Chess the Musical

Y’all, I got some super exciting news on Sunday. You may recall that I had an audition last week. I went out for Florence, the lead female role in Chess the Musical, and I FREAKING GOT THE PART!

This part is super meaty. Lots of excellent songs and some really serious shit happens to the character. It’s also a part that has been sung by my idol, Idina Menzel, of Frozen fame. I’ve been a fan of hers since long before Frozen came out, and to get to sing some of the same songs as her is a total dream come true.

This definitely isn’t the big leagues–this is a small show in a small theater in a small town. But it feels SO COOL! I feel like a rock star. I’ve never actually had a leading part in a community show in Vermont before, and I’m SO EXCITED to get to show people what I can do.

Here’s a little taste of the kick butt stuff I’ll be up to this summer 😀

Another reason I’m so excited is because this is just one more reason to stay healthy and keep up with my running and cross-training. This type of rock and roll singing is incredibly athletic. Yes, you read that right, singing can be athletic. I’ll need to stay super hydrated all the time, and have a strong core to support scream singing my face off. IT’S GONNA BE AWESOME!

Have you ever been in a play or musical? Would you?

27 thoughts on “Chess the Musical

  1. txa1265 says:

    Awesome! Congrats Rachel!

    Funny, though – yesterday on Facebook I was reading an update from a friend of mine who had auditioned for a role in Chess, the role of Anatoly the Russian … and he got it!

    So tell Erik I said ‘hi’ 🙂

  2. dgobs says:

    DUDE!!!!! Congratulations!!! This is awesome! 😀 I was in the chorus for “Leader of the Pack” in 8th grade, and I was in a tiny one-act performance of “Our Town” during college, but I’m not very good with the acting and I can’t carry a tune to save my life. So I think my stage days are over… I’ll leave it to the talented peeps like you! 😉

  3. Nicole @ pink elephant on parade says:

    You’re going to blow Menzel out of the water, no one will even remember her when you’re done, Rae!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Thanks, lady! I’m excited and nervous and all of those emotions! Thankfully rehearsals don’t start until after Legally Blonde is over so I have time to compose myself, haha!

  4. charissarunning says:

    Congratulations! That’s amazing! A show is a show and being the lead is something to be so proud of no matter what 🙂 I’m sure you will be amazing! I’ve always had stage fright and done better as part of the orchestra/band section that no one watches lol

  5. DarlinRae says:

    Thank you! And being in the orchestra/band is still really awesome. I couldn’t do anything on stage without the musicians. I’ve always been envious of people who can play an instrument.

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