Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A bit of a quandry

When I first saw the movie Grease, I was about three years old. Maybe older, but "You're the One that I Want" has been ingrained into my head for as long as I can remember. And it's been one of my top ten movies since those days.

For Christmas one year, my mom took me into DC to see Grease on stage. It was fabulous. A little different from the movie, but still fantastic. After we walked out of that show, I swore that if I ever had a chance to be involved, I would try out for a stage version of my favorite movie.

Then we went to see it again this past November. And it cemented my resolve to someday be my favorite character (believe it or not, Rizzo is my favorite)on stage. But, we live in an area where the culture doesn't so much exist.

So imagine my surprise when I saw that the community theater in a town just 30 miles from us will be putting on Grease this summer. Tryouts are in about three weeks. When I think about even getting the chance, I get little butterflies in my stomach. I mean, it's probably a frillion to one odds that I'd be cast as Rizzo--it is a college town with a pretty strong theater arts program--but even to just be a part of it is a dream come true.

But here's where the problem lies: The kids don't want me to do it because it would probably take up a lot of my time for rehearsals and such. I don't know that I have the time to dedicate to it. It's 60 miles round trip, and with gas getting to that dreaded $3 mark right now, one can only imagine what the price will be this summer. So I don't think CB will go for it either. I haven't even talked to him about it.

What do you think? Do I go for it anyway and point out to the kids that there's really not THAT much time taken up? Or do I wait for the chance somewhere else down the line? Word on the street is that the choir director here in Podunk has hopes of starting up a community theater, but who knows if Grease would ever be there?


jenn said...

I think you should go for it! I love grease and I love that song too.

I also love rizzo, she's so awesome!

the superstar said...

i would audition. nothing says you have to take a part if you decide you don't have the time. that way you can go and check it out, see if it would be a director you'd like working with, find out just how much time you'd have to give up, everything. also, depending on the theater, sometimes if you have a "smaller part" (just small actors, right?) you don't have to be at rehearsal as often as others do.

not take a chance like this (or at least check into it a little further)? THAT is the worst thing you could do! :)

Molly said...

Go for it! Tell the kids and hubby that it won't be forever, it is not like you will have to do this every day for six months, only a limited period of time and if they understand how much it means to you they will support you. And if they don't, tough!

Battlerocker said...

Ok, first, I have to say that I hate that movie. I may be the only one on the planet who does, but still.

That said, go for it. It won't take that much time, and anything you want that much shouldn't be passed up for low odds or logistics. Definitely, go for it. And you know I'm not saying that cause I like Grease so much...

Friglet said...

I say go for it! How often do chances like this come along? You don't have to do it if it turns out to be to big of a commitment.

Kait said...

That's a hard call. You should audition, just so you have options.

I'm not sure what I would chose. I guess if it was something that I really wanted to do, I would try my hardest to make it work.

[found you through Rockstar Mommy]

Psychobabble said...

Go for it.
If you get it, those aren't awful obstacles to overcome.
If you don't get it, no harm no foul, but at least you tried.