With her new show “Home Again” Lorna Dallas makes a long awaited return to the cabaret stage in a show that is sure to please her many fans in the UK and abroad.
Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs
Tuesday 27 June and Tuesday 4 July at 7.00pm
After a two-decade absence, internationally acclaimed West End and New York singing star Lorna Dallas returns to the world of cabaret with her new show, “Home Again,” at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street London W1, on Tuesday 27 and Tuesday 4 July.
Lorna said: “HOME AGAIN is a ‘love letter’ to a place that I’ve always cherished…right here in England among the many friends and fans who have been so loyal to me over the many years. This is, by far, my most personal show…created with my wonderful ‘Team Dallas’… longtime director Barry Kleinbort and the inimitable Jason Carr as musical director. One of the joys in putting this show together has been rediscovering the rich reservoir of music from the various composers I have known or wished I had known…HOME AGAIN also finds me celebrating a fulfilling love… as well as reveling in a new phase of life… my return to the stage… my favorite ‘home’ away from home. Yes, she’s back…with a soupçon of Gershwin, Kern, Kander & Ebb, Amanda McBroom, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim and a few surprises from both sides of the Pond.”
Lorna, who came to prominence in this country when she co-starred opposite Dame Cleo Laine in the landmark revival of “Show Boat,” has since appeared in many West End productions as well as recordings, concerts, films and her own BBC TV show. Her previous cabaret
performances on both sides of the “pond” were met with unqualified praise.
“This is a rare soprano who has an instinct for truth that puts many of her lauded showbiz rivals to shame”
Michael Billington, The Guardian
“Some cabaret artists – like vintage wines – mature and deepen with age.
One such is Lorna Dallas… she is always sublime”
Mark Shenton, The Stage
“Her singing touches the soul and leaves a memory that lasts forever”
Harry Haun, Playbill
Lorna Dallas’ “Home Again” promises to be that rare musical return you won’t want to miss!
Lorna was born in Carrier Mills, Illinois. At 17 she won Talentsville USA, a nationwide talent contest sponsored by Coca Cola – the equivalent today to Britain’s Got Talent – culminating in finals in New York, but she chose instead to go to Indiana University to study for a degree in music before joining the Metropolitan Opera National Company. She went on the road for a year all over the United States and Canada. However, her love for Musical Theatre totally overwhelmed that of her love for opera…and a very happy career in musicals has followed.
She arrived in London in 1971 to star as Magnolia in SHOW BOAT with Dame Cleo Laine at the Adelphi Theatre – the show was such a smash-hit that it ran for a then-record 2 years and 3 months. The production was recorded and presented on the Tony Awards as the best International production of that season.
Lorna fell in love with London, staying in the UK to star in many musicals (SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, HELLO DOLLY! (with Danny La Rue), and THE KING AND I among them), the European prtemiere of CLOSER THAN EVERE, SEVEN DEADLY SINS in Monaco’s Princes Grace Theatre, concerts in all the major London venues (Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and worldwide with the major symphony orchestras with
conductors Skitch Henderson and Don Pippin (Carnegie Hall, New York Town Hall, Brisbane Cultural Center, Napa Valley Opera House), extensive television appearances including The Royal Variety Performance and her own highly rated BBC series, MY SERENADE and LORNA DALLAS. . .MY MUSICAL WORLD, appearing alongside the 77-piece BBC Radio
Orchestra and special guests each week.
She also starred in films including the highly acclaimed UNITED 93 and was honoured to present the film at the White House for President Bush. Her poignant recordings as part of the Oral History of the 9/11 event can be heard at the United 93 Memorial Site in Shanksville.
Her extensive charity appearances for the Army Benevolent Fund and the Not Forgotten Association are legendary and
recently she compered and starred in a special presentation at Buckingham Palace for the Royal Family. She has also starred in countless Gala concerts to benefit various charitable organizations.
Her CD, THE GIRL I KNEW, celebrating the music of Novello & Kern, was named BBC Album of the Year. She won rave reviews for her one woman shows at Jermyn Street Theatre, a theatre dear to her heart. Her cabaret performances in New York (The Algonquin and the Firebird) also won rave reviews…and, in fact, on both sides of the Pond. London has
remained her home since 1971…and that love affair has no end in sight!
An totally engaging and versatile artist in all aspects of the theatre whether it be the stage, TV, films, concerts, musical theatre…a woman for all seasons”