Today is an exciting day. It’s the beginning of the new show I’m in – Showtune. Today is Band Call, where we sing through the songs with the full band for the first time. From this point on, things get serious. After the dress rehearsal on Tuesday, there’s no room for mistakes. We’ll have an audience and as Miss Skelly says in my new Completely Cassidy book, Drama Queen, ‘the stage is an unforgiving mistress and a paying audience is even harder to please.’ Words must be learned, notes perfected and dance steps faultless. It’s a lot of pressure. And I love every single minute of it.
I couldn’t have written Cassidy’s latest adventure if I’d never performed on stage myself. And I do draw on a lot of my own experiences when I’m describing Cassie’s awful nerves and Molly’s amazing singing. So I’m grateful to be appearing in Showtune. It has some great songs and big show stopping numbers. I’m also looking forward to the thrill of performing – thankfully I don’t suffer much with nerves by the time we get to show week (auditions are a totally different matter!) I’m even looking forward to having hair like this:
And once the show is over, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the very first copies of Drama Queen and hearing what you all thought of Cassidy’s biggest performance yet. How lucky I am to be able to bring together two of the things I love best – performing and writing!