Termites, and Surprising Inspiration

The true artist is inspired by everything. Only yesterday I spent 45 minutes in a cafe, sitting at my table and waiting for my vanilla slice. Instead of growing angry, I used the time to think about pacing in a musical and when you should…

Love is Blind, Platforms Are Sturdy

You know what they say: love is blind. That’s why, for my new, extra-special musical about inanimate objects that come to life and have astonishingly human problems, one of the characters is going to be a set of blinds. And they’re going to be positively…

An Entirely New Way to Light Up the Stage

There’s nothing new under the sun, or so they say. I’m not sure if that’s true- as a creative sort, I don’t want to believe it- but I also don’t think it’s so terrible that we’re inspired by everything we’ve seen. It’s the entire concept…

Too Many Scenery Changes?

It was a lovely sailing holiday, but that time is now over. As in, it was all marvellous and all that, doing something entirely new and getting away from it all, but I did get a lot of time to think about the musical as…

After the Show, Off to the Sea

That’s it. The show must go on, until the show is complete and there’s nothing more to be shown. What a magnificent run; everything I hoped it would be. My performers, my technicians and choreographers…all of them, blessed with a season of perfection. There’s no…

Helping dad with planning the carpet cleaning

When my parents asked me to find the best carpet cleaning company in Melbourne, I had honestly no idea where to begin. I had a look through the local directories, coming across numerous residential carpet cleaners in Melbourne, I just didn’t know which one to…

My Potential Plumbing Nightmare

Opening night is upon us. I feel sure that I’ve made every alteration possible, the script is perfect, my actors and dancers have been given just the appropriate amount of tough love that instils discipline but also respect, no one is injured, no one is…

A Bit of Time Off, for Luck

It’s time for a sabbatical, I’ve decided. I wouldn’t usually take time off this close to a musical unveiling, but things are going surprisingly well, for a change! It’s been tough to reach this point, and the disasters have been many. However, I’m working under…

We Need More Aluminium, Now

Metal! That’s what the show needs. I do love a good, solid prop. I was never satisfied with props and backdrops that looked like they weren’t…permanent. Even when I was fresh out of the acting academy and getting my big breaks because of my incredible…

Home Ownership is Cramping my Creativity!

There are times when I wish I was still renting. I bought this home so as to calm my mind while I was being creative; however, have since then remembered the times when I was able to peacefully leave the day-to-day running and DIY to…