John Foreman and Australian Pops Orchestra bring the Best of Broadway to Geelong

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John Foreman and Australian Pops Orchestra bring the Best of Broadway to Geelong

Words by Staff Writer

Three brilliant musical stars come together for a dazzling concert of the very best in Broadway hits and fabulous show-tunes.

Renowned musical director John Foreman, alongside the illustrious Australian Pops Orchestra, is set to light up Geelong’s Costa Hall for a single night on Friday 22 March with the spectacular event, “Best of Broadway.”

Following the resounding success of last year’s sold-out performance “Leading Ladies,” Foreman returns with a 30-piece orchestra to deliver an unforgettable evening of musical theatre brilliance, accompanied by stars Marina Prior, Michael Cormick, and Jemma Rix.

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The stage will be graced by a glittering array of talent, featuring Australia’s beloved “First Lady of Song” Marina Prior, the internationally acclaimed baritone Michael Cormick, and the sensational Jemma Rix, celebrated for her iconic roles as Elphaba in “Wicked” and Elsa in “Frozen.”

Regarded as one of Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre, Marina has graced the stage in iconic roles such as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” and Grizabella in “Cats.” Her illustrious career includes performances alongside international stars like Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.

An internationally renowned singer and actor, Michael’s diverse career spans Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe. His notable roles include The Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” (opposite Hugh Jackman as Gaston) and Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Known for her portrayal of Elphaba in “Wicked,” Jemma has captivated audiences across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia with her mesmerising performances. She received a Helpmann Award nomination for her role and has won accolades for her unforgettable portrayal of the green witch.

And then of course, John Foreman himself. A distinguished musical director, pianist, and composer, John has played pivotal roles in numerous iconic music events, including Australian Idol, Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, and The Sydney Orchestra’s 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

“Best of Broadway” promises to be an enchanting journey through the iconic melodies and captivating narratives synonymous with the revered world of Broadway.

See it all at Costa Hall, Geelong on 22 March from 7:30pm.

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