Thankfully, after a shady deal in a parking lot of some rural bar and grill, i secured the soundtrack and that's all i listened to until last night.
I was afraid of a few things. I wanted the part, but i also wanted this to be a GREAT musical for the troupe. I didn't want to come off as amatuerish. So i had to really soul search on it. Then after an outpouring of support from friends and family and people willing to help me and coach me on their own time i decided to try it.
i tried out last night. I sang a few songs from the soundtrack that i'm comfortable with.
They offered me the part of "Shrek" the ogre. I've never been more excited!