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The Best Of… Rock Musicals

Published: 3 March 2019
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Tickets are on sale for charity concerts The Best Of… Rock Musicals which will take place on 12 May at London’s Eventim Apollo.

Those appearing include Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Judy Kuhn (Fiddler on the Roof), Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard), Ray Shell (Starlight Express), Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You), Elvie Ellis (The Little Shop of Horrors), Rachel Fabri (The Sound of Music), Charlotte Harwood (Loserville), Rob Houchen (Titanic the Musical), Christian Lund (Phantom of the Opera), Jon Robyns (Hamilton), Noel Sullivan (We Will Rock You), the West End Chorus and the City of London Philharmonic AllStars.

Alongside them are overseas performers Adam Pascal (Rent); Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple), Kristina Love (Tina) and David Michael Johnson (Jesus Christ Superstar).

The Best of… Rock Musicals will include songs from many of the shows in which the performers have appeared plus Hair, Evita, Chess, Aida, Miss Saigon, Tommy, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Show, Next To Normal, Dear Evan Hansen and The Lion King.

The event is devised and directed by Hugh Wooldridge, part of the team that has presented The Night of 1000 Voices for nearly two decades.

The musical directors are Stuart Morley and Kevin Amos and the choreographers are Kevan Allen and Andrew Wright. Further performers will be announced in due course; appearance is subject to professional commitments.

The two concerts will benefit young people's mental health charity, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust which offers vital information on preventing depression and is producing tailored guidance for performers.

The Best Of… Rock Musicals has performances at 4PM and 8PM on 12 May.