I had my callback for Ripper yesterday. I thought I did a good job looking the part (they wanted me to be tall and have a long neck), and I felt great about the scene and the accent.
When I got there I went in first, and for some reason, I took that as a good sign. I had fun doing the scene and singing just a small portion of my song.
5 hours later they called and offered me the part of Long Liz, the lanky prostitute. I accepted and reminded them of the conflicts I had mentioned before. In a follow-up email I gave them the specifics of my conflicts and they replied with: That's not going to work after all.
I tried to change my flight back from LA so that I could work around it, but even the change didn't bring me back to town fast enough.
I could cancel the trip, but I promised my daughter a trip to California for her 5th birthday, and I don't want to cut it short. It means too much to both of us.
So, it was fun being Long Liz for 10 minutes. I think I played the part very well. And most importantly, it was just nice to be offered a job in musical theatre again...it's been a while.