Tickets on sale for Judy and Liza Mothers Day performances
aaamusic | On 14, Dec 2010
Tickets are now on sale for two special performances of Judy and Liza. This exciting new production comes to The Broadway Theatre, Peterborough on Sat 2 Apriland The Southport Theatre on Sunday April 3rd especially for Mothers Day 2011- prior to a full UK tour.
Almost five decades after the ultimate showbiz mother Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli last performed together at the London Palladium, these two legendary songstresses will return to the stage thanks to this brand new production, presented by JL Touring Productions – local girl Emma Dears. Treat the special ladies in your life to a Mothers’ Day they’ll never forget with a visit to this brand new musical experience, which received standing ovations and rapturous acclaim from audiences and press alike during at its preview season in Liverpool in November 2010.
These two extra-ordinary women of are portrayed by West End stars Emma Dears (Mary Magdelene-Jesus Christ Superstar, Ellen –Miss Saigon) and Lucy Williamson(We Will Rock You, Fame and most recently played the lead role of Mavis in the UK No1 tour of Stepping Out). Images and footage of Judy, Liza and those closest to them form the backdrop to the show, whilst Emma, as Liza and Lucy, playing Judy, tell the sensational stories of the lives of these world famous artistes, featuring live performances of all of your favourite Judy and Liza hits including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and The Man That Got Away.
Emma and Lucy will be backed by a five piece band, providing the perfect setting for the songs of Judy and Liza, with Musical Direction from renowned Conductor and Composer Michael England, (Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, both in the West End) who conducted the 25th Anniversary cast recording of Les Miserables and direction from the award winning Rita Henderson who has over 30 years’ experience in Scottish Theatre including being Artistic Director at Edinburgh Grand Opera. Rita has also worked with many of the UK’s most highly regarded repertory companies including Perth Repertory Theatre and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
Judy and Liza is a dream that Emma Dears has had for a number of years. Emma has created the concept, written the script and also performs as Liza in the show. Emma is thrilled that she’s able to reawaken the magic of this Mother and Daughter duo especially for Mothers’ Day.
She said…. “When I wrote Judy and Liza it was the Mother/Daughter relationship that fascinated me, especially as they share a rare ability to move their audience. When you look deeper into the songs which they have both made famous over the years the parallels with their own life experiences are uncanny. This is why “Judy & Liza” works and why the audience will be taken on an emotional rollercoaster whilst at the same time enjoying some of the most beautiful and familiar songs of the last eighty years. It really is the perfect way to spend Mothers Day”
Pay a visit to www.judyandliza.com to hear Emma Dears sing Maybe This Time, a little teaser of what you can expect from the show. (Don’t click on anything when you get to the site to listen)
If you’re stuck for something to buy your loved ones this Christmas, then look no further Judy and Liza comes to the Broadway Theatre, Peterborough on Sat 2ndApril at 7.30pm, before making a Mothers’ Day appearance at the Southport Theatre on Sun 3rd April at 4pm, preshow meals are available. This is a show that the whole family, from daughter to Great Grandmother will not want to miss. So, come hear the music play, as the curtain rises once more on Judy and Liza…Together, wherever we go.
‘So I would dance and she would sing, and it was kind of a family thing.
Performing was part of our world.’ Liza Minnelli.
Peterborough – Broadway Theatre
46 The Broadway,
Saturday 2nd April, 2011, 7.30pm
Tickets: £21.50, Concessions: £19.50How to Book, call the theatre Box Office on 0844 850 0850 or visit the website @ www.thebroadwaytheatre.co.uk
Southport – Theatre & Convention Centre
Sunday 3rd April 2011, 4pm
Tickets: £21.25 – £23.25 (Inc booking fees)
Concessions: £19.25 – £21.25 (inc booking fees)
How to Book, call Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2380. Alternatively, visit the theatre’s website@ www.southporttheatre.org.uk