Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What The Madison Auditions Were Like - Listen To Your Mother Show

 I am blessed with knowing such wonderful people. Not lucky, but blessed.

This past Saturday, I auditioned for the Listen To Your Mother Show in Madison.

So many wonderful people stopped here the day before and voted on the perfect "confidence" reading outfit for me to wear that day.

The wonderful people I know have been sincerely asking how my audition went for the Listen To Your Mother Show in Madison.

I can only speak my side: for me, it was a dream come true and like I was living someone else's life. It was something I never would have done in my lifetime. But Ann Imig, the National Director and creator of the Listen To Your Mother Show, made this dream real. For me, just being able to pay homage to my grandmother, in the form of a public reading, was--and always will be--enough.

I had the unicorns and sparkly rainbows easy part.

Ann writes an illuminating account of what the the auditions were like, for her, as Director, and for Darcy, the stage manager. You'll want to read this POV in her post here.

For me, here's what I take away: 


Ann Imig (on the right)  and me



Darcy (on the left) and yours truly


Joy (on the left) and Kindness (to the right)
There are Listen To Your Mother Shows in Austin, L.A., Valparaiso, and Spokane.  I hope you take the chance that I did, and see what it's like to step into something you never dreamed for yourself.

You see the smile on my face, don't you?

Good luck to all who auditioned for the show in Madison!

59 comments:

  1. You chose your outfit well, my dear!

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  2. Congrats on rocking it baby. I know that you did because you are all sorts of wonderful. XO

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  3. I am so very proud of you. I wish there was a vlog so we could witness you in all your glory last weekend.

    Love all the photos---you three are like peas in a pod.

    And I am off to read Ann's blog now.

    LOVE & LUCK!

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  4. I love the outfit! You look adorable. I wish I could have been there for your audition. I bet you knocked it out of the park and moved people with your piece paying homage to tu abuelita! You are absolutely amazing and I know they will select you.You are just too good not to!XO
    Debi

    www.motherhoodthetruth.com

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  5. OMG...you look so cute!!! Knew you would rock whatever look you chose. I hoope you get the part or I'll go all apeshit on Ann for you!!, just kidding...she's too damn cute to beat up.

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  6. You look so happy to be there...and for that, I'm thrilled for you!!!! Waiting on pins and needles to hear your news.

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  7. Way to inconspicuously hide your hickies, Empress.

    NO ONE IS BUYING IT.

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  8. Your smiles show it all! What a great experience you had.
    (and I loved reading Ann's POV too)

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  9. Waiting for the good news that I am sure to come, you look radiant with happiness.

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  10. Thank you so much, Empress! Wonderful to meet you, and we were so honored to hear your reading.

    I won't tell everyone how you bribed us.

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  11. Your outfit is perfect, absolutely perfect.

    I'll be waiting in suspense for the news, the big news I know that is to come.

    Love and luck to you, my darling.

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  12. Way to rock it, Alexandra. How in hell did I miss Ann's post? Gotta go find it. Bye.

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  13. Love the scarf! So glad the audition was a positive experience. My fingers are crossed for you!

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  14. You are completely adorable. You really are.

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  15. Duuuuude. Is Ann grabbing your ass?

    Cause, I mean, I know I would.

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  16. I love all the pictures on that red wall!

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  17. You look great and I am proud of you! I am so happy to hear that it was such a positive experience. Keep us posted us your news :-)

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  18. Can't wait to hear the outcome.
    So inspired.
    Good for you for taking a leap.

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  19. We NEEED that show here in Brooklyn!!! How awesome!!!

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  20. Why do I have the lyrics from 'Annie' in my head right now?

    It's what you wear from ear to ear
    And not from head to toe
    That matters!

    Look at your smile...you are beaming! You look so happy and I'm beyond proud of you!!! Go EMPRESS!

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  21. That is SO cool!!! You look beautiful and so happy!

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  22. Congrats on your audition. Can't wait to hear how it turns out! I am SO going to audition when it's in LA.

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  23. nice...way to take that leap...looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun...so whats next?

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  24. You look great! Let us all know how all goes!

