Two performances of The Best of… Rock Musicals will be presented May 12 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith to benefit The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
The concerts will feature the talents of Adam Pascal (Rent), Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Judy Kuhn (Fiddler on the Roof), Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple), Kristina Love (Tina), David Michael Johnson (Jesus Christ Superstar), the West End Chorus, the City of London Philharmonic AllStars, 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), and Noel Sullivan (We Will Rock You).
Attendees can expect to hear songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Evita, Chess, Aida, Miss Saigon, Rent, Tommy, We Will Rock You, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Show, Next to Normal, The Little Shop of Horrors, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, and The Lion King.
Devised and directed by Hugh Wooldridge, the evening will feature musical direction by Stuart Morley (We Will Rock You) and Kevin Amos (Jesus Christ Superstar) and choreography by Kevan Allen and Andrew Wright.
In a statement director Wooldridge said, “This event is a must for all who love rock musicals and musical theatre. With the very best artistes in the world coming together to celebrate the very best in rock musicals from the last 50 years. Come along again on our 20th birthday and join in the fun and support this most splendid charity in the name of Charlie Waller, whilst raising the roof of the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.”
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was formed in 1997 by the Waller family in memory of their son and brother, Charlie, who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. The Trust offers support and education to those affected by depression and mental illness.
For tickets visit thebestofmusicals.com.
Production Photos: Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman in Fiddler on the Roof at London's Menier Chocolate Factory
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