The vocal stylings of Rebecca Storm are set to fill Kilkenny’s Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre this weekend.
When she lands in Kilkenny, it will be with a full band for a special early-evening show in the county’s outdoor venue as Crossroads Recordings continue their run of summer shows.
Dubbed “Ireland’s leading lady of musical theatre”, Storm has performed some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre over the past four decades including Eva Peron in Evita, Fantine in Les Miserables, Florence in Chess, Rose in Aspects of Love, Edith Piaf in Piaf, Joan of Arc in Jeanne and most recently Miss Hannigan in Annie.
After many years in Londons’ West End theatre world, Rebecca now calls Kildare home and, being no stranger to Kilkenny in recent years, she’ll be making her first stop in Ballykeeffe this Saturday evening.
“I can’t wait. I’ve never played this beautiful amphitheatre before, I just can’t wait”, said Storm earlier this week.
“We had the rehearsals with all the musicians last week and it was such a magical feeling. We’ve a fabulous band, some great singers”, she says, raring to go after the bones of 18 months on the sidelines from a touring point of view, an appearance in Blood Brothers in Dublin before Covid struck among the last of her public performances.
It is a sold-out show, gates at 7pm for a 7.30pm stage start.
Next stop for Storm will be an outdoor show at Fota (Cork) on 12 September along with a number of streaming shows.