Last night was a great night, it was tryouts for GCT's summer production of Bye, Bye Birdie. The tryouts themselves were pretty intense, a lot of talented people vying for just a few parts. What made the night fun, was having the whole crew of guys from last year's The Music Man all back together again. It was as if we just picked up where we left off last summer; still having that sense of community that comes from all the time and effort we put into last summer's show. We were even able to talk a few guys into auditioning who weren't originally planning on doing so because it wouldn't have been the same without them.
And I gave all the guys something else to rally around. While reading a part, I got a little to carried away and made a finger gesture that, in my mind, meant one thing but the guys watching me took another way and the joke was on. By the end of the night, the entire audience was making that gesture, even the director. At one point, I laughed so hard I almost cried.
It's going to be a great six weeks.