my judy journals…
Real and unadulterated diary entries, heartfelt musings and love letters never sent, woven together with gems from the Judy Garland songbook. An intensely intimate exploration of the iconic singer’s repertoire by an emerging Australian talent.
‘She is particularly Judy-like in soaring passages of melancholia…The spoken confessions between songs is brave, heart-on-the-sleeve stuff…Ultimately this makes for a memorable, very personal show, that’s much more powerful than channelling the great diva’s hits.’ (ArtsHub)
‘Part cabaret, part stand-up, and part soul-searching reflection – this show is all heart.’ (Theatre People)
‘…an outstanding performer.’ (Web Wombat)
My Judy Journals was originally conceived and developed in mini format for The Way to Cabaret series (Why Not Productions?) in 2009. A full length version (featuring Adrian Portell on piano) premiered to a sold-out season at the Butterfly Club in South Melbourne as part of the 2010 Midsumma Festival and returned 6 weeks later for an encore season. Most recently, Rachel presented a highly successful 14 show run of the production (featuring Jonathan Harvey on keys) for the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Edinburgh’s famed Jazz Bar.