In my audition piece for DC, I made fun of Mormon blog culture so I see Fate smirking down at me as it is now my charge to write the first accredited post for DC’S new blog. But anyways, On October 10th, in theatres you can Meet the Mormons, but on that very same day, you can come to Divine Comedy’s opener and meet me!!! (Seriously I better see you there). My name is Becca but lots of people call me Bex. My family sometimes calls me Beekstar and one girl I met on a cruise was completely convinced my name was Jessica. This is my first semester at BYU and I’m so totally loving it! When I grow up I want to be an aristocrat that can sit around eating petit fours and chatting all day, but my major is Business (its good to have backup plans). Provo, Utah is definitely different from Cincinnati, Ohio and although I miss the trees and mixed theology, I’m doing my best to drown my sorrows in In-and-Out milkshakes. Did anyone else have trouble adjusting? Sometimes I forget I’m in Utah and get really excited when I see someone wearing a CTR ring before realizing I am no longer the 2% (#OccupyOhio). You can read more about me in my cast bio and ask any questions below in the comments! (PLEASE COMMENT…)
Speaking of teeth, I thought I’d open up our blogging era with an embarrassing story!!! Yay! Who doesn’t like laughing at others expenses? (Just keedin, but I hope you like my story anyways.) When I was about 8, I had braces on just my four front teeth, a really attractive look for an already awkward pre-tween. As it was the hip thing to do, I got colored bands around the braces, a particular time picking green and purple. This would’ve gone by without too much notice, but it was under this color scheme, I lost my front tooth. Left with a lone front tooth and stripped of my pride, I was so embarrassed and ashamed of my teeth! (Vanity is powerful, guys.) I looked like and idiot. I have two older sisters who quite enjoyed my new look. They started calling me “Barna-fang,” after the purple dinosaur’s inspired colors, and my single toothed status. They would chant it around the house so often, finding ways to weave it into conversations in the church lobby, or shouting it across parking lots. It upset me so much my mother eventually banned it from the family’s vocabulary. Despite its censored status, Barna-Fang would reappear from time to time, much to my chagrin. I’ve done my best to destroy any photographic evidence, but if anyone can track down my sisters, they might have some stashed away. Do you guys have lovable siblings who loveably tease you? Also tell us what you want to hear from your DC cast! I love you if you took the time to read my silly writing! And I love you if you didn’t, cuz that’s the type of girl I am. See you guys October 10th!
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As many may know, we had our auditions this last weekend. Auditions are always fun and it's great to see so many people muster up the courage to stand in front of a live audience and the current cast to do their best to be funny. We had 105 auditioners come out and we selected 24 to callbacks. This is never an easy task because there are so many talented people that audition, but alas, we must make a choice and we do. Callbacks are always super fun, but one of the greatest things about callbacks are the friendships that are made between the auditioners. They get the opportunity to work with one another and even though they're competing for the same thing, they can't help but enjoy each other's presence. After all, it's not every day that you're in a room full of hilarious people.
After a long day of callbacks and after performing a live show, it came time to choose our newest Divine Comedians. This is no easy process. After many hours of deliberation and deep thought, someone suggested that we take 6. Now if you don't know, Divine Comedy has always had a cast of 10, very rarely does it go over and if it does, it's because some of the cast is graduating that following semester. However, we were only planning on taking 4. After more deliberation and people going back and forth not knowing what to do or who to choose, we all humbly knelt down on our knees in a circle and prayed to our Heavenly Father. In the prayer, we offered up a number, 5. After the amen, the room filled with the most powerful and heavenly feeling. Our hearts became full of the spirit and cascades of tears began to flow down some of our faces. Six. Everyone felt it and everyone knew it. There was indeed a spiritual confirmation about who should be in Divine Comedy. It was not us who chose the new Divine Comedians that night, it was God. There is no doubt about it; the Lord had His hand in that great decision that was made that night. And knowing that it was Him that chose these new members and not us, means that He has an even greater plan for Divine Comedy and He has an even greater plan for all of us.
Now, without further ado, we would like to present to you the newest Divine Comedians!
Get ready for an amazing year! You can see the new Divine Comedians at our next show on October 10th & 11th!