Lorna Luft starts off the festive season once again this year with her brand new Christmas show ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE.
Lorna sings many
beloved standards, such as Any Place I Hang My Hat is
Home, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and Jamboree
Jones, and in a special section, Lorna will pay tribute to
Johnny Mercer, (dubbed "America's poet"), a close family friend.
Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy
Garland's television theme song. The song became "Lorna",
which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television
Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical, reprised the same role on the first national tour, and at the Papermill Playhouse.
Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world's most prestigious venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris to name just a few.
Her highly acclaimed multi-media
production Songs My Mother
Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world's most familiar
songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter.
Songs My Mother Taught
Me, which Variety
called "a rousing,
dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance
Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical
Direction). The Los Angeles Times called her performance
"heart-stopping and thrilling… an
incandescent revelation not to be missed."
Musical Director - Colin R. Freeman.