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Things have been relatively quiet on the forum lately, and I'm assuming everyone else is in the same boat we are at our house: swamped with schoolwork and fall theater productions, cranking out the applications, and gearing up for auditions. It just feels like a good time to check in for a little group moral support! My S is about halfway done with his applications--a few turned out to be extremely easy once the main Common App essay was done!--has finished his standardized tests (still waiting for ACT results), submitted scores, and has his main monologues nailed down but is still working on some alternative ones. He only needed one prescreen, and that's done and cleared, and has completed one audition (and had fun!), scheduled 6, and has 3 still to schedule once their apps are submitted. Whew! We've been able to see a couple of shows at schools on his list and will be going to at least one more in December--this is our favorite part of the process!
And on the home front, our school's fall play goes up this weekend--he assistant directed, so isn't performing; his fall grades will be posted after Thanksgiving; and once the long run of auditions has ended (December 1-Feb. 9), he'll have the winter musical at school and then...collapse! And wait.
We'll be thinking of everyone doing early decision auditions in the next few weeks (and feeling a bit of a pang of jealousy--how great to get this over with before Christmas!). We are learning a lot about the process and despite all the time I've spent reading and researching on CC and elsewhere, it's still a ton of work to keep track of all the details. Hope to hear how everyone's auditions are going--chime in, please! :)