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  25. Love, love, love the scarf. Do we get to read the piece, or are you keeping us in suspense? I really hope you get chosen and then we'll all get to see the big reveal. That would be too cool.

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  26. LOVE the scarf! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful experience and the opportunity to pay tribute to your grandmother. Some people are so special that we just can't find enough ways to honor them. I can'y wait to hear how it all turns out!

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  27. I am so proud of you. I only wish I could have been in that audience!

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  28. looking GREAT, you!

    I am on the edge of my seat to know the results!!!

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  29. What a wonderful thing to be a part of; it's so great to see all the amazing accomplishments you've had in the past year. You should be SO VERY PROUD of yourself :) And you look stunning~I LOOOOOVE that scarf :)

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  30. That does sound just awesome. I would LOVE to be able to do something like that. I'm so glad you had such a great experience!

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  31. You look GREAT! The scarf was a nice touch.

    Can't wait to hear the results.

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  32. I bet you were Wonderful and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait to hear what happens and that Smile was the Perfect thing to wear!

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  33. Yup, wish I could have been in the audience to cheer you on. Can't wait to hear!
    And don't you love Moooooog?

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  34. First - you look adorable! That is such a good color!

    Second - were you simply jumping out of your skin??? I'm sooooooooooooo excited for you.

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  35. You so totally rocked that scarf.

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  36. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!

    And isn't Ann the sweetest thing ever???

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  37. Loved your post here, but loved what you said on Ann Imig's site even more. Congratulations to you for having the courage to find your audience.Your abuelita'd have been proud, yes?

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  38. You look wonderful. I can tell you felt wonderful, too.

    Funny story...I guess. Maybe not really.

    My mom and dad went to school in Valparaiso.

    Yup. That's the whole story.

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  39. Oh, seeing you and Ann in one picture, I wanted to just kiss my computer. Beautiful women.

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  40. I see the smile. I see it... you look amazing.

    I am going to check the links now...

    And Alexandra, thank you for the beautiful words you said for me... I feel blessed for so many reasons I cannot even name. Thank you again. :-)

    Congrats on a dream coming true.

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  41. Well the outfit post worked wonders... you look amazing! Of course you would regardless of the outfit but you look very 'Hollywood'.

    And for the record I would totally PVR your show and watch it every night when I get home for work. You know... like I do with that other girl. What's her name... Oprah something-or-other?!? ;)

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  42. I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful experience. I'm sure that you were fabulous!

    That scarf....is beautiful. I love it. Your smile is even better-pure joy!

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  44. How exciting Alexandra! You look beautiful and I wish you all the luck. Can't wait to hear more. XO

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  45. You are fabulous. Or as Billy Crystal would say, "You look mahvelous.`

    Love you

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  46. LOVE the scarf. Awesome pop of color for your outfit. Glad it was such a great experience for you.

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  47. What a cool thing to be doing! I am so impressed! You look goregous. I am going to have to agree with Guilty Squid. Ann is soooo grabbing your ass! ;-)

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  48. Hello, Alexandara:

    Happy to see this here. Good luck to you! I hope I hear about this show again.

    Susan

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  49. you look so gawjuzZZ! love the scarf - congrats!

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  50. You are rocking the scarf girlie, me I always feel very akward wearing one, like its too short, too blue, just too.

    Signed,

    Your cold necked friend.

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  51. Oh, aren't you so chic? And happy. So happy. Good luck!

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  52. You and Ann look lovely. I'm sure you were fab.

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  53. I'm so glad it was a rich fulfilling experience for you! Did you knock 'em dead???

    SmiLes
    LiBBy

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  54. So wonderful! And you look lovely! When do you find out??! I can hardly stand the wait!

    On another note...sorry I've been MIA...still trying to figure this work/kid/wife/maid/chef thing out ;)

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  55. You are positively glowing! Actually, you all are. What fun! Isn't performing - and working with such talented people - a blast? I'm envious!

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  56. Awww...thank you , to all of you.

    It was an awesome time, and just being there and having Ann and Darcy hear my words, was truly enough for me.

    It really way.

    Thanks for your sincere love!

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  57. Awesome! So glad you went, esp. since I've seen the result! :-) Congrats!!

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