Argh!!!!! I need help making a decision.
I just found out that Golden Stone Productions is doing "Hairspray" this July. The only role I could see myself playing is Velma von Tussle, the mother of the bitchy teen. Auditions April 19th.
The Rhinebeck Theater is doing "Jekyll and Hyde". In that show I would try for one of the lead female roles, Lucy Harris, the main attraction at the Red Rat-a singing prostitute who is friends with Jekyll and loves Hyde. Auditions April 13th.
Hairspray-Negs. Not in love with the role (yet). Feel as if I am typecast into Mother zone. Pos. Working with people I love. Fun Show. Practices and performances close to home.
Jekyll and Hide- Negs. 45min from home, Not working with GSP. Pos. Playing a romantic role instead of a Mom, a director with whom I am dying to work, Expanding my Theater cred., My first dramatic role as opposed to comedy. More Operatic musically.
***My husband thinks that I should audition for both. If I do that, it is likely that I will find out about the J&H role before I audition for Hairspray. I think I will go into the auditions for J&H and list only the role of Lucy. If I don't get that, I will go for Velma.
I was hoping for an easy decision. GSP was supposed to be doing Chicago damnit!