“Music is so powerful for evoking feelings of nostalgia. When I teased the idea of a Burt Bacharach show, I could see people’s eyes light up and it became clear that providing a show in such restless times is essential in taking audiences to that happy, sweet place of yesteryear.” –Ali Harper
Wednesday 28 July – Ali Harper sings Burt Bacharach
Ali Harper is a consummate performer – a superb actress, a brilliant vocalist and a wonderful entertainer.
Her amazing vocal range and skilful modulation, is complemented by great stage presence and an ability to establish excellent rapport with the audience. Ali’s remarkable versatility enables her to sing in the style of vocalists like Shirley Bassey, Edith Piaf, Eva Cassidy and Doris Day, as well as demonstrate a distinctive style of her own.
Not surprisingly, Ali’s talent has gained her international recognition and she was highly praised her performance at The Metropolitan Room in New York.
With her career spanning 30 years, Ali has starred in numerous musicals and plays throughout New Zealand. Highlights include Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, A Shortcut to Happiness, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris, Calendar Girls, Jerry’s Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Tell Me on a Sunday.
Ali’s production company Ali-Cat Productions produces and tours her shows; The Look of Love, Songs for Nobodies, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and A Down-Under Diva! and she has also enjoyed time abroad as a Guest Entertainer on Cruise ships and is in demand as an MC. Her other business Cultivate Joy specialises in coaching singing and acting as well as freelancing as a yoga teacher & NLP Practitioner.
Ali’s six albums are The Look of Love, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Naughty and Nice, Songs for Everybody and Something So Right.
She has previously performed several times in Kapiti and these shows have always been excellent.
The Look Of Love with Ali Harper, Tom Rainey on piano and Harry Harrison on guitar is on at Southwards on Wednesday 28 July.
7.30pm-9.00pm (No Interval)
Paraparaumu – eventfinda.co.nz / Coastlands Shopping Centre