SYDNEY - Mary MacKillop, Australia's saint-to-be, will be immortalised in a musical stage spectacular, the composer said.
Xavier Brouwer, who is scouring the country for his leading lady, said yesterday MacKillop the Musicalwould be staged with a full orchestra to coincide with MacKillop's October 17 canonisation.
He issued a nationwide casting call seeking 80 singers, dancers and gymnasts for the two-hour "musical verging on opera", with an emphasis on strength and humility for candidates hoping to fill the principal role.
"Like MacKillop, the leading lady will need to have a lot of stamina because she appears in almost every scene," Brouwer said of his production, which has been 10 years in the making. - Sapa-AFP