I'm currently in a Melodrama ... a Melodrama exaggerates the plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions......typically there is a Hero......Heroine.....and a Villain
This is currently playing at The Gold Rush Colony at Mogo to a sell out house
It's title is 'The Wake of Joseph Flanagan' and done in good ol' Irish style
along with lots of Singalongs!!!
Written by Jopeph Quigley and directed by Barb Gellatly
And I am having soooooo much fun as a Waitress......Singalongs with the
Audience Mourners and a little fun duet with Maddie and I singing 'Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow'
Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow" is a song written in 1892 by prolific English songwriter
Joseph Tabrar. It was written for, and first performed in 1892 by, Vesta Victoria at the South London Palace, holding a kitten.
In 1895 Toulouse-Lautrec painted May Belfort singing it.
Some of the costumes of the Bushrangers above
Barb brought in some pics of dress at the time
The setting.......Diggers Rest Tavern at the Gold Rush Colony
Chris aka Bushranger singing "The Gypsy Rover'
Florence aka Flo played by Robbie
Me and Maddie rehearsing Bow Wow
We actually pretend to hold a kitten and pat it whilst singing
We play nervous, twitty, shy girls running up to the stage and only do the first verse speaking style and then lead the
Audience Mourners into the main chorus
F U N F U N F U N
'The stage area known as 'The Snug'
And I couldn't resist a pic by the fire
Dressed all ready to serve......in green of course!!!
Colin aka Gular......
All the towns mentioned in the Melodrama are real places on the South Coast
Final scene of main cast at the end of the Melodrama
Jeremy aka Captain Foxlow (Villain.....hissssss)
and Steph aka Mrs Malone
Greg aka Smithy (hero!!!)
Brian (Cowboy) aka Dan Murphy......me and fellow Waitress Monica
All set in the Theme Park of The Gold Rush Colony which has buildings portraying life in Australia in the Gold Rush Days
Even the Chinese were involved
A Church also
And The Tavern just before the first show
I'm having an absolute ball doing this and 3 years ago would never dreamt of having so much fun doing something I had not done before!!!