Emily: You have enjoyed a wonderfully diverse and successful career - can you identify a personal highlight thus far?
Geraldine: There are many highlights. I guess Anything Goes, Oliver, Chicago and Sweeney Todd are for me the great memories, so far.
Emily: What drew you to directing Jacques Brel with Miranda Musical Society?
Geraldine: I performed this show 6 years ago in Canberra. I had always wanted to do it. Last year, in my one woman show, I included 3 Brel songs and these were the songs the audience responded to most of all. The material gets under your skin and remains there. When an opportunity presented itself to direct for MMS, it was a no brainer.
Emily: What are you especially looking forward to audiences seeing in the show?
Geraldine: I am looking forward to audiences being moved, surprised, enlightened, but most of all, feeling proud of this fabulous cast. I have been driving them to be in the moment and they are coming up trumps.
Emily: What is something audiences wouldn't necessarily know about the show by seeing it?
Geraldine: I think audiences will be knocked out by the relevance of the songs that were written in the 60's and 70's. Also, they will know some songs, but not be aware Jacques Brel wrote them.
Emily: What's next for you?
Geraldine: I am working on writing a musical with Greg Crease. I have another show in the works to do some rewrites. I have a big project coming up next year, but it is hush hush.