Many years ago, I was a young theatrical talent that many thought would wind up in Hollywood. Alas, it didn't work out that way - but then, having seen what "Hollywood" is like, albeit from a distance, I'm thinking I'm probably better off anyway.
Over the years I have, from time to time, performed in community theater - just to keep my hand in, so to speak. I get the 'urge'. I have to perform.
Unfortunately, living in the far southwestern suburbs means there isn't a plethora of theatrical opportunity in the vicinity. I live in a theatrical wasteland. Or at least I thought I did (or do, whatev) until I did some checking and found there is a Theater Guild in Joliet - the city next door.
Their next play is to be "The Lion In Winter". Auditions haven't been announced yet, but they will be sometime in the early Fall. I am thinking of auditioning. I would like to play "Henry VIII", the role portrayed by Peter O'Toole in the original movie, and Patrick Stewart in the remake. Ambitious? Perhaps. Fun? Absolutely. Do I think I could do it? ... a nervous 'Yes'. It's been a while since I've been onstage.
But I have never NOT been cast in a part I've auditioned for.
And that's what makes me nervous.