A fair bit has happened since my last post in June. The One Night Only Gig was a sell-out, and we also just did our Latin Carnival de Sol concert which also sold out. I am still currently in the ‘day job’, but things on the dance front have slightly changed – I’m not currently teaching as I’ve been busy between the band; Bollywood dance gigs; and now rehearsals for the wonderful Broadway musical, Gypsy.
I’m excited to be playing the cameo role of Mazeppa, one of three Burlesque dancers who introduce Louise (who later becomes the famous Gypsy Rose Lee) to the risqué art form. There is such a strong cast of all ages, and the leading actors have been wonderfully cast! The show is playing from 13 to 28 November at Beenleigh Theatre (book online and use the promo code ‘rleigh’ to get a 10% discount!) http://beenleightheatregroup.com/booking/
I’ve also decided to start a video blog! It has started initially about my weight loss journey but may develop into other stuff later on. You can view Episode One here. I’m hoping it will inspire others to start looking after themselves so please feel free to share or subscribe. I have been a lot more active the past few months, and the next 12 months will hopefully see new opportunities and change. I hope you enjoy following and supporting me along the way!
Unfortunately, although having a lovely holiday in New Zealand, Racheal has had to pull out of the Ignite “Showstoppers” Concert due to illness. She apologises to those who were looking forward to seeing her on stage again – but she will certainly keep you posted on her upcoming productions!
Now that the Eisteddfod season has finished for the year, Racheal has been jumping back into film productions, as well as rejoining Ignatians Choir for their second Showstoppers Concert, to be held in November.
To gain singing experience, Racheal is currently involved with two productions:
- Passion Play 2007 – to be performed at the Riverside Stage, Botanical Gardens. Fri 30 March until Sunday 01 April. More details can be found at: http://www.passionplay2007.net.
- Yeoman of the Guard – by Qld Musical Theatre, to be performed at the Schonell Theatre, 23 May – 02 June. More details can be found at: http://www.queenslandmusicaltheatre.com.
She will also be performing in the Championship Soprano section of the Qld Eisteddfod, to be held in Toowomba over Easter.
Racheal has been spending the past few months concentrating on her singing voice, not to mention much of her time being spent in the organisation of her birthday party held at the Tivoli Theatre in October.
Racheal is now working towards a musical theatre career, and is spending a lot of her time singing – she recently performed in the Ignatians IGNITE “Showstoppers” Concert, and is currently in rehersals for another production due to play in late March 2007.