I'm 37 and have two young boys, 2 and 7 months. Our community theatre is doing Sound of Music and the adult auditions are Tues and Wed (yes, tomorrow and Wed).
I had decided NOT to audition, because it would be hard to be away from my family for rehearsals, and it would be hard on my husband to take care of the kids.
Now, on the eve of auditions -- I really kind of want to!
I'm not prepared, but think I may go and give it a shot for one of the nuns or Mother Abbess. I think i'm a little too old and have too much post-baby weight for Maria, and Maria would be a lot of work. I have an above average voice and a decent range.
I think I'll go.... I'm not sure if I should just put that I want a certain role or nothing..... and I'm not sure if I should make the commitment. I could hire a babysitter to help my husband out a little with the kids, but the kids would also miss me while I'm gone.
But, it wouldn't hurt to audition, right?
Since I am not prepared, I am thinking of breaking all the rules and singing something from the show, a capella -- How do you solve a problem like Maria, or something I know -- ack.