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Rachael Millanta: Lower Your Expectations - MICF Review

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by Mia Ferreira (subscribe)
Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
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What happens when you go through 20-something years of life thinking you're fun, carefree Rachael only to realise your actually uptight, OCD and responsible Monica?

Maybe you learn to lower your expectations...or perhaps, like the bubbly, Law degree holding Rachael Millanta - you turn it into your very own fresh and funny solo comedy show! You go girl!

Warning- if you're a FRIENDS fan you will love, love, love this show and can stop reading this review and buy your tickets HERE. But if you don't like or know anything about the popular 90's TV show that is known for 'smelly cat' and the Rachael hair-do, read on...

Rachael Milanta - Lower Your Expectations
Rachael Milanta - Lower Your Expectations

Rachael Millanta is a vivacious 26 year-young actor, improviser, comedian and writer, who is a self-confessed (and somewhat unsuccessful) over-achiever. Her debut solo show Lower Your Expectations is a mix of stand-up and storytelling, inspired by her life experiences and plans that haven't quite gone as her five-year-old precocious self had hoped...

Opening with a (bit cliched) Sydney vs Melbourne skit, and spending some time appreciating high-quality reality TV shows like The Bachelor and Married at First Sight (MAFS) - Rachael's clever show really gets going when she reads the impressive letter her 5-year-old self wrote.

According to 5-year-old Rachael, she would achieve a lifetime of goals, including being married by 17! Unfortunately (but lucky for us), none of these dreams came true.

If you've lived in a share-house then this show will also be relatable and genuinely hilarious - as we meet a wide-range of free-loading and strange roomies with names like Ross (yep another FRIENDS reference) and Caitlin... The stories are so ridiculous and also shocking, they will probably make you think twice before getting upset about dirty dishes left in the sink again!

Rachael Milanta - Lower Your Expectations
Rachael Milanta - Lower Your Expectations

Not to give away the whole show, but there may also be references to growing up on the Central Coast, an ex-boyfriend, a cat, parents who casually drag each other through the house, an agricultural farm, water polo and an unnatural cow obsession...

Rachael is an engaging, articulate and captivating comedian and storyteller. If you're 20-something, wish you were still 20-something or want to understand the inner-workings of a 20-something and looking to enjoy a good night out - then this show is for you.

With shows on every night for the next week and a quirky Brother Grimm-style setting at Storyville bar - there's lots to love so get your tickets now:
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Where: Storyville Melbourne 185 Lonsdale St
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