Perfect Harmony. Bernadette Peters tour

Bernadette PetersIn 2010, Kylie van der Veer was looking forward to a holiday in New York. On a whim, she sent an email to acclaimed Broadway vocal coach Adrienne Angel, asking if she could possibly arrange a voice class with Adrienne while she was in NY. What happened subsequently is almost the stuff of fairytale – or fate – whichever way you look at it.

Kylie and Adrienne ‘clicked’ and got on so famously that a strong friendship and professional relationship was forged (plus a few free singing lessons!).

After meeting Adrienne and being whisked backstage after an inspiring performance by Bernadette Peters in A Little Night Music on Broadway, Kylie came up with an audacious business idea. Why not bring Adrienne out to Australia to conduct master classes with our music theatre community? Well for a start, although Kylie had worked in arts management and administration for some years, producing and touring an international artist was a whole new ball game. It was a big project and a big gamble but anyone who attended Adrienne Angel’s Melbourne master classes in 2011 can tell you it was a raging success.

"Bringing Adrienne out here was a stimulating experience and it was definitely a learning curve that I am very grateful for." 

And it lit a fire in Kylie van der Veer.

Recently Kylie joined forces with TV and film producer Annie Flynn to form Harmony House productions. Partners in business and life, Kylie and Annie proudly named Harmony House Productions in honor of Kylie’s beloved late Grandparent’s home Harmony House. Adorning their front door for more than 30 years Harmony House was the signpost for a home full of music and love. And their first producing coup is pretty extraordinary.

Broadway queen Bernadette Peters will be heading here in April for a series of concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Adrienne Angel will also be coming and conducting her acclaimed master classes.

Kylie says, "I spent most of my childhood growing up on stage. Bernadette Peters and Peter Allen were right there as my favorites. The Masterclasses with Adrienne inspired me to pursue this path and when I met Annie we knew with our combined skills and interests that the time was right.”

Already the concerts are selling fast and Kylie and Annie and quietly optimistic. “We are truly honored to be touring Bernadette Peters and Adrienne Angel as we launch Harmony House Productions. This is a long time dream, much more than a business venture and we are determined to make this tour equally as wonderful for Australia as it is for us.”

Adrienne is lauded by her voice students who include Bernadette Peters, Cher and Kenneth Brannagh and a mentor to many up and coming music theatre stars. Her masterclasses provide a rare opportunity for local singers to be instructed and inspired.

You won’t want to miss these exciting events.


Bernadette Peters in Concert

Sydney
Theatre Royal
Wednesday 2 – Thursday 3 April 2014
A Res $149, B Res $109
8pm Performance

Gold Coast
Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Saturday 5 April 2014
A Res $119 only
8pm Performance

Melbourne
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 April 2014
A Res $149, B Res $109, C Res $99
8pm Performance

Visit: www.bernadettepeters.com.au



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