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The Voice Behind the Stars

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Divine Diva delights with solo performance about Marni Nixon
Eliza Jackson is the Voice Behind the Voice Behind the Stars
Eliza Jackson is the Voice Behind the Ghost Singer Behind the Stars

How do you create a great musical? Is it a cast of thousands, stunning costumes and a full orchestra?

Not in the case of this simply stunning show.

Take just three props, a mic stand, a small chair and table, and one big screen. Simplicity itself. But then you add the voice of one woman, Eliza Jackson. Eliza creates total magic with pitch-perfect range as she weaves solo, the story of the "ghost singer" behind so many of our famous actors. And it is a breathtaking hour with standing ovations at the end.

I have to admit, all my life, I knew Audrey Hepburn was a lovely singer, but not very powerful. My belief was that Julie Andrews was the ghost voice in, My Fair Lady. This wonderful musical debunks all those misconceptions and reveals the story of Marni Nixon. Marni Nixon is the ghost singer behind the voices of stars in over 50 Hollywood films including Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Carr, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe.

This was a deep Hollywood secret and Marni was required to sign confidentiality agreements to never admit she was that fabulous voice we all fell in love from some of Hollywood's best musicals.

Eliza in this beautifully acted, executed and sung show, takes you back in time and brings alive the magic Hollywood weaves. See this show to find out how the truth came out about her ghost singing. It is startling and moving.

Marni eventually did make it onto the big screen in acting and singing roles, including being cast in The Sound of Music as one of the singing nuns.

The singer making this story come to life, with her astonishing and breathtaking voice, is Eliza Jackson. Eliza is the divine diva behind the voice, behind the ghost, behind the stars. We are very lucky to be able to claim her as an Australian with this type of talent. She was born in Sydney, Australia but lives aboard in London now. She trained at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia).

She has extensive training in both acting and singing and in this performance it shines. She is in demand for performances all over London, but we are lucky she is in the country for just a few shows.

This is a must see if it is near you.
Tickets are only $40 and worth every cent.

She is at Chapel on Chapel mid-Jan and
then moves to the Seymour Reginald Theatre for 23 and 24th of January in Sydney, then onto Western Australia to Fringe World from the 10th to the 13th of Feb, 2019

Keep checking the internet for other possible venues, it is worth the search.
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Why? You love singing, acting, musicals.
When: now to end of February
Phone: At theatres
Where: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Cost: $40
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