^Yup, as long as you don't go low too long term, "calorie cycling" can be helpful. I eat more calories on the weekends.
*No news yet on audition results. Mike read for Augustus Gloop and Phineous Trout (reporter). He had some stiff competition in the form of a kid who has been doing theatre since age seven. I had warned Mike that he might show.
I sang/read for Mrs Bucket and Mrs. Gloop.
Billy's GF had lots of competition too. More girls aged 10-16 tried out than any other group. She told them she is willing to take any role. She has played violet before.