Nor­ton to star in jazz cabaret

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Thames per­former Denise Nor­ton will stage a clas­sic jazz cabaret in Thames on Oc­to­ber 6.

Nor­ton will per­form with Mark Bradley on pi­ano at the Club in Mackay St, com­plete with two-course ban­quet and com­pli­men­tary cock­tail.

She has risen to be­come a suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional stage per­former, whose ver­sa­til­ity spans from clas­sics to jazz.

Auck­land born, at an early age she be­came a stu­dent mem­ber of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Denise won her first tal­ent show at the age of 11 and at 13 be­came a pri­vate pupil of Dame Sis­ter Mary Leo.

Although she per­formed on tele­vi­sion and took part in the Mar­riage of Fi­garo, La Travi­ata, her first role in the Bartered Bride va­ri­ety was the key for Nor­ton, lead­ing to a cameo role with Tommy Lee Jones as a spear wield­ing war­rior.

Nor­ton joined the stage pro­duc­tion of Evita in New Zealand and af­ter com­plet­ing the New Zealand, Aus­tralian and Hawai­ian tours, ar­rived in Lon­don.

Fur­ther train­ing at the Ac­tors Cen­tre was in­spir­ing for Nor­ton and she par­tic­i­pated in AL Web­bers Re­quiem and did a com­edy Mu­sic Hall at Char­ring Cross the­atre be­fore set­ting her sights on Europe.

Af­ter tour­ing as Mary Mag­da­lene in JC Su­per­star, the call came to join the cast of Cats in Ham­burg – the first of many Broad­way pro­duc­tions to start a new wave of ex­cite­ment in Ger­many.

Nor­ton spent many years based there per­form­ing in mu­si­cals and con­certs, in­clud­ing the High­lights of AL Web­ber.

Now back in New Zealand, she has cre­ated a new cabaret show, and was last seen at the VIC in Devon­port with her One Wo­man Show – from Vi­enna to Broad­way.

Tick­ets for the Thames show are now avail­able from Car­sons Book­shop, Pollen St, Thames.

Thames per­former Denise Nor­ton

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