The first lady of British Musical Theatre performs her sell-out farewell concert on screen
Sedona AZ (May 11, 2015) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud join cinemas around the globe to host the big screen premiere of “I’m Still Here — Elaine Paige at the Royal Albert Hall: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. The theatrical stage production will be featured in high definition on Tuesday, May 26 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m.
ScreenLive presents a unique and ground-breaking evening in cinemas around the world, when the incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sellout farewell concert “I’m Still Here” from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen, accompanied by a live performance and Q&A with Richard E. Grant.
Filmed for cinema, the concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra, with “The First Lady of British Musical Theatre” performing highlights from her extraordinary 50-year career, which included originating the roles of Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in Cats and Florence in Chess.
Full of great musical moments — including special guest tenor Gardar Thor Cortes — the evening will finish with a special treat for fans as Elaine creates all-new memories, performing and chatting from London with Richard E Grant, where she’ll be reflecting on her illustrious career.
Award-winning Elaine Paige, actress, singer, producer, radio presenter, has made a unique and major contribution to the development and production of the stage musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy, Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, Sweeney Todd, The Drowsy Chaperone and most recently Follies. She has defined them, set standards, and in 1995 was awarded an OBE for services to Musical Theatre by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A thrilling live performer, Elaine has performed in concert all over the world; she has recorded 21 solo albums and earned eight consecutive gold and four multi-platinum discs and has achieved chart topping hits including Memory, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and I Know Him So Well which have become her signatures. Elaine also continues to be one of the star presenters on BBC Radio 2 with her own lunchtime show, Elaine Paige On Sunday, which is now in its 11th year and regularly attracts over 2 million listeners each week.
“I’m Still Here — Elaine Paige at the Royal Albert Hall” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Tuesday, May 26 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Tickets can also be ordered online at: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.