FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA
BROADWAY AND WEST END STAR
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID AND SCHOOL OF ROCK
“She has one of the most sublime voices I have ever worked with” – Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
Saturday 3 June, 2017 – State Theatre, Sydney (On Sale Wednesday 7 December)
Thursday 8 June – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane (On Sale January 2017)
Saturday 10 June – Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall (On Sale Thursday 15 December)
Broadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess, will make her debut Australian tour from Saturday 3 June 2017, performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Regarded by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber as “… the best, the best Christine certainly!” in Phantom of the Opera, this international award winning music theatre superstar will wow audiences with her magnificent voice, acclaimed acting and captivating personality. It’s no wonder Andrew Lloyd Webber asked her to perform Christine in the award winning and highly acclaimed Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Production at Royal Albert Hall.
Sierra is also a celebrated Broadway Disney Princess, having portrayed Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway to high acclaim. On Broadway, she recently finished a season as Principal Mullins in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaption of the Jack Black favourite School of Rock.
Sierra was to star as Christine in Phantom of the Opera in Paris, opening October 2016, but a fire at the theatre has delayed the opening. Even though the musical is based around the Paris Opera House, it is the first time the famed musical would have been staged in France. Sierra will perform the role entirely in French when the venue re-opens.
Sierra’s career has seen her honoured with nominations for Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, Laurence Olivier Awards and others. She has performed in concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall with a host of stars and music theatre luminaries including Josh Groban, Nathan Lane (Tony Award winner and star of The Producers) and Julian Overdon (Downton Abbey & Person of Interest) at the BBC Proms.
“She’s the best, the best Christine certainly!” Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Wishing you were Somehow Here Again – no one does it like she does”. Broadway Box
“Sierra Boggess shines throughout the show. It is no wonder she was “hand-picked” for the 25th anniversary edition by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself. Her range and powerful voice remain strong throughout the musical.” Theatrescene.com
“At this point, there doesn’t seem to be a better Christine than Broadway baby Sierra Boggess. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, was a vocal highlight.” Broadway.com
“Sierra Boggess’ committed performance and crystalline vocals.” Variety
“Sierra Boggess…possessing a pristine beauty and a shimmering soprano that effortlessly slides into a caramel-creamy belt as the drama demands” Talkin Broadway
“…Where Did the Rock Go?” is superbly sung by Boggess” THR
“Sierra Boggess, as the uptight school principal, has brilliantly been allowed to tap into her operatic background and also deliver a truly wondrous ballad in ‘Where Did the Rock Go?’” AP
“Sierra Boggess, as Christine, is the production’s great joy. She has a soprano of porcelain precision”. UK Daily Mail
“In the role, Boggess impresses. The “Little Mermaid” star proves she can also be a little barracuda.” New York Daily News
SYDNEY: Saturday 3 June 2017
Where: State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 723 038
BRISBANE: Thursday 8 June
Where: QPAC, Concert Hall
Tickets: qpac.com.au or 136 246
MELBOURNE: Saturday 10 June
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Tickets: artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183