Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions are presenting Show Stoppers, a night packed with songs from the world’s most memorable musicals. Old and new; funny and sad; from Broadway to the West End and beyond – all of your favourite show tunes are brought to thrilling life by some of the most acclaimed stars of Australian and international music theatre.
Those involved in the concept include:
Best known for his Helpmann Award-nominated role in Miss Saigon, which toured Australia to great acclaim in 2007/8 – David Harris is one of the country’s most popular leading men. He was in the original Australian casts of both Mamma Mia!and The Boy From Oz, and played opposite Topol in Fiddler on the Roof. His debut album ‘Til the Night is Gone, (released in 2009), was decribed as “bright, lyrical, [and] sometimes achingly tender” by The Age.
Direct from the West End, Sophia Ragavelas has starred in several of London’s top musicals, including The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia!She has also played both leading roles (Eponine and Fantine) in the West End’s longest running musical, Les Miserables – and performed in the show’s 21st Anniversary Concert for the BBC. Her television credits include The Sound of Musicals for the BBC.
A consummate and varied performer, James Millar won a Green Room Award in 2006 for his role in Oklahoma! in Melbourne. He is also a songwriter whose works have been performed by performers such as Peter Cousens, Barry Crocker, and Caroline O’Connor. In 2006, he performed at the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre, as an invited ‘Voice of Musical Theatre.’
The first Show Stoppers concert will be at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre in May before it hits the clubs.