A dear friend asked our family to come and audition for Godspell (she was the Musical Director), I auditioned SO BADLY because of nerves - I had few lines and no singing parts. As we worked our way through the rehearsal schedule - the Director gave me more and more to do. Then the unthinkable happened... someone had to drop out and she handed me a solo... sing? in public? and I am supposed to remember what to do? Seriously terrified - doesn't even cover the way I was feeling.
This is where I remembered how REALLY lucky I am! I have these amazingly supportive friends. A friend (who wasn't even in the show) took time out of his schedule to play the song over and over with me, another friend came to sing her part/choral parts while I sang - so I could get a feel for how it would work, and his wife (also a good friend) was my cheerleader.
Will I do it again? I am not so sure about that (but, I know never to say never). The one thing this fear of being on-stage has given me is the amazing chance to direct. I love being the Director - not only because people have to do what I say, but because I have the ability to help bring an entire musical to life (and that is a VERY cool feeling).
So there you go... pictorial proof that I did it (and I am really glad I did - don't tell anyone)