Its nearly been a year since this production took place, Its so scary how fast time flies. It was my first proper production with The Montfort College of performing Arts. I really didn’t know a lot of people apart from who was in my class and I was only attending one class, I had two numbers in this show. Its now nearly a year later and I’m doing three classes, I’m in 7 numbers, I know everyone and I’m lucky enough to call that crazy bunch my Monfort family.
To stick with the theme of the show Applause, my teacher David chose to do a number called Applause by Lady Gaga. This was by far my favourite number to do, you had to bring so much confidence and sass to the performance. Like David says “Ye have to pretend ye are Lady Gaga or Beyoncé and own the stage, You are the best and everyone is looking at you. Show off!!” Now every time I stand in the wings I think of that quote.
To have the opportunity to preform in the Cork Oprah House is amazing. Its the biggest theatre in cork where all the famous people go to perform. The buzz I get from being onstage is indescribable. I get so nervous side stage but once I’m on I can’t seem to remember why I was so nervous.
The second number David chose for us was (what we call ) Mystere. To be completely honest, no one knows where he found the song and no one knows the real name of it so we call it Mystere. This was a complete contrast to Applause, In Applause we had to love ourselves and be sassy but in Mystere we had to be angry like we were angry at someone. This number was so different from what everyone else did I think it really stood out in every ones eyes.
Applause 2015 is just around the corner (3 weeks away) Its so scary how time flies and how things change so much in a year. I’m so excited for Applause 2015. The whole show has completely stepped up a notch and is going to be amazing. I’m excited for the buzz, nervousness and excitement back stage. I can’t wait.