Musical theatre and opera legends Marina Prior and David Hobson to tour to Nelson Bay in May

IN TUNE: Musical theatre and opera legends David Hobson and Marina Prior will tour their new show, The 2 of Us, to Wests Nelson Bay Digger in May.
IN TUNE: Musical theatre and opera legends David Hobson and Marina Prior will tour their new show, The 2 of Us, to Wests Nelson Bay Digger in May.

Following sell-out performances on their national tour last year, soprano and tenor powerhouses Marina Prior and David Hobson return to the stage in 2019 with new songs and stories.

Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, Prior and Hobson will tour their new and “up close and personal” show The 2 of Us to Wests Nelson Bay Digger in May.

During a two hour intimate performance, Prior and Hobson will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

“It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in,” Prior said.

Hobson added that the intimate nature of the show was “like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both yours and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in”.

Prior is regarded as one of Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre. 

She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera

Prior has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras. 

Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, Prior was also a cast member of the 2015 ABC television series The Divorce

Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists. 

He has sung many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL grand final, Carols by Candlelight, ABC television show Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s arts channel, Studio.

The pair will perform in Nelson Bay on May 24.

Tickets for the show, on sale now from Wests or online at westsnewcastle.com.au, cost $59.

Doors open at 7.15pm. The show starts 8pm.

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