The story of soul legend Etta James starring Vika Bull
This smash-hit show had its world premiere in 2013 and since then has played to packed houses and thunderous applause throughout Australia and New Zealand. Having recently completed a sell-out season at Arts Centre Melbourne this incredible show returns one more to Sydney Opera House – for one week only from 12 to 17 July.
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Starring the sensational Vika Bull At Last tells the story of soul legend Etta James turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and many more.
Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians.
"Vika’s voice is an astonishing instrument and so honed; it could fill virtually any space, indoors or out; she has the power to give chills and thrills" - Daily Review (Image: Matt Deller)
During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Sadly, Etta’s frantic recording and touring schedule coincided with her ever-growing addiction problems and over time she not only sang the blues. . . she lived the blues. Mercifully, her passion for life and strength of character saw her conquer her demons and she continued to record and perform into her seventies.
What is your favourite Etta James song?
Venue: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Dates: 12 to 17 July
Show times: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm | Saturday 2pm & Sunday 3pm
Prices: $74 to $119 (booking fees apply)
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or call 02 9250 7777
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What is your favourite Etta James song? Let us know in the comments below.