Aoife McGuire
Hoping for the best
Tue Dec 10, 2013 13:11
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Aoife had never auditioned for the school musical before. However, she liked to think there was a first time for everything. Prior to RMI the Cetus had never done many things, the HEI and her involvement in the potions club had all been brand new experiences, and this year she wanted to become more involved in the school. She would be lying to say her defeat against Logan for the SGA representative wasn't disappointing. Although he was perhaps the best person to speak for their year group. Logan was always full of wonderful ideas and since he was such a lovely individual she couldn’t wish him ill. The moment she had finished her campaign for the SGA the fifth year had turned her attention to the musical. Some of her best friends had been involved with the theatre group since first year and Aoife had always felt a little left out.

In the past her nerves had stopped her from even thinking about trying out. It was important to note, though that Aoife was not as shy as she had once been. Her confidence was growing constantly and when she had finally settled on a song, Aoife had attempted to practice each day in the hopes that her careful preparation would make up for her inexperience.

Name: Aoife McGuire
Year: 5th
Height: 5’5
Voice part (if known): Soprano
Desired role(s): Any would be lovely, perhaps Rapunzel, Cinderella’s mother, Cinderella, Jack’s mother?
Previous experience: Innkeeper & Camel in the Nativity, was in school choir, took part in RMI talent show (played tin whistle).


As Aoife filled out the form she felt dejected. She didn’t know what sort of role would be open to her, if any at all, when compared with Olivia and Strawberry she had no real experience. It was her own fault really, and so there was no point whining about it. Instead the Irish girl chose to be optimistic rather than realistic as she filled out her desired roles.

Anxiously, she waited her turn and tried to steady her shaking hands. When the time finally came it was difficult to forget the small audience waiting to scrutinise her. Aoife choose to find a spot just above their heads to stare at as she introduced herself. “Ahem, hey everyone,” automatically she found herself waving awkwardly down at them, “I’m Aoife..Aoife McGuire that is. And I’ll be singing ‘‘Feed the birds’’ from Mary Poppins.”

Once the first line or so was out she found herself getting into the swing of things and almost forgot that there was anyone else in the room with her at all. Later, she would worry that her voice did not sound polished enough or that it might have shook a little at the start. Overall, however the fifth year was pleased with how things had went and was already looking forward to the show.








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