Cecile (France) (Login Cecile-France) Posted Jul 18, 2008 1:55 AM
While I was in Ireland, I bought a book called Stage Mum by Lisa Gee. Here's the pitch:
When Lisa took her six-year-old daughter along to an open audition in London, it was just a fun way to occupy some time in the Easter holidays. But Dora triumphed, despite having no previous stage experience, and a few months later she was appearing in the West End in The Sound of Music....
It's a very interesting book about the audition process, the show itself, all from the mom's point of view. The author is very insightful in the way she describes how she tries not to become a horrible stage mother, and at the same time, she gives interesting views about kids in show business. I read it in two days and could barely put it down.