Happy New year and hope you have been refreshed by the festive season.
We're currently in the midst of final acting rehearsals for the "Australia Day" play which opens on Australia Day at Redland Museum. After 3 months immersed in it, I have to say it's been an absolute delight working with director, Ray Noonan, and fellow cast and crew from Mates Theatre Genesis.
I have vivid memories of feeling overwhelmingly awkward at school Speech and Drama classes, so it's been a wonderful surprise to discover that acting can be a ton of fun. It's a learning curve for sure, but I've got an inkling that's what makes it so enjoyable.
My biggest lesson in this latest sojourn:
Drop the judgement!
Allow yourself to experiment and explore without judgement and wondrous things may develop.
.... it actually works
If you'd like to catch the show, it's a witty and irreverent take on our national identity, with some archetypal Aussie characters including: Wally the redneck builder, Brian the local mayor running for pre-selection in a federal seat, Roberta, his loyal and upstanding deputy, Maree, the ol' dear from the Country Womens' Association, Helen, the local Greens Councillor with a disabled son, and the character I play - Chester - an Australian Born Chinese School teacher who just loves to ham it up...
oh and I get to sing a bit too!
When: January 26 - February 3 (Evening Shows plus matinee on Sunday Feb 29)
Where: Redland Museum, 60 Smith St Cleveland
Book Online or phone 07 3286 3494 Dinner & Show options available.
Special thanks to the terrific cast and crew - Ray Noonan, Jan Nary, Chad Sherrin, Diana Gogulski, Suzanne Kelly, Roy Nunn, Ian Munday, Jacki Wiley, Donna Magrath, Barbara Collyer, James Auld, Greg Pope.
Upcoming Music Gigs:
Hope to see you somewhere soon.