An Evening of Movies and Musicals will come to London's Apollo Victoria Dec. 1 for one night only, starring Louise Dearman and John Owen-Jones. Presented by M&M Associate Productions Ltd., it debuted in early 2012 with a concert at Cardiff's St. Davids Hall. Dearman and Owen-Jones will be joined by the West End Gospel Choir and musical actress Sarah Lark, a finalist on the BBC talent show "I'd Do Anything" to star in Oliver! in the West End. The evening will be hosted by actor and presenter Christopher Biggins.
Dearman is the only performer so far to have played both leading roles of Glinda and Elphaba in the West End's Wicked. She has also appeared in Guys and Dolls, Jekyll and Hyde and Evita for U.K. national tours.
Owen-Jones has starred in the West End as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (also Broadway) and the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (which he recently reprised on a U.K. national tour, also appearing in the Broadway gala performance that marked its 25th year in New York). He has released two solo albums.
To book tickets, which go on sale May 24, contact the box office on 0844 871 7627, or visit http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/apollo-victoria-theatre/ for more details.
click the link and image for tickets Tickets for Cardiff 26th April 2014
Louise and Gina Beck performed "Let Me Be Your Star" from the hit USA TV show Smash
Friday Night is Music Night presents Louise Dearman in 'One Singular Sensation', a concert in tribute to the great composer Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch's musicals include 'A Chorus Line' and 'They're Playing My Song', his movie scores include 'Sophie's Choice' and 'The Sting' and his popular songs include the classic Bond song 'Nobody Does It Better' and 'The Way We Were'. The concert is conducted by Marvin's long time friend Larry Blank and features the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, Capital Voices, West End singer Sharon D. Clarkeand the original choreographer of 'A Chorus Line' Bob Avian. Ken Bruce presents ... The concert broadcasts on BBCR2 on Friday 7th December from 8pm.
Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud invited Louise to record a track with her for her new album that's released next year. They got on like a house on fire - watch this space to hear what the song was!
To celebrate Louise's return to Oz on Monday 29th October, a Wicked Edition version of her album has been created with brand new green booklet and an exclusive version of "Defying Gravity". There's also a hidden moment after "Kissing You".
You will only be able to purchase the album though from the Apollo Victoria theatre, Louise's own shop on this website and Dress Circle Record store in Covent Garden.
Wicked, the smash hit West End musical, is proud to announce that Louise Dearman, who played Glinda to huge acclaim from March 2010 to December 2011, will return to star as Elphaba from Monday 29 October 2012. It is the first time that a leading lady will have starred in both roles in the nearly decade-long history of the global musical phenomenon.
Louise Dearman commented: "As an actress, you strive to challenge yourself to play as many diverse roles as possible throughout your career, and right now I feel like the luckiest girl in the history of musical theatre. I still can't quite believe that in two months' time I'll be back in Wicked, but this time I won't come and go by Bubble, I'll be on a broomstick"!
UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: "From her wonderful performance as Glinda, audiences already know that Louise possesses a stunning voice and remarkable acting abilities, so we are genuinely excited to now welcome her back to Wicked as Elphaba. We have all been awestruck by the way Louise has channelled her incredible talents to inhabit this iconic role, and I've no doubt that audiences will be equally thrilled". The multi award-winning Wicked has already been seen by over 4.5 million people since its West End premiere in 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. It is now one of the Top 20 longest-running musicals in West End history.
Louise will be performing at Manchester Pride this year supporting Steps on the Friday night and then again on the Monday night for the Vigil with Alison Moyet.
Louise will be taking part in the searchforatwitterstar competition on July 9th. The competition will culminate in a live performance at Londonís Lyric Theatre on 9 July, accompanied by a live orchestra and judged by a panel of industry experts including me, casting director Anne Vosser, agent Gemma Lowy-Hamilton and musical director Mike Dixon. Unusually for a West End show, the audience will be actively encouraged to keep their phones on and tweet throughout the performance..
Louise is thrilled to announce that she will be performing at West End Live in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 24th June at 2pm. There will be copies of the brand new album and we're hoping to do a signing so make sure you come and say hello.
Louise is going to be performing at G.A.Y on Saturday with the fabulous Bonnie Langford and Oliver Thornton who's coming?
