The production of RENT the musical has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I am really grateful to Lindsey McAllister (Director) for giving me the opportunity to play ROGER in this musical.
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This is the biggest role that I have taken on so far since I decided to get back into theatre, and it has been one of the best roles I have played by a mile. Playing Roger was so much fun and I enjoyed being part of such a talented cast.
We had a standing ovation for every single performance: which is unbelievable, and we kept on getting better and better. I have been getting so many great comments about my performance in the show that it is making me think that musical theatre is my calling in life. It is such a difference compared to my role in FBI (which I love), and it shows a different side of me. Playing the character Roger was so easy as he reminded me of myself. I just want to find my ‘One song glory’ and when I first watched the stage performance I could already see myself as him.
La Vie Boheme
This definitely has quickly become myfavouritemusical of all time!
Everyone has been asking me, “What’s next?” and “What production am I going to be in next?”… but the unfortunate thing is that I have no idea. I have already been offered roles in two musicals in early 2011, but I have had to turn them down because of a knee problem, which is really disappointing.
La Vie Boheme
The reason is that I will have an operation on my knee next month just before my birthday, and I am not sure how long I will have to wait until I can perform with FBI or be on stage again. Not only that, I will have to have another operation next year in July to reconstruct my ACL. Yep, it sucks! But, it has to be done.
La Vie Boheme
I am so proud of myself for such a great effort in this show especially considering that I have a full-time job, am studying part-time at university, play in a band and came second in the HK Global Battle of the bands final.
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The sad thing is that my family couldn’t attend the show as they live in Australia, and it is a little disappointing that not more of my friends could be bothered to come see the show. I guess they have become bored with supporting FBI. But, they really missed out! Too bad for them!
To end this blog I just wanted to say thanks to all of the cast, especially Allira, who played ‘Mimi’ (my love interest in the show). ‘Without you’ and your support I couldn’t have done it. Thanks again to Lindsey, and a big thanks to Scott Gibson (the musical director) and the band for your awesomeness. Thanks to everyone who came to support me… I am not sure how I can ever top this one!
Seasons of Love
Posters of me (ROGER) at the Pyramid Club and CBGB's
Signing posters after the show