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Friday, August 03, 2007

With Friends Like These

So MND is over and it was a blast - except for me getting tonsilitis with 103 fever, missing tech and dress rehearsals and being sick as a dog backstage during the first performance. Also, my voice sounded totally crap on the first night... and it was the night the Sunday Times critic came to watch. Just my luck! At least he blamed the horrible sound in the microphone, how sweet! The Sunday performance was AMAZING, with a packed audience and people standing up to watch. And I got to sing 'Dream a Little Dream of Me', which came out so well, especially on the Sunday. I think it's the first time I felt confident with my voice. I put it all down to the singing lessons I have been going to for the past month (yay Gillian!).

Anyway, on to the next one..

Three young local performers - Matthew Anastasi, Jean Marc Agius Cafà and Rachel Fabri - will soon be leaving Malta to study at the prestigious GSA Conservatoire in the UK which is validated by the University of Surrey, accredited by the National Council for Drama Training and approved by Trinity College, London.

Before they leave however, they are to wow audiences at St James Cavalier with a showcase of song and dance called ‘With Friends Like These’ from the 23rd to the 26th of August.

The trio - joined by Edward Mercieca, Elaine Camilleri, Alan Paris, Faye Paris and moi, with Geoffrey Tanti on piano and Jason Fabri on percussion - will perform their way through tunes from a number of musicals, including ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Wicked’.

The script for ‘With Friends Like These’ was written by erm.. me, and will be directed by Wesley Ellul, with choreography by Emma Loftus. ‘With Friends Like These’ is sponsored by the Bank of Valletta.

Tickets for ‘With Friends Like These’ may be purchased from the St James Cavalier Booking Office in Valletta, tel. no: 21 223200 and email: More information on


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