I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood.

Have I ever mentioned how glad I am for the invention of the GPS? Because I am seriously glad. I would never be able to get anywhere without it, since I am Miss No-Sense-of-Direction.

Yesterday I had another meeting at a casting agency, and here are my notes from when I was sitting in the waiting room:

I don’t know if this is reassuring or not, but:
a) there aren’t 100 other people here (just one other guy!)
b) this place is nowhere near as flashy/glam as JRP
c) there are a lot of pictures of a dude in a cowboy hat on the walls.

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and don’t tell me what to do, don’t tell me what to say.

Normally I would have had a singing lesson yesterday, but I begged off in the interests of sleeping in and going in to work later, since I’d been up too late the night before. Since I went back home and went immediately to bed after work and slept through the night, as well, that was probably for the best.

I did hear from my Shiny New Voice Teacher this week and will be starting with her next Wednesday. I am really, really excited – perhaps more excited than I ought to be, as it’s not though my issues will disappear immediately upon starting with a new teacher. Although that would be nice. Paging Svengali.

(On that note, maybe I ought to go by Trilby as a nickname. :D?)

Well, in any case, my next move is my first singing lesson with my new voice teacher next Wednesday. After that, I do have an appointment with another casting agency (?). And I need to look for something to audition for Grease with; I’m thinking about using an actual pop song from the 50s/60s for that purpose. Right now I’m thinking either “You Don’t Own Me” or

maybe I’m on nobody’s side!

Saturday I ventured into Boston to interview with John Robert Powers, which presents itself as an agency and a school.

It is, as I suspected, a bit of a scam. A very expensive scam. Of course, they adored me, and wanted to book an appointment to get me all signed up right away, which at the time I thought was very exciting and flattering (advanced classes, they said! beautiful coloring, they told me!). Once I did a little bit of research I called them back to cancel (since my appointment was supposed to be today).

I am getting better at being savvy and doing my research. A couple of years ago I would have given them my money because they told me I was pretty. A legitimate agency, as far as I can tell, will not hold classes and expect you to pay for them to work with the agency.

Acquiring a set of jade-colored glasses does have its benefits, I suppose. My next adventure is looking into a possible switch of voice instruction and finding a legitimate agent or agency to take me on.

I also heard from K, who directed Into the Woods, and she wants me to come out to audition for Grease, which might be fun! I’m flattered that she thought of me. :D

Oh. And the piano-bar-act that PC and I were thinking about doing probably is not going to happen, for various personal reasons. I wish I could say I’m surprised, but.