Thursday, June 25, 2009

The final chapter.

10 Marias: 1 Year Later aired last night. I watched it anxiously, happy about some of the clips they showed, unhappy about others. Wishing they had done my hair and makeup for me (that is, after all, the best part about being on television).

Competing on How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? was a great challenge for me. It has undoubtedly made me a better auditioner and, against all odds, has given me a lot of confidence as a performer.

But I'm happy to have moved on. The whole theatre and television auditioning process seems far more civilized to me now, merely because there aren't five cameras on me while I'm doing it. Rejection is private and par for the course, not tragic and public. And best of all, no casting director has ever asked me to sing anything by Chaka Khan. (Insert smiley-face emoticon to denote tongue-in-cheek tone)

Thank you, CBC and Mirvish and Temple Street and, of course, Andrew Lloyd Webber. We had some good times. And now I bid you adieu.


jennyhead said...

i thought you were awesome in the documentary, and thrilled you got lots of air time. you came across as composed and funny. which you are, oddly enough. i liked the part where you waved your hands around and said 'super fair reality show'. so did my mom.

also, i'm surprised at how candid and honest the documentary was overall. refreshing.

Alison Jutzi said...

Thank you, Jennifer. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd heard you say "super fair reality show"! My parents did though. They also said you were so graceful and composed and gracious. Can it help to know you should be proud of how you've handled every part of this whole super fair reality show from start to finish? If not, it helps to know it's finally over. Aren't you glad Eden didn't get named Maria? xoxo

Hannah Patricia said...

my parents were up this weekend and we were talking about it too, mum and dad both thought you came across really well (as did i but i think i've emailed you already about it!). anyway, we all think you're fantastic and that you did an excellent job. and yes, you have moved on, to better things with lots of lessons in your pocket from the experience. yay for you!