Eva Cassidy fans to be Over The Rainbow
January 19, 2012
Inspiring cathartic outpourings of emotion, the compelling musical play Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story is bound to receive a rapturous reception at the Camberley Theatre on Thursday January 26.
This is the poignant and moving story of Washington-born singer Eva Cassidy. By the time of her death, she was unknown outside Washington but within four years Terry Wogan discovered and promoted her haunting interpretation of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the top of the chart.
This sad but uplifting musical play journeys through her life, from her idyllic childhood growing up in a musical family, to her studio work with boyfriend and mentor Chris Biondo; to the exuberant live recording of Blues Alley and finally to her tragically premature death at the age of only 33 years.
Featuring a truly talented all-star cast of performers and musicians, Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story is an award-winning musical that captures the qualities of this wonderfully talented and spiritual song stylist. It has already wowed audiences all over Europe and includes more than 27 of her best-loved songs, recreated by a multi-talented cast of West End performers, including unforgettable classics such as Fields of Gold, Songbird, Autumn Leaves and Kathy’s Song.
Hollyoaks’ Sarah Jane Buckley stars as Eva Cassidy whilst Pauline Fleming from Coronation Street and Brookside takes on the role of Barbara Cassidy, Eva’s mother. BBC’s Any Dream will Do finalist Rob McVeigh takes on the role of Danny Cassidy, Eva’s brother and accomplished West End actor Rober Grose plays larger-than-life legend, Chuck Brown.
More than a musical life-story, Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story is a show for anyone who has lost someone they love. To book tickets call the Camberley Theatre box office on 01276 707600 or visit www.camberleytheatre.biz.