Soaring with the exuberance of the greatest stage musicals and enriched with magnificence of a full orchestra, Broadway to the West End will hit a new high note for all lovers of fine entertainment.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra together with four of New Zealand’s finest stage performers, Broadway to the West End is a must-see concert for Christchurch musical theatre fans on 29th & 30th April at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Under the conductorship of maestro Kenneth Young, the 39-piece Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform with Tim Beveridge, Tizane McEvoy, Juliet Reynolds-Midgley and the talented young stage star fresh from touring with The Ten Tenors Cameron Barclay.
Together they will perform music from some of the world’s best-loved musicals including Oliver, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and more and an arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classics.
In 1958, under the vision and direction of Professor John Ritchie, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra was formed.
Christchurch is a multi-cultural community bursting with artistic talent, at the heart of which are CSO players who live and work within the city. These talented musicians are the backbone of orchestra and play an integral role in the fabric of Christchurch’s cultural society.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Tim has encompassed many roles including actor, singer, producer, conductor and arranger.
Starting in musical theatre, he was one of the youngest performers to play the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera in Sydney at the early age of 29, then appeared on the world stage by winning a place in the final of the world’s most prestigious music theatre competition, the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre in the UK in both 2000 and 2002 – the only person ever to appear in two consecutive finals.
Other principal roles in musical theatre include the Australasian premiere of Sunset Boulevard in Melbourne in the Australian/NZ tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Throughout NZ, Tim’s performances also include principal roles in Les Miserables, Evita, Me and My Girl, Anything Goes and Carousel. He played The Pirate King in the hit production of The Pirates of Penzance and most recently Emile De Beque in the NZ tour of South Pacific.
Tizane has become a feature of touring musical theatre shows in the past few years. Other credits include The Mikado, Blood Brothers, Mary Poppins, Pirates of Penzance (Touring); Sweeney Todd (Maidment); Oliver! (Sky City); Oklahoma!, Turn of the Screw; The Telephone and most recently Rizzo in Grease. The highlight of her career thus far has been performing at the Vector Arena with Kiri te Kanawa and Andrea Bocelli.
Born in England, Juliet had her first professional singing engagement at the age of twelve, she played the part of Ngana in the CBS recording of South Pacific, alongside Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Mandy Patinkin and Sarah Vaughan.
Since arriving in New Zealand, in 1998, Juliet has appeared as a soloist in a number of events including Starry Nights, Classical Sparks, Coco-Cola Christmas in the Park and the Arts, Jazz and Blues and Cabaret Festivals. She and her Jazz band had a residency at The Crowne Plaza for four years and she has had the pleasure of singing alongside Dame Malvina Major and Malcolm McNeill.
A recipient of the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist for NBR NZ Opera, this tenor has also become a regular fixture of touring stage productions. His credits include Pirates of Penzance directed by Raymond Hawthorne and performing alongside George Henare, Helen Medlyn and Geraldine Brophy and last year’s production of Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera in Japan. Other credits include touring with The Ten Tenors, and roles in the famous operas Pagliacci, Madam Butterfly and La Bohème.