Mother of all shows
Local mums go from YouTube to TV series
TWO Gold Coast mums will take to the big screen in their own TV show after their web miniseries was picked up by the Ten Network.
Stage Mums tells the story of two Gold Coast mothers, Shaz and Trace, as they try to take their teen daughters to the top of the stage scene.
Stars Anna Waters-Massey and Tara Page have been secretly shooting at Ms Waters-Massey’s Gold Coast family home for the past year and can now reveal that the show will air on Channel 11.
Ms Waters-Massey said it started as a way of keeping her and Ms Page active in acting – and then the idea grew and grew.
“I began writing skits for Tara, to keep us active in acting and to have fun and then the idea grew and a producer came on board,” she said.
“It’s crazy to think we started with just Tara and I in my kitchen posting YouTube videos, which anyone can do – to now where we have a cast of 30 and our own TV show, it just proves anyone can do it.”
Stage Mums draws from Ms Waters-Massey’s time performing and managing her own daughter’s career, but she said she never went overboard.
“Some parents spend way more when they’re doing the competitions, they’re joining agents and every casting site,” she said.
“I guess if you’ve got lots of money, you invest it in what you think is going to get your kid and yourself more opportunities.”
The show will feature guest appearances, including Ms Waters-Massey’s daughter and H20 star Cleo Massey.
Though she said the show is all in good fun, she hopes those who see their lives in the characters can laugh at themselves. “It’s very tongue in cheek, self-deprecating humour,” she said.
Keep an eye out on their social media to find out the first episode’s release date.
Tara Page (plays Trace Grogan), Brooke Lee (plays Penelope Kingsford-Smythe), Cleo Massey (plays Shenaya Dicker) and Anna Waters-Massey (plays Shaz Dicker) on set.