Annalene Beechey, Rebecca Lock and Laura Pitt-Pulford Join Louise Dearman in SONGS IN THE KEY OF STREISAND, March 9
On Sunday March 9th, London-based production company KiwiFruits Productions returns to the St James Theatre with four of the West End's most acclaimed female vocalists, Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita), Annalene Beechey (Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Wicked), Rebecca Lock (Dear World, Avenue Q) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Light Princess, Parade), in an exclusive one-night-only tribute concert dedicated to an Entertainment Industry Legend, the iconic BARBRA STREISAND.
Johnathan Peter, creative director and co-founder of KiwiFruits Pro. (with Pianist/Composer Terence Penk) admits. 'Barbra Streisand is considered by many to be the greatest female vocalist ... ever. So of course it can be intimidating to step into that spotlight ... But, that is exactly how Barbra Streisand has faced her entire career, fearlessly ... and fabulously!'
Louise Dearman who, during the concert, will be performing such classic songs as People, The Way We Were, A Piece Of Sky and more, is a long-time Streisand admirer. 'Barbra Streisand has had such a huge influence on me and my career.' Dearman tells us. 'Her voice is so wonderfully unique, she has the ability to move me to tears one moment and break into a huge smile the next through her music and her interpretation of songs. Alongside this she is a divine actress and all round superstar, Streisand is my perfect idol'
Joining Dearman on stage, and taking on one of the most iconic Streisand numbers Don't Rain On My Parade, gifted character actress Rebecca Lock says. 'I must have watched 'Funny Girl' every other day throughout my teens. Barbara Streisand's unstoppable comedic & dramatic talent and incredible vocals were beyond inspiring. I wanted what she had ... The courage to be "a bagel on a plate of onion rolls'
Annalene Beechey, who will perform one of the most beloved Streisand songs, Papa Can You Hear Me? adds. '...she (Streisand) believed in herself regardless of what others said. She was bold, unique, and not afraid to be so. Her voice is an instrument beyond compare, able to sing any style of music with a natural understanding of its origin. Whats not to like?!'
'We are so blessed to be working with these four great Leading Ladies to pay tribute to Barbra.' Johnathan Peter sums up. 'I said to Terence (Penk) when we decided to bring the concert to the stage "We're going to need the best of the best to sing Streisand" ...'
Featuring a night of classic Streisand songs and intimate stories spanning her Five Decade career from her early days singing cabaret songs in New York, to her multiple award winning films and countless top 10 Albums, 'Songs In The Key Of STREISAND' promises to be an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
Tickets are available now at http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/songs-in-the-key-of-streisand/.