Marisha Wallace to play two Christmas concerts at Charing Cross Theatre
On Sunday 3 December Marisha Wallace, who takes over full time as Effie White in the hugely successful Dreamgirls next week, will perform two intimate concerts at Charing Cross Theatre, featuring tracks from her debut album, Soul Holiday, plus many other seasonal favourites.
You’ll hear her unique, soul-drenched take on Do You Hear What I Hear and I’ll Be Home For Christmas, plus Joyful Joyful from the movie Sister Act 2 and lots more. There will also be a special guest or two dropping in to join the party.
“My memories of Christmas live in the music that I listened to while making Christmas dinner with my Grandma Mary. The songs that rang through the house while we unwrapped gifts and prayed together over the food. I wanted to create an album that had all the fixings of a Christmas dinner but with a healthy helping of soul. A Christmas album that you would want to listen to even if it wasn’t Christmas. In a world that is in much need of some joy, let’s start with the soul”
Marisha Wallace made her West End debut in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre direct from Broadway. Since being in London she has also played Celie in The Color Purple in Concert (Cadogan Hall).
On Broadway Marisha has starred in Something Rotten! (Eggie White & u/s Bea – Original Broadway Cast); Disney’s Aladdin (Fortune Teller, Attendant & u/s Babkak – Original Broadway Cast).