Weekend just gone I took the epically long drive to Perth, to see my sister Sophie perform in a musical “Extra Ordinary People”. Based around a group of concerned citizens who protest the effects of Superheros on their city.
It was the first time in my 8 years of having a license that I drove by myself. For someone who has an irrational fear of driving in Capital Cities, I found I was rather composed. Tick that off the bucket list.
I arrived in Perth at about Midday and was promptly whisked off to Little Creatures Brewery for Lunch with Soph’s cast-mates.
After lunch we headed back home and got ready to go to the Theatre. As I had made the trip by myself, the Director, Scott allowed me backstage until the show started. Of course, I couldn’t help but take a few snaps.
Much Drama Nerd.
The show was exceptionally entertaining and funny. There was not one character I felt was unauthentic or not played to perfection. The chorus was incredibly strong, something that most people tend to overlook, but is one of the most integral parts of a successful Musical. The set was simplistic, yet effective and the songs were perfectly tailored. Director Scott McArdle should be commended on delivering an engaging show. Especially for the fact he not only directed, but wrote and lyrically scored the entire thing. Extremely exceptional.
Sophie was brilliant. She has an exceptional singing voice, it is very unique. Her character, Frankie, was an emotional catalyst for the entire show and she played her perfectly. I was so incredibly proud.
I then drove the long road back home the following day, having to be back for a rehearsal for my own show, that opens this weekend. The trip was made a lot easier by finding my old iPod, which I managed to charge up and listened to the entire way back. All the nostalgia.
What did you get up to over the Weekend?