I found out a few weeks ago that my church is putting on a production of A Charlie Brown Christmas this December. I was so excited!! Several years ago, Troy University put it on, and ever since I dreamed of playing Lucy.
The girl who played her at Troy did such a good job! And for some reason I've always loved playing loud, bossy people... maybe because that's sort of the opposite of my demeanor. ; )
Matt was the one who told me that there was a sign-up sheet if you wanted to audition. I work in the nursery at church, so I never know what's going on... He had already signed up, so I asked him to go back up and put my name on the list too. Well, apparently he forgot to, because parts were assigned, and I wasn't on the list. : ( It turned out that they still needed a few people though, so I got the part of Violet, who had three lines. Not the best, but I was just happy to be involved. The last play I was in was during my senior year of high school!
Oh, Matt got the role of Charlie Brown, by the way... He's a little worried about all the lines he has to memorize. I'm sure he'll be great though! : )
Anyway, the time came for our first rehearsal, and I was super excited! But I was a little confused when I arrived... There were both adults and children there. But if you're familiar with Peanuts, you'll know that all the characters are around the same age... all children. I'm not sure if there just weren't enough people to sign up, or if they didn't think it'd be a big deal, but the cast consists of everyone from a 6-year-old Linus to a 40-something Pigpen. I'm a little worried about how that'll turn out, but again... I was just excited to be in a play.
I'm even more excited now since I got some great news last weekend. The lady who was playing Lucy had to drop out, and they offered the part to me!!! : D Yay! I hate that she had to drop out, of course, but I can't lie that I wasn't a little pleased. Last Monday was my first rehearsal as Lucy, and I had so much fun yelling at everyone! Ha, ha...
I ordered Matt a Charlie Brown t-shirt to wear, so now I just have to find me a cute little dress and some Oxfords. : ) Did I mention how excited I am!? I hope I do a good job... I am a little rusty after all. I'm sure it'll be fun though! Plus I'll get to cross off another of my 101 in 1001 goals! I really need to get busy with those...
Well, I hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be busy watching football and practicing my lines! ; )