Opinion

Will I ever say ‘I do’

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October 23, 2017

Cartoon courtesy of Jess Rae of Doodley Squat.

I HAVE a big decision to make in the coming weeks.
Should I or shouldn’t I?
No, I’m not considering buying a house (I wish I could), getting married (never again, unless they’re rich with a bum ticker) or plastic surgery (ask me again in two years).
No. Not as life-changing as that.
I am pondering whether to audition for the world’s all-time great musical — ifPhantom of the Operanf.
The local production of course.
This will be Echuca-Moama Theatre Company’s biggest undertaking yet.
The risks are huge, but the gains are even higher.
The company has taken on other musicals before — Les Miserables, Grease and The Sound of Music — all hugely successful.
But Phantom really is in a league of its own — with its extravagant sets, special effects and operatic voices.
I have no doubt EMTC can pull it off, and I would be honoured to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But, and there’s always a but when it comes to things I want to do, it will be a huge commitment.
Bigger than any other show I have done.
Rehearsals will start earlier, there will be more of them and there will be 12 performances compared to the usual eight.
Which means late nights and lots of hard work.
And being a single mother of two young girls makes things a little tricky. And juggling is not my forte.
And that’s even if I get in.
I can only imagine the number of talented thespians and closet opera singers who will be coming out of the woodwork for their chance at starring in a musical such as this.
So, if I am even to stand a chance, I’ll need to scrub up on my vocals (looks like I’ll be singing in the shower and at work).
My flexibility has also waned since performing my famous high kicks in Spamalot.
Yep, it looks like I’ve got a lot of work to do.
But just think of the glory.

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