Little more than a week away from canonization, and Australia’s first saint is the focus of a musical being performed in Sydney and Melbourne. Interesting that they got priests to play the parts of antagonist Bishop Sheil (who excommunicated her) and Pope Pius IX.
Opera singer Joanna Cole on the role:
I feel incredibly privileged to be cast as Mary MacKillop. Mary was a very special woman who faced some extraordinary opposition throughout her life. So the chance to tell her story and bring her charisma to the stage is one I feel very honoured to have been given.
Interesting site for the musical here, including some song samples by the composer, Xavier Brouwer.