performance of watching his onstage partner grieve for him.
“It’s something you’ll never do in the real world,” he said.
“I think a lot of people come to this show forgetting that love and loss is one of the main themes. If it was any other show, the first song would be the last.
“You'd have gone through all your trials and tribulations, moved into an apartment, the end. This show starts with the happy ending and then it’s not so happy after that.
“That’s why it’s so important in those first 12 minutes Sam and Molly have together that we drive home the love they share.”
Mills said he loved that the musical was not “too over-sung”; sometimes there are just snippets of a song.
“The thing I love most about musical theatre is that when you can’t say the words you want to say, you sing them,” he said.
“And when you’re not getting your point across any more through your song, you stop and say it.
“A good musical will do that; it heightens emotion...”
Perth Ghost the Musical
Crown Theatre May 21 to June 12
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