Tisdale Featured in British Production of One Touch of Venus, Nov. 3-12

Christianne Tisdale, of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and Triumph of Love, will return to England and her roots. She'll reprise her critically-acclaimed performance as spiky secretary Molly Grant in Opera North's production of One Touch of Venus, at London's famed Sadler's Wells, beginning November 3rd.  The show will run through November 12th.

A self-proclaimed "reformed opera singer," Christianne had 25 opera credits under her belt before she crossed-over…to belt on the Weill side. In addition to her Broadway appearances, New York audiences have seen the native at the New Amsterdam in I Get A Kick Out of Blue, the York in Fermat's Last Tango, and in concert at Joe's Pub, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Recital Hall, City Center, and Alice Tully Hall. She was also recently featured as Janet the Bride in NAMT's staged reading of the Broadway-bound The Drowsy Chaperone.

With music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ogden Nash and book by S.J. Perelman, One Touch of Venus has not enjoyed a major revival since the original production in 1943. 

"Many in the States shy away from Venus, finding the book a mess. I arrived in England to a creative team who embraced the quirkiness and intricacies of the language, structure and messages. Add to that a mixed bag of American and U.K. theatrical performers, opera singers and dancers, take away the microphones, and it's more delicious than a jam roly-poly (or spotted dick...but you're probably not allowed to print that)," declared Tisdale.

Opera North recently received an Olivier for their Eight Little Greats, which featured Weill's Seven Deadly Sins. One Touch of Venus, directed by Tim Albery, features music direction by James Holmes, choreography by William Tuckett, scenic design by Antony McDonald, costume design by Emma Ryott, and lighting design by Adam Silverman. Additional American cast members include opera singers Karen Coker (Venus) and Ron Li-Paz (Savory) and the BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre, Loren Geeting, as Rodney Hatch.

The performance schedule for One Touch of Venus will be November 3rd through 5th, 8th through 11th at 7:30 PM, and November 12th at 2:30 & 7:30 PM. Tickets can be booked by visiting www.sadlerswells.com.

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