Theatre 2000 presents award-winning singer and actress Louise King in ‘And The Winners Are…’ – a star-studded evening celebrating the winners or nominees in the ‘Best Musical’ category of the Tony Awards (Broadway’s equivalent of the Oscars) over the past seven decades. These include such enduring hits as Funny Girl, 1964 (which starred Barbra Streisand), Sunset Boulevard 1995 (Glenn Close) and Ragtime 1998 (the late Marin Mazzie).
This demanding one woman show, performed for one night only at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre on Friday 26th October, will showcase a wide range of well-loved songs (from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber) and shows as diverse as The Sound Of Music, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Sunday In The Park With George and Dear Evan Hansen. Louise will be accompanied on the piano by Musical Director Alastair Hume and the choreography is by Angela Broomfield.
Louise has been singing locally for many years with such prestigious companies as Theatre 2000 and Highcliffe Charity Players, and the evening will reprise songs from many of the musicals she has performed in to great acclaim at Christchurch’s Regent Centre. These include such leading roles for Theatre 2000 as Evita and Funny Girl’s Fanny Brice plus, for HCP, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and Mabel Normand in Mack & Mabel.
Louise, who is also a dancer, choreographer and director, has sung in many professional concerts, and is currently appearing with the local, all-girl vocal group, the Fifinellas.
“I am beyond excited to take on the challenge of this one-woman evening”, she says. “I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to reprise so many of my favourite roles and the wonderful songs that go with them. I hope the audience will enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I will.”
Says Paul Bower of Theatre 2000: “Louise is an outstanding musical performer and a consummate artist. I am delighted to present her in a show that so perfectly showcases the range of her extraordinary talent”.
Tickets for ‘And The Winners Are…’ (£12.50, Concessions: £11.50) are available from the Shelley Theatre Box Office 01202 413600 www.shelleytheatre.co.uk