So last Saturday evening was spent waiting in a room at the Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre while Alex auditioned for a role in their upcoming production “The Orphan Train”. We spent three hours there altogether, and Alex had to sing sixteen bars of a song (he chose “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and sang the chorus), then he had to get together with a group of 19 other kids and “do some movement”, which basically meant they were shown some dance steps and then had to dance. We could hear the music out where we were sitting; I was afraid the old wartime tune “Over There” would be echoing through my head for days after that! Then finally, he was called in to read a part.
He felt good about it when we left, and the two of us had a nice dinner at Umi, which is a really nice Japanese restaurant in Hendersonville. He got a ‘call-back’ on Sunday, and went back last night to do more reading. They had him read from every male role!
And today, we finally got the news: Alex was offered the role of “Harvey”, one of the orphan kids. He’s excited, and so am I. The Flat Rock Playhouse is rated one of the best community theatres in the nation, and their “YouTheatre” is top-notch! The play will hit the stage November 14th – 23rd. I’ve seen a lot of their performances in the past, so I know this will be excellent! I am so happy for Alex. 🙂