Jennifer Ward-Lealand pays tribute to the iconic actress and singer Marlene Dietrich, in Falling in Love Again.
This show was devised in collaboration with musical director and pianist Grant Winterburn. Singing highlights from Miss Dietrich’s films, concerts and recordings, Jennifer features songs by Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Frederic Hollander and Pete Seeger. Jennifer and Grant are joined by bass player Aaron Coddel.
Beautifully lit by lighting designer Andrew Malmo, and featuring an exquisite recreation of one of Dietrich’s famous gowns, this show vividly captures the style and glamour of a time gone by.
Theatreview: “The foot-stomping demand for an encore and standing ovation before the final notes had faded say it all … Jennifer Ward-Lealand’s audience is spell-bound”.
Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent, Havelock North Domain – 4 November 2015
“If she had nothing more than her voice she could break your heart with it.”
Ernest Hemingway describing Marlene Dietrich
Friday 28th July – 8:00pm
Noosa Long Weekend Festival
The J Theatre
Tuesday 1st August – 8:00pm
Australian Festival of Chamber Music