Funny and Fabulous: An Evening of Kander & Ebb

Date
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Price(At the venue)
£22.50
Duration(approx)
75mins
  • Show Description
  • Artist Bios
  • Two feisty females celebrate the partnership who were arguably Broadway’s greatest writers for women: Kander & Ebb.

    Join Julez Hamilton (Side by Side by Sondheim and Into The Woods) and Jenna Ryder-Oliver (Sweeney Todd and Aspects of Love) and the brilliant Christopher Welsh on piano as they celebrate these great composers and the amazing women they wrote for with such classics as City Lights, A Quiet Thing, Ring Them Bells, Mein Herr and All That Jazz along with a few unexpected surprises.

  • Hailing from the Cotswolds, Julez Hamilton trained as a classical soprano, graduating from Mountview in 2001, following which she branched into musical theatre.  As a jazz cabaret artist, Julez has performed in the US and across the continent, and in the UK she has brought her talents to Ronnie Scott’s, The Ritz, St James’ Studio, the Drury Club and Crazy Coqs, most recently her one-woman sell-out show at the Pheasantry, “Lena! The Magic of Lena Horne”.

    Her theatre credits include Iago (Othello), Gwendolyn (The Importance Of Being Earnest), Lucy (Mother Figure at the Criterion), the Witch (Into The Woods), Mazeppa (Gypsy) and Side By Side By Sondheim (the Barbican).  Her opera credits include Musetta (la Bohème), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) and Marguerite (Faust, for Bath Opera).

    Reviews include, “Amazing voice … astounding acting chops” (Cabaret World), and “Delicious” (Elaine Paige).

     

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    Jenna began dance classes at the age of three, later training at the Sylvia Bebb School of Ballet & Theatre Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance before studying Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, from whence she graduated with an M.A. in 2009.  She has performed in concerts and workshops at the Royal Albert Hall, the Criterion and the Barbican, as well as at the Pheasantry in Chelsea, where she recently staged a sell-out one-woman show, “Jenna Ryder-Oliver: Dunstable’s Diva!”.

    Musical Theatre credits include Felicia Gabriel in “The Witches Of Eastwick”, Mrs Nelly Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, Landlady/Ensemble/Dance Captain  in “Lucky Stiff” (Landor), Rose Vibert in “Aspects Of Love”, and Justice Charlier in “Rock Of Ages”.  Other theatre credits include Liz in both Godber’s two-handers “September In The Rain” and “Happy Jack”, the dual roles of Emily Greenleaf and Aunt Dottie in “The Talented Mr Ripley”, Susan in “Abigail’s Party” and Gertrude in “Hamlet”.

     

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    CJ Welsh (Musical Director & Arranger) last collaborated with Julez on a sell-out performance of “LENA – A Celebration Of The Magic Of Lena Horne” at Pizza Express, to critical acclaim. As well as directing and arranging, CJ is a performer in his own right, in the fields of musical theatre, cabaret, jazz, and pop. CJ also works as a singing teacher on some of London’s top musical theatre courses, and has also worked as vocal coach on West End and touring musicals. CJ is delighted to be reunited with Julez in this new production, celebrating Broadway’s most successful song-writing team. Favourite Kander & Ebb song: Colored Lights

     

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