Elaine Paige and Other West End Stars to Perform Showstoppers at Annual Wales Festival

News   Elaine Paige and Other West End Stars to Perform Showstoppers at Annual Wales Festival Elaine Paige, dubbed the First Lady of the British Musical Theatre, will be part of Bryn Terfel's Fourth Annual Faenol Festival in Wales.

On Aug. 23 Paige will join several other stars of the West End stage — including Sally Ann Triplett, Simon Bowman and James Graeme — for "Music Under the Stars." The evening will feature showstoppers from the musical theatre, and Paige is expected to offer tunes from Evita, Cats and Sunset Boulevard. Martin Yates will conduct the West End Orchestra; show time is 8 PM. Opera singer Terfel said in a statement, "I’m so pleased that Elaine has agreed to come to Faenol this year. To be able to feature international artists of the calibre of José Carreras and Elaine Paige each year is a true recognition of our growing status on the international festival circuit. I’m really excited about this year’s line-up and I’m sure it’s going to be a fabulous fun weekend for everybody."

Arguably Britain's most successful musical theatre actress, Elaine Paige has starred on the London stage in Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard and The King and I. She made her Broadway debut to much acclaim as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, and her numerous recordings include “Stages,” “Cinema,” “Love Hurts,” “The Queen Album,” “Romance and the Stage” and “Encore.”

The annual Faenol Festival attracts more than 20,000 people to the Faenol Estate, located at the foot of Mount Snowdon in Gwynedd. Tickets for the Aug. 23 concert — priced £21.50-£38.50 — are available by calling 0870 842 2202. For more information, visit www.brynfest.com.