By Ellen Schreiber
Trixie Shapiro might be one of many shyest scholars at Mason excessive, yet she's additionally the funniest. whilst her ally, Jazzy, symptoms her as much as practice stand-up at Senior expertise evening, Trixie's terrified she'll completely choke. And as though a likely disastrous debut is not sufficient, Trixie's drama instructor encourages her to attempt again—this time on the neighborhood comedy membership, Chaplin's. To her shock, Trixie's self assurance starts off to swell, and a surefire comedy act is born. Trixie reveals herself on a quick song, successful contests and incomes a task because the starting comedian on the comedy membership. it is a dream come actual. Then Trixie lands a boyfriend—her longtime overwhelm, hipster Gavin Baldwin. Now stuck among the expanding calls for of 2 worlds, Trixie faces a tricky selection among a romantic, inviting course and a dicy shot at comedic stardom. Ellen Schreiber narrates an inspiring and unique tale of a shy teenager who, suffering to discover her voice, discovers a shining position within the highlight.
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I picked up the mike from its stand and squeezed it like a pacifier. I stood alone on the huge stage I had so often gazed at during study hall, in front of a sea of dark faces—all staring back at me. And not a Snoopy or Hello Kitty among them. No mirror to check myself in. No laugh track to spur me on. The spotlight made me squint, but I also felt its warm glow. And with a sudden burst of confidence, I thought: This is the moment. I wasn’t going to blow it—rather I was going to blow the audience away.
My voice echoed throughout the auditorium. “I loathe high school,” I began. ” he admonished me. I stopped mid–punch line. ” “Yes, you’re supposed to jump to your last line, Trixie! We have six other performers to get through. ” That was my rehearsal. “Thank you very much,” I said, reluctantly jumping to the end of my routine, replacing the microphone in its stand. I bowed. “Lights out! Applause, applause,” Janson called to the light board operator. The stage went pitch-black. I struggled slowly in the darkness, afraid I might trip over the mike cord or fall off the stage.
Fame? ” she declared wildly. ” I said, rolling my eyes. ” Jazzy exclaimed, jumping off the chair. ” “We crack each other up all the time! You’re always goofing around. ” “But it’s not the same. ” I put my hand to my forehead. “My head feels warm. ” “I’m hot too. It’s Leo’s scorching image. ” “Just take a deep breath and read from your comedy notebook. I promise I won’t laugh,” Jazzy said, and laughed out loud. “Did you get that, Trix? That was a joke! ” “No one said this stuff is easy,” she said, suddenly serious.