Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Want to be the Next Elle Woods!!

OK, not really.

But all my secret Broadway/musical knowledge geekiness has been brought to the forefront by this show:

Shut up.  Stop laughing.  I'm baring a part of my soul here people!

MTV is doing a reality show to replace the current lead in Legally Blond the musical, and it has me hook, line and sinker.  

When I was little I was quite good at singing and did lots of theater in church and the community and even got contracted to do some Christian kids musical recordings.  Then junior high came along and the pond was a lot bigger, and I got a whole slew of insecurities about how my voice matched up to others and what a scrawny bean-pole I was - I didn't want to be the center of attention.  Then high school came and I didn't have the cojones to enter into that super clicky world... so my little musical ambitions drifted away, although I am still an avid lover of all things Broadway.  A highlight of my life was when on family vacation in New York in '03 I won front row tickets to Wicked, and got to have Kristin Chenoweth sing right in front of me.  She was so close I could have reached out and touched her sparkly-blue Glinda skirt.  

I love seeing the auditioning process and imaging myself there; although, Elle is not a role I would ever get.  She's just not me.  I think that if I could cast myself in a show, I would be Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie.  She's got moxie.  And I can bring that too.  I'm rooting for Lauren (the young one).


Candace said...

Okay, I gotta be honest - I didn't know which was more ridiculous: that they were making Legally Blonde a musical, or that they were making a reality show about making Legally Blonde a musical. But I am a sucker for all things music and reality tv so it gets my stamp of approval. And can you please post some of your Christian music recordings?? I promise I will not laugh :)