That grabbed your attention, didn’t it?!
Now I know this sounds like a novel way of earning a bit of pin money in these recession-hit times, but needs must…..
Of course not!! (said in a Harry Hill kind of way)
Auditions were held yesterday for our local society’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Bit of a raunchy choice for the annual musical, considering in 2009 we performed Guys and Dolls and 2008, Calamity Jane. The last time we tackled something as provocative as this was 2007 when we staged the devilish Witches of Eastwick. That was the year I played the role of Alex (the Cher part in the film version with Jack Nicholson) and startled our local town by singing in stockings, suspenders and thigh-high boots. My husband’s patients were most affronted to see the Doctor’s wife being so brazen.
The last few years have been good for me as regards plum roles. Whether this is down to some modicum of talent or the fact that a couple of the excellent singers in our group went on maternity leave, who knows, but, with some competition out of the way, I muscled in on the action and have had a blast playing great parts in The Pajama Game, Oklahoma, Calamity Jane (see photo of me as Katie Brown), Guys and Dolls as well as Witches.
This year I decided not to audition for a major part and instead try for a cameo role plus a bit of chorus singing and dancing. I thought the role of Angel would suit me…street-wise prostitute, newly-arrived from the big city. I would get to wear tarty clothes, a gaudy wig and say rude words. This seemed like an excellent part. So I auditioned….and got it!
Came home to tell Dougie who shook his head, sighed and asked,
“What will the patients say this time!?”
Then my son Rory came downstairs to ask what part I’d got.
“Your mother’s going to be a whore, son!”
My reputation is in tatters! Though maybe it went some time ago…