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Falling In Love Again
Marlene Dietrich Cabaret Show
Trace and Erin
really knowing what to expect from "Falling in love again" a
cabaret act based on the performances of Marlene Dietrich, we
were genuinely surprised at the polished performance given by
Jennifer Ward-Lealand and the excellent support she received
from Grant Winterburn and Aaron Coddel on Piano and Base.
Jennifer performed twenty three wonderful songs, authentically
presented and evoking in the audience a sense of nostalgia for
smoke filled dining rooms with exquisitely clad patrons.
We kept wanting to sip on a martini and toe tap but the Street
theatre seats prohibited our natural inclinations. We would love
to see this performed in a cabaret setting though this is
contrary to the actual later Dietich performances which were in
True to Dietrichís performances from the 1950's onwards Jennifer
has retained the simple elegant dress and minimal movements of
the great diva while communicating passion, humour and wit
through occasional asides and explanations between songs.
Her mezzo soprano range did not simply mimic Dietrich rather
Jennifer brought light and shade to her performance which, in
our opinion gave great depth to her renditions of these classic
songs. "White Grass" had Trace in tears, tis particular song was
never recorded by Dietrich, though performed by her. If you want
a copy of this great song make sure you purchase the CD at the
performances or from
was extremely gracious with her attention and time after the
show, gladly signing CDís, mixed paraphernalia and sitting and
chatting to the enamoured Xena fans. What an extremely talented
lady. We truly hope she graces
with her presence again.
We would happily recommend seeing "falling in love again" to all
Dietrich fans and Jennifer fans, It
was a moving, funny and flawless performance.
LAUNCHES CD, FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
thrilled to announce her CD, Falling in Love Again, a recording
of her touring cabaret show Jennifer Ward-Lealand Falling in Love
Click here for more about the CD including a complete song list and
instructions on how to order.