It’s with mixed emotions that we write to tell you that Anna Martin will no longer be coming to Edinburgh with Lady Sings it Better. No, there is no scandal here, she didn’t embezzle our indiegogo funds or sleep with half the band. Anna has been lucky enough to score a really exciting theatre role which she could not turn down. Unfortunately (devastatingly!) for us, the production is on in August. We are really proud of her and we insist you all go and see the show (details soon!) because we’re sure she’ll be breathtaking.
Anna has sung in every Lady Sings it Better show we’ve ever done. She was there that first rehearsal when we clumsily ‘arranged’ Fat Bottomed Girls in Chandra’s lounge room, without a pianist, without a band and without any idea of the enormous adventure we were embarking on. She is a huge asset to the team and is very well loved by us all.
With such big, talented shoes to fill, we have been quickly and madly holding auditions this past week, and we’re pleased to say we’ve found two wonderful singers to step in. Lady started off with 6 singers and always feels right with this nice even number. Since we were spoilt for choice, we’ve invited both Monique Potter and Jenni Little to join the company.
Monique and Jenni are going to hit the ground running in preparation for departure and you’ll soon see them prancing about the stage with us. You can still catch Anna at our gig at Slide May 17, and at the Asylum Seeker Centre Trivia Night May 18.
Congratulations Anna and welcome aboard Monique and Jenni!
A bit of info about our newest Ladies…
Monique Potter graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre in 2003 with first class honours in performance. Monique has done a range of television and radio voice-overs nation wide and she has appeared on ABC TV as a presenter in children’s series Food For Thought. Monique joined Belvoir Theatre Company’s cast of Threepenny Opera in 2003 and toured with them to Columbia as part of the Bogota Festival. Monique has been a front vocalist for several cover bands for over 10 years and she performed in the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2004. After moving to Sydney in 2007 Monique toured with Melbourne based theatre company – Perform Education Musicals (Echelon Productions) touring NSW primary schools with musical theatre shows.
Jenni studied Music Theatre at the Actors College of Theatre and Television. During her time at ACTT she appeared in The Black Kat Cabaret directed by Stephen Helper and Hollywood Babylon. She has appeared in the NSW premiere of Bare: A Pop Opera as part of the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival and Wonderland, a new adult musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Jenni was a valued member of the Australian Girls Choir for 10 years and gained extensive experience performing at events such as Carols in the Domain, as a choir member in The Boy From Oz at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and alongside Caroline O’Connor for Rotary. Jenni is thrilled to be joining Lady Sings it Better for their Edinburgh Fringe adventures.