Some of the greatest and most inspirings songs in musical theatre are to be showcased in two new shows announced by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) this week.
In an intimate one-night concert at the city’s Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, multi-platinum selling solo artist and Wet Wet Wet front man Marti Pellow will perform West End and Broadway songs from his stunning new album Hope, as well as some of his favourites.
And then in July, three men who have each played the mysterious phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hugely-acclaimed The Phantom of the Opera - Earl Carpenter, Matt Cammelle and Stephen John Davishave – will take the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre for three nights of music which will include a powerful combination of songs that have been inspired by the powerful Gaston Leroux novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra.
Tickets for both shows go on sale to APA Friends this Friday (January 18) and to the general public on Monday, online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
“Musical theatre has always had a huge following, but the current Oscar-nominated film version of Les Miserables has introduced even more people to the genre,” said APA press manager Joyce Summers.
“These two shows will give people the chance to enjoy some of this fabulous stage music performed live by some of the greatest voices in the business.”
Returning to the UK touring circuit to promote his eighth album Hope, Marti has had un-rivalled chart success with over 25 hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles, including the seminal Love is All Around.
As well as a critically-acclaimed solo career, he has gone on to star in musicals in the West End and on Broadway and has appeared in His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in Blood Brothers, The Witches of Eastwick, and Jekyll and Hyde.
In their show, The Music of the Night, established and respected musical theatre performers Earl, Matt and Stephen will bring to the HMT stage from Monday to Wednesday, July 1 to 3, music from possibly the most successful entertainment event of all time, The Phantom of the Opera.
The musical received its world premiere in London in 1986 and since then has played to over 100 million people worldwide.
The Three Phantoms will be joined by the fantastic Rebecca Caine, whose performance as Christine Daaé in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera playing opposite Michael Crawford and in the Canadian premiere alongside Colm Wilkinson, was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic.