Six months ago, I went with Kaitie to audition for two plays. She and I sat nervously watching people deliver monologues and sing without accompaniment. I don't think she knew how nervous I was. After all, I didn't have to do anything. As for her, she also appeared very calm on the exterior. I just know her.
At the first audition, when it was her turn, she went through her short, cute monologue pretty quickly. The directors looked pleasant enough during it, but I couldn't judge any reaction. Then, she sang. Both directors started scribbling notes down, while hardly taking their eyes off of her. She prepared a song that sounded amazing. For her singing, I would say she got the best reaction of the evening. Remember, I watched the whole thing. Kaitie had a similar experience in the second audition. She ended up singing a solo in the play connected with the second audition. That was in May.
The first play was "Once Upon a Mattress," which was put on out at the college. Kaitie did not play a main part, but was in the chorus as a lady in waiting.....Lady Lucille. I didn't even know that was her name until I read the program.
I was proud of Kaitie as I watched the play these last two weekends. She delivered her lines well. I expected that she would. I could hear her specifically, and know that she can stay on the music even on stage. I knew she could do that. Watching her dance was a highlight for me. I told her that was the best of all, because it is well outside her comfort zone. It is impressive to me that she had the courage to do what does not come naturally to her. She did a great job.
Here is Kaitie joined on both sides by the other lovely ladies in waiting....