Exclusive Interview with Emma Dears from Judy & Liza Musical14-05-2011
Liverpool-born singer Emma Dears is the writer of the new hit musical "Judy & Liza"(Judy Garland and Liza Minelli), which will also be staged in Marbella, Puente Romano Hotel on the 21st of May. Emma Dears will transform herself into Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland will be played by her fellow actress Lucy Williamson. i-Marbella brings you the exclusive interview with Emma Dears!
1. How did you become a singer ?
I started at the age of nine when I toured the UK playing Annie. I loved singing and dancing as a child and just went along to an open audition and got the part. I was only 8 so they made me wait a year as I was the youngest to have ever played the role.
2. Which has been your most memorable show and why?
I loved playing Rizzo in Grease, it is a fun show and a great part to play!
3. What's the hardest part of your job? What do you love most about it?
The discipline in keeping the energy up when you have to do 8 shows a week for a year. What I love most about my job is the interaction with the audience.
4. What do you consider to be your biggest achievement so far?
I would have to say writing Judy & Liza.
5. Has there ever been a funny accident on stage etc?
When I was playing Ellen in Miss Saigon I stood on a nail that had been left on the set and had to continue singing for 20 minutes before I could come off stage and take it out of my foot. It was an emotional performance!
6. In which way is Judy&Liza musical different?
It gives the audience a taste of what it was like to watch the famous Palladium concert and at the same time gives them an insight into the lives of these two legends.
7. Why have you combined 2 singers, instead of focusing on one?
Obviously because of the fact that they are mother and daughter and also that their lives are spookily paralelled in many ways.
8. Do you identify yourself with Liza?
I am lucky in that my life has been very balanced and I have had a great deal of family security which neither of these ladies had. I can identify with them when it comes to performing and the buzz that they so obviously experience and need.
9. What is your favourite song from the show? Why?
It's a song that people won't know called "Sorry I asked", it is hugely emotional and moving.
10. How do you prepare yourself before a show?
The make up helps! I can feel myself turning into Liza as I put on the eyelashes and paint on the beauty spot.
11. Have you been to Marbella before? What are your plans during your stay in Marbella?
I haven't, this is my first time, I am so excited!! My husband is coming out with me and we are leaving our two children with their grandparents so I plan on some lovely relaxing grown up time.
Judy and Liza Musical will take place on the 21st May in the Emblematic Andalucia Ballroom at the Puente Romano hotel. This new sensational Judy and Liza Musical, presented by Waverly Productions, tells the incredible story of two of the most iconic and legendary stars of stage and screen: Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli. Take advantage of this unique occasion to enjoy some of the most beautiful songs of the last eighty years of our history with the Judy and Liza Musical to include: Cabaret, Maybe this Time, and The Man Got Away.
The evening will commence with a cocktail followed by a Gala Dinner. The menu is meticulously planned a nd executed by the Hotel Puente Romano´s award winning chefs. After dinner, guests will enjoy a world class performance and a rare glimpse into the lives and experiences of Judy and Liza.
Judy and Liza Musical – Gala Dinner Menu:
“Gourmet Trio” of Smoked Salmon, Foie Gras, and Asparagus
Roasted Veal Loin with Leek and Morel Sauce
Potatoes & Ecological Vegetables
Opera Cake with Strawberries & Vanilla Topping
Coffee and Petits Fours
20.00 hrs. Cocktail & Canapés
20.45 hrs. Gala Dinner & Wines
Ladies: Cocktail dress
Tickets to the Judy and Liza Musical are 100 Euros per person and include Cocktail, Gala Dinner and Wine.
Buy your ticket now by calling:+34 952 820 900
or E-mail: email@example.com
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