splash on the Broadway scene! I certainly hope it went well for everyone! Chorus calls can be intense! Not only is the holding room brimming with unbridled amounts of testosterone or estrogen but nerves are active and the sun is just starting to peek over the horizon, which means our vocal chords are not awake yet and they still want us belting out sustained high E flats! So, I chose to sustain a legit music theatre piece instead. In some ways it was a big-time cop-out. imagesI was afraid of my voice cracking in front of a major casting director and a major music director. I was afraid that one false note would mean the end of my singing career in NYC which has only just begun – I have not even lived here for 6 months yet. But as my voice teacher, Kim Stern says, I have to take risks! And that alone is terrifying. I have an audition coming up this week that would be a huge risk, at least in my head as a singer new to this belting sound. Should I take it?


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