Prelude to a Kiss
Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
Under the creative direction of the National Stage Company of Canada comes an original west coast concert presentation memorializing the 25th Anniversary year since the passing of the legendary ELLA FITZGERALD.
PRELUDE TO A KISS blends together an unforgettable evening of popular jazz standards and ballads made famous by the multi Grammy Award-winning 'first lady of song', Ella Fitzgerald.
Set against a stunning background, PRELUDE TO A KISS fills the stage with iconic music that paints an intimate portrait of the woman, the artist, and the American legend she became. With incredible lead vocals by Hawaiian born recording artist, and star of the hit Renee James production of 'Motown Magic' (2019), LEINA DEBOER, accompanied by celebrated Canadian pianist, MORRISSEY DUNN, this stirring new concert is an event not to be missed.
Featuring classic hits like 'Summertime', 'The Man That Got Away', 'Blue Skies', 'Get Happy', 'Night and Day' and 'Over the Rainbow', among countless others, PRELUDE TO A KISS will undoubtedly transport audiences back to an era when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
PRELUDE TO A KISS is not just a musical concert, but a sentimental journey that embodies a level of glamour, storytelling, and showmanship that will thrill audiences of all ages. We welcome you to join us exclusively this October for this limited west coast tour.