Okay, this post is a bit too late because the announcement already came last week, but Atlantis Productions (the company that produced the Manila run of The Little Mermaid) is holding another audition on Saturday, this time for season 2012’s Aladdin! Oh my! When I saw their announcement, I really couldn’t contain my excitement! Remember my blog entry where I said that I got sick the day before the auditions? Well, this time, I’m really well and I’m so excited to experience it! Besides, I already fit the age requirement! Apparently, Atlantis was originally planning to stage Shrek this year but moved it to 2013 because it was chosen to stage Aladdin for this season. So awesome, right? Now I wonder how they’re going to do all those carpet rides and magic stuff!
Anyway, back to the audition. So I was already searching for a good song and it’s nice that an acquaintance of mine would also go to the auditions, I would have someone to talk to while waiting and stuff. But then my parents didn’t allow me now that I am well. I don’t know why this is always happening to me. I’m so disappointed. I really, really want to experience these things and just hone my skills along the way but I guess that will never happen. My parents introduced me to theater and “encouraged” me to do my best in it but when I fell in love with it, it seemed like they’re taking my art away from me. It’s always like this. This happened too when I was still singing in the university chorale. They were so bent on taking that away from me, I don’t know why. But I quit the group to please them. I don’t even sing as much anymore. I don’t think I will again. It’s really a big deal for me because I grew up doing these things, but now it seems like I can’t do the things I love anymore. Oh well, why am I even hoping that I can still change their minds and let me perform? I’m bound to be a corporate kid, and while I have no problem with that, I wish I can pursue my first love as well.