It's finally time!
Posted: 1 May 2013
Well, it is finally time for our third leg of our Aussie tour, Melbourne! I have to say, although I do love both Sydney and Brissy immensely, I am really excited about coming to Melbourne and splashing a lot of pink around (and some ratty corduroy too of course). It has been several years between drinks and I am looking forward catching up with the city I called home for about 5 years between when I did The Full Monty and Miss Saigon.
I am also busting out of my corduroy to get back to The Princess Theatre (fondly named The Prinny) where it all began for me some 14 years ago when I stood on stage for the first time in my first “big show”, The Boy From Oz!
Years earlier, I remember catching a bus (yes, a bus, before planes were invented. I AM that old) from my hometown in Maitland, NSW to go the The Prinny and watch the original production of Phantom of the Opera with Anthony Warlow. I sat in the theatre in awe of its beauty and charm watching the show that then sparked my love for the theatre and musicals. When curtain came down, I didn't want to leave the theatre and head back to my "normal" life and school, so to be standing on the stage years later in my first show… well it was literally a dream come true. I returned again to perform at The Prinny in the original production of Mamma Mia! and now it is Legally Blonde that takes me back to that very special theatre.
If reactions in both Sydney and Brisbane are anything to go by, I know Melbourne is going to love the show! Where else can you go for a belly-full of laughs (and maybe a tear) in the middle of winter? I am also looking forward to meeting many of the fans at stage door after the show before I head for a wine or two at one of the many great wine bars around the theatre. It's just what you have to do after a show, in winter, in Melbourne, isn't it? I have been chasing summer around the globe the last couple of years with Wicked and Legally Blonde, so its time to rug up with a nice shiraz!
If you see me around, please say G'day and have a great time watching the show.
See you at the Prinny!!
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