RPO plays tribute to the musicals at Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 14:08 06 June 2011
THE Marina Theatre in Lowestoft presents a concert for fans of musical theatre on July 1 as the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Best Of Broadway - a celebration of the very best stage musicals on both sides of the Atlantic.
Music will be featured from Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Les Miserables, Oliver!, The Phantom Of The Opera, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, Chicago and more.
Joining the RPO for the evening will be vocalists Emer McParland and Graham Bickley.
Conducted by Matthew Freeman, the concert is the latest in the orchestra’s seventh year of residency at the Marina.
Emer McParland studied music at Trinity College of Music in London, where her career as a big band singer began, under the guidance of Sinatra trombonist Bobby Lamb.
Her versatility as a singer has led to her voice being heard on numerous movie soundtracks including, Sleepy Hollow and Tomb Raider, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, and more recently for the latest Harry Potter movie.
Her recording in pop include working with Peter Gabriel, Bjork and Jarvis Cocker, and her West End experience includes the hit shows, Starlight Express and Napoleon. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the RTE Orchestra.
Trained at The Liverpool Theatre School, Graham Bickley has performed in the West End for the last 25 years in productions including They’re Playing Our Song, Pirates of Penzance, and as principal lead in Jukebox, Which Witch, Maddie, The Pyjama Game, Les Misérables, Metropolis, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard (playing opposite Petula Clark), and Ragtime. Graham toured the UK with Cole Porter’s High Society culminating in a season at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.
l Tickets are available from the box office on 01502 533200.