Young singing stars will join Broadway and West End leading lady Marisha Wallace on stage when her debut UK tour kicks off in March.
The powerhouse star of such smash-hit shows as Dreamgirls, Waitress, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon – and very soon Hairspray – will play a series of spectacular live shows throughout March.
And now local choirs and musical theatre students will perform with Marisha at the shows. They will join the West End star for what will be an unmissable rendition of This Is Me from the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman.
The groups to join Marisha are:
Manchester Contemporary Youth Choir and Stagecoach Salford will perform at Sale Waterside
Everybody Sing community choir at Newbury Corn Exchange
BITA Musical Theatre at Birmingham Hippodrome
Showdown Theatre Arts and The Act Too Arts Academy at Horsham Capitol
Stagebox at Leeds City Varieties
Guildford School of Acting (GSA) at The Arts Theatre in London’s West End
Marisha is currently winning rave reviews in the West End smash hit Waitress and will soon play the iconic role of Motormouth Maybelle in the eagerly awaited West End return of Hairspray, alongside Michael Ball.
Before then though, Marisha cannot wait for her debut UK tour and to perform alongside young singers from across the UK.
Marisha said: “I could not be happier that so many community choirs and musical theatre students are joining me on stage throughout my UK Tour.
“This is my first ever headline theatre tour and I really want to make these shows unique and extra special. I cannot think of a better way to do that than to be joined on stage by such super-talented local performers.
“These shows are going to be amazing, so my advice is to get your tickets now!”
Inspired by the likes of the late, great Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, Marisha’s voice will pull you from your seat and to your feet. She effortlessly infuses jazz, gospel and R&B with a healthy dose of soul that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
On Broadway, she has starred in shows including Disney’s Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Something Rotten and then here, in the UK, as Effie White in the stellar West End hit Dreamgirls. Last summer she starred alongside Will Smith in Disney’s big screen summer blockbuster Aladdin.
Beginning at Sale’s Waterside (March 8), Marisha’s tour then heads to Newbury Corn Exchange (March 11), Horsham Capitol (March 13), Birmingham Hippodrome (March 14), Leeds City Varieties (March 16), Lichfield Garrick (March 17) and the Arts Theatre in London’s West End (March 23).
Tickets – priced just £25 – are on sale now via www.cuffeandtaylor.com