When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. At least, that was the plan. Nic had packed all her dreams into a suitcase. Sold everything she owned. Forsaken her one true love and stacked all her chips on Hollywood. After sweating blood in the dance studio and juggling hours of singing and acting classes with recurrent vocal nodules, she would be the next Nicole Kidman. Her star would shine on Hollywood Boulevard alongside the Hollywood greats. Working in the Box Office was supposed to be her foot in the door, a stepping stone, not her final resting place.
I was excited to see this week’s prompt. A friend of mine is working towards having her musical appear on Broadway and our daughter appears in Grease the Musical at her school tomorrow night and is pursuing a career in dance. We love the box office and were recently introduced to Stage Door when her dance teacher performed as Veruca Salt in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in Sydney. We love this world, even if the career prospects are more than daunting and you know that dreams are more likely to be shot down in flames before they shine. Yet, the stage has its magic and allure. If that’s where you’re meant to be, you have not choice. You have to try. Pink…”Try”.
“My life is an empty chair,” Madeleine lamented into her glass of red wine. “And I’m drowning in my own tears. Drowning! Hello! Can you hear me? Why can’t anyone hear me? I’m trapped so deeply inside myself, there’s no way out.”
Madeleine hurled the glass across the stage. Wine dripped down the wall like blood, cascading over broken splinters of glass.
The theatre erupted in applause… her finest performance.
“I should be happy. C’mon Madz. Change gears. Think positive…I’m a happy little Vegemite as bright as bright can be…”
In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the last month, we’ve spent three weeks travelling around Tasmania. We had such a fantastic time and the photographic opportunities were mind-blowing. I’m still trying to catch up on writing about the trip, but I’d love you to pop over and enjoy some vicarious travel.