Monday, May 18, 2009

Nunsense

No, I didn't just misspell "nonsense"...I'm in the musical Nunsense!!!

My fantastic friend Leah Jacobs mentioned I should go audition with her, and methinks, "I haven't been in a show for five years and I sure do miss it...and it would be nice to have something outside of work besides Ultimate Frisbee and the gym that I am passionate about...ok...let's do this!"

Callbacks were Saturday, for two shows actually because auditions were for both at the same time - Grease and Nunsense. I felt pretty cool to make both callbacks, however, I walked into Grease and immediately felt geriatric and out-of-place. I was by far the oldest one there and I couldn't figure out why they called me back. Alas, I read my part, did my thing, felt good about it, but knew I stuck out like a sore thumb!
The best, most awkward part was when I read the part of Sandy with this guy who was reading for Danny. You gotta get a little..hmm...friendly. After the reading, he whispered in my ear, "You are so cute..." Awkward thought scrolling through my brain, "You are so ten years younger than me!" Poor guy, he just didn't know, he just didn't know...

I wanted to do Nunsense most because it is the epitome of hilariousness and most people are unfamiliar with it - guaranteeing more uniqueness and uncontrived laughs. I definitely fit in better with this group of folks and the quick-witted humor of the show. However, there are only five people in the entire show and one of them was already cast.

Imagine my joy when I received a call from the director yesterday asking me, Larissa Villers, to play the part of Sister Mary Leo! And my friend Leah is Sister Robert Anne!
Character description: A former professional dancer, always eager to display her talent. Young, impressionable, fresh, wide-eyed and easily led astray. Determined to become the world's first ballerina nun.

You know you wanna see some tap-dancing nuns! If nothing else, the thought of me dancing around in a habit should get you there:-) I am soooooooo excited!

You can see a clip of the song I will do here. Performances will be at Murray Park Amphitheater and are July 27-August 8.

9 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to come. Keep us posted with details.

jeff said...

That's awesome! If I'm in Utah then I'll definitely come.

Dee said...

Gratz! That's awesome! Will rehearsals be brutal (nights/weekends)? Still, sounds like tons of fun. (Jae, btw)

Mike & Audra said...

Riss, that's great news! I'm sure it will be a not-to-be-missed show. Wish I was in Utah to come support you. Have fun!

Erika said...

How exciting! Where will you perform? I can't wait to see it.

Krissy said...

That's awesome!! I wish I was around to come see!

bec said...

I want to come!

Beth Benson said...

if for some crazy reason i had a reason OTHER than just your show to be in utah...oh i'd be there....if only just to see you in a habit ;) GOOD LUCK! thats awesome

Nathan and Rebecca Scott said...

That sounds like so much fun. We're definitely coming to see it!