Monday, May 10, 2010

Not Fat Enough

Today is Mother's Day, but thats not what I am going to blog about, I have been there and done that and nothing has changed I still love my mum, but this year a blog is not my method of appreciation expression... but happy mothers day anyway Mum! 

No, today I want to blog about those moments in your life when things aren't quite the way you expected.  Today I took a step outside my comfort zone... well out side it.  Most of you would probably know just how much I love musicals, and some of you may know how much I have always wanted to be in one.  Well a little while ago while I was surfing the net, as you do and I came across and article about the musical Hairspray, which is due to open in Melbourne in October later this year.  The article talked about the fact that they would be holding open auditions for a few of the parts in particular the role of Tracy Trunblad and that those who may be interested should check out the website for more details.  Being more than interested I went to the website and had a look at the casting brief and this is what it said:

Tracy Turnblad
5'3"or shorter, 17yrs – 25yrs old.  Must be heavyset.  Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality.  Loves to sing and dance.

Which is pretty much me... in everyway.  So as this offer, no matter how far fetched it seemed, was too good to refuse, I decided that I would bite the bullet and give it a go. 

So that's what I have been doing today, lineing up and wait with a least 100 other tracey hopefulls to see if maybe, just maybe we could be the next Tracy.  So with my trusty sidekick Davo, we headed into Brunswick with a chance to shine.  I got through the first round, in that they wanted to hear me sing... but that was the where my Tracy dreams ended.  I did get to sing, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped and with all these other amazing girls waiting, there is no time for a second shot.  I did get to sing in front of Jason Colemen through. 

I guess the day wasn't all bad, because while I was there I did get a bit of a confidence booster.  As there were a number of times through out the day when I thought to my self that perhaps I was not fat enough to be Tracy.  I don't think I have ever thought I wasn't fat enough in my whole life, and I am probably unlikely to again... but none the less, it made me feel a little better about the whole thing!  Oh and just coz I am not the next Tracy... I am still going to go and see the show... Oh and now I can focus on the gym and my wedding dress.


  1. You really did look out of place (In a healthy way). At least you can marry me now and not in3 years when it all finishes up.

  2. I think David should have gone for Link in the Hairspray musical. That would have been awesome.