Darling is going pretty well! It snowed a little today, but only from the view of the top floors; once you get to street level it becomes a light sleety rain. I think a bunch of us from the show are going to see Songs for a New World somewhere uptown tonight; either way, I've got to clean and read books and print more music. So, that's pretty fun.
So here's the thing that's frustrating me: my chances of getting in Bare, it seems to me, are growing bleak, simply because Bare is set in a high school, not a middle school. And I. Look. Twelve. Years. Old. Especially next to all of the other students, who have a mature look and can all definitely play older.
In Darling, we were sectioning off who got to be what stripper (they have different names) and immediately Amy said "well, I know Kate's going to be Baby Irene" (whose line is "I'm just a young little thing!" in a Shirley Temple voice, while the other strippers wax about their marriages or S&M fetishes). That was the only stripper she assigned, the first one. And in the first number, the girl playing Ursula is a senior who looks old but Ursula is supposed to be sixteen. And everyone else is a party guest around her parents' age. Amy instructed us, "Okay, so you're all playing twenties, thirties, probably forties too... so you'll all be playing very old and dignified, especially because we have to contrast this and make Ursula really seem 16." Until she looked at me. "Well, except you... you can be a younger party guest... I guess." And everyone sort of laughed, myself included.
On the inside I cursed and prayed that one day when we're all middle aged I can be raking in the big money finaly playing teenagers in musicals.