After premiering to sold-out Sydney crowds, A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT will play for three shows only in the Brisbane Powerhouse’s intimate Visy Theatre this September 10th and 11th. Marina is regarded as Australia’s first lady of musical theatre having performed over 20 lead roles in her career thus far, including star roles in musicals such as Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats and soon to be on stage in the all new Australian production of The Sound of Music produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. “I love the freedom of choice, being able to chat and laugh and tell stories as me” said Marina. “A lot of the time, the audience doesn’t know me as me, just as whatever characters I’ve played”.
Marina’s first professional audition resulted in her first lead role - that of Mabel in the Victoria State Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance, since then Marina has gone onto star in productions to the likes of H.M.S Pinafore, The Student Prince, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, Show Boat, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mary Poppins and countless others. A critically acclaimed Australasian concert tour with international tenor José Carreras remains one of the many highlights of Marina’s career. Marina has recorded six CD’s and received numerous awards including four MO Awards, three Greenroom Awards and the Advance Australia Award for her contribution to the performing arts industry, Marina is also well know to television audiences through her appearances on shows such as Carols by Candlelight and as a judge on Channel 7’s It Takes Two.
Marina Prior in A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT at The Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2015, Thursday - 7:00pm performance. Friday - 2:00pm & 7:00pm performances. Tickets starting from $74.00 and bookings can be made via: brisbanepowerhouse.org or through 07 3358 8600.
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