In a sensational tribute, Melanie Parry brings to life the legendary Judy Garland at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Wednesday 18 April at 11.00am.
Audiences will love this journey through Judy’s career, spanning the years of films, concerts, TV shows, her Carnegie Hall triumphs and her nightclub appearances.
Don’t miss the this sparkling tribute with favourite songs including Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Zing Went the Strings, Meet Me in St Louis, Get Happy, Almost Like Being in Love and many more.
Starting from the young, two year old Judy, the journey features film clips and narratives of Judy’s life and career, from her auditions with MGM, her golden years with Vincent Minnelli (who directed her in many memorable MGM musicals), her eventual split with Metro, her triumphant concert years with producer and manager Sid Luft, her dramatically demanding film role in A Star is Born, her Carnegie Hall triumphs and then finally to the end of her life and career, with her tragic death in 1969 at the age of only 47 years.
Melanie is a trained coloratura soprano singer and actress, and one of Australia's leading ladies of song.
Parry started in show business at the age of eleven with the Nine Network and made guest appearances on shows such as Johnny Young’s Young Talent Time.
Much of her early adult career was spent in the theatres and cabaret rooms of United Kingdom and Europe performing songs from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Mack & Mable, while studying further with the Welsh National Opera.
In 1999, Melanie created and produced the acclaimed show Judy Garland – A Life in Song and released the CD in the same year. In 2001, Melanie was invited to perform the show at the prestigious Monte Carlo Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Melanie continues to perform this show nationally and internationally to the present day.
Take a ride with the fabulous voice and sparkling personality of this sensational artist, as she sings the songs of Judy Garland like no other performer.
||A Morning With ... Melanie Parry
||Wed 18 April, 11.00am
||Paradise Showroom, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, 4217
||Single ticket $16.00, Groups 6+ $14.00pp Tickets include complimentary light morning tea from 10.15am and lucky door prizes
||5588 4000 www.theartscentregc.com.au