One of those things that happens all the time:
You audition for a show.
You don't get cast in this show.
You do your best to forget about the rejection, which is the only way to survive being an actor.
Then some time passes.
Then the show opens and because you're on their stupid email list, you get the email saying
COME SEE OUR AWESOME SHOW!
THAT DOESN'T HAVE YOU IN IT!!!!
Maybe it's a fancy mailing that comes in the mail with beautiful photographs, which hurts a little more because it's so fancy. You wish you were in fancy show. Too bad you weren't good enough.
MAYBE it's a fancy mailing FEATURING a gorgeous photo of the character you auditioned for, which really makes you feel like a schmuck, because that could have been YOUR face, except you suck and that's why you didn't get the job.
I don't like getting those mailings.
It's like seeing an ex-boyfriend (who dumped YOU, by the way, let's be very clear about that) and him inviting you to meet his new girlfriend, who is SO GREAT and they're REALLY EXCITED about this GREAT RELATIONSHIP they're opening, I mean THE BUZZ IS REALLY GOOD.
Part of me wants my ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend to be really happy together. I want to take the high road. I do. This is usually my very natural reaction if I have friends in the show.
But part of me wants that relationship to crash and burn, bitches, and see those awful reviews so I can tell my supportive girlfriends that phew, what a trainwreck, I'm glad I dodged THAT bullet.