Looking forward to a fantastic night in Brighton for the Hand Bag Awards at the Hilton Metropole
I'm going to be popping down to After Show with David Bedella in June, the venue is an old fave as its where I did my concerts last year - The Alley Cat Bar in Denmark Street, London. Should be a great night, doors are at 10pm and the evening runs from 10.45pm to around 1am It's over 18's only though.
I shall be appearing on stage for a couple of songs with Ramin Karimloo at 3 of his up and coming concerts. I will be appearing on May 9th in Nottingham, May 15th in Oxford and May 17th in Birmingham. I'll also have copies of my brand new album with me so make sure you come and say hello.
I'm thrilled to announce that my brand new album "Here Comes The Sun" will be released on Big Hand Recordings 7th May 2012. There will be an album launch concert to celebrate on May 13th at Bush Hall in London and I just can't wait for you all to hear it. You can buy tickets for the launch here: concert ticket:
So here's a bit more information for you regarding those attending the video shoot that's happening next Sunday 11th March.
The Joint Ltd 1-6 Field St City of London,
Greater London WC1X 9DG 020 7833 3375
Here's the google map reference for you: The Joint Google Map
We will be filming between 10am - 1pm you can come anytime between those times - you will NOT be needed for the whole time and once you have filmed your part you will be free to leave
Please wear something colourful/spring like - bright colours not dark
The idea is to film only your head & shoulders miming to the words of Here Comes The Sun - The lyrics will be available to read from on white card at the shoot
You will NOT be required to sing out loud or to dance the idea is to capture as many of you as possible and include you in the video
If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by an adult who stays with you while you are at the video shoot.
When you arrive at the studio please ask for the yellow studio and tell them you are there for the Louise Dearman video shoot It's going to be great fun and we look forward to seeing you next Sunday
I'm going out on tour with Lee Mead throughout February (11-26th) which will be incredible. We'll be visiting Southend, Bournemouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester & Cardiff. All the information is on the poster below and if you click it it will take you through to where you can buy some tickets. It's also just been confirmed that I will also be joining Lee at his Worthing concert on March 10th at the Assembly Rooms.
I will be performing at G.A.Y at Heaven on Saturday 28th January... expect some surprises! I'll post a ticket link when I get one.
One of the most exciting things to happen at the end of 2011 was that I signed a new album deal with Big Hand Recordings! I shall be in the studio in January and then we hope to release a single and album in May 2012....! I want to include and involve you in the whole process so keep checking back for news and possible competitions and ways that I want to involve YOU!
I'm pleased to announce that the planned concert that was due to take place on Sunday 13th November at the Alley Cat Bar has been rescheduled for January 22nd at the same venue. Your tickets are valid. If you are unable to make that date you can get a full refund from wegottickets.
I'm SO excited about these shows... Original Arrangements will be by Craig Adams, who will also be my pianist and Musical Director, we're working very very hard to make it a special evening.
The concert on Sunday 27th November at Inc-Space is for all ages with under 18's welcome.
You can buy tickets for the London shows here: We Got Tickets
Here's the 2nd edition of Dressing Room Sessions that I've been talking about.
A filmed interview and duet with surprise guests.
I've filmed two so far here is my encounter with my dearest friend Ian H Watkins - Enjoy.....
Some of you will be aware of the Dressing Room Sessions that I've been talking about.
A filmed interview and duet with surprise guests.
Well, I've already filmed two of them and here is the first starring the fabulous Hayley Tamaddon - Enjoy.....
Rachel and I have had the most incredible morning... Flying in a helicopter with Magic FM and Dr Fox!!!
I am very proud indeed to be the ambassador for the Wicked Young Writers Award. I was invited to read a piece from one of our finalists last year which was wonderful and this year I'm helping to push the awards and encourage more young people to get involved. All information can be found at www.Wickedyoungwriters.com so check it out and get involved!!
Here's a filmed interview telling you a bit more about it.
I presented The Carers Award to Michelle Gifford alongside Mark Evans on 2nd June at Claridges for The Stroke Association - Life After Stroke, a wonderful charity that supports stroke victims and their families. Michelle cares for her husband Stephen.