PERFORMING on stage together is not something this Leeton father and son duo are able to do very often.
John and his son Jack have only performed together a handful of times in public, but it's something they cherish.
Jack currently lives in Perth and is studying musical theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
However, with Jack home for a quick break, Leeton is being treated to something special at the Roxy Theatre on January 5 when they bring to life their performance titled Me and My Shadow.
"We've done some small things together, but nothing like this before," Jack said.
"Me and My Shadow is an old Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr song.
"We've performed it together before, but it did seem quite fitting to name the show after it given I've been a son growing up in my dad's shadow. Dad says he's in my shadow when it comes to singing as well as it's something he hasn't always done.
"I'm his shadow in one way and he's my shadow in another way. That's the bit of the joke to it anyway.
"We're both looking forward to it, so hopefully everyone who comes enjoys themselves too."
The show itself will involve swing style songs that will cover the likes of Dean Martin, Cole Porter, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and more.
Every second or third song will then feature a musical theatre-style tune.
While John only started singing later in life, it's something he won't be giving up anytime soon.
"I always say it's like other blokes going out and playing golf ... they see how close they can get to the hole, but I like to see how close I can get to perfect note or something like that," he said.
"I would never have thought five or six years ago that we would be doing something like this together. It's really great."
Jack, who just had the lead role in his class end-of-year musical, has one year left of is study to complete before moving out into the "real world". "Hopefully this time next year, I'll have an agent and I'll be starting to audition for things," he said.
For now, both John and Jack have their attention firmly focused on their Roxy Theatre performance and hope many residents will turn out on the day to be part of what they have planned.
"People are always saying to us 'when will you two be doing something together' ... those people that enjoy and appreciate the songs and lyrics to those old-time favourites should get a real kick out of the performance," John said.
"We're really excited to be performing at the Roxy. It's a bit of a New Year's celebration."
The show will be held on January 5 from 2pm.
Tickets are available online at roxyleeton.com.au, as well as at the door on the day.
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