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Some of Yorkshire’s young singing stars will join Broadway and West End leading lady Marisha Wallace on stage when her UK debut tour hits Leeds. The star of smash-hit shows as Dreamgirls, Waitress, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and, very soon, Hairspray is touring throughout March.

And now students from the Leeds-based Stagebox musical theatre programme will take to the stage with Marisha when she plays Leeds City Varieties on Monday 16 March. They will join the West End star for an unmissable rendition of This Is Me from the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman.

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“We are delighted to be joining Marisha in Leeds,” said Jasmine Quinlan-Gardner, General Manager at Stagebox, “having recently performed alongside her at Cadogan Hall in London back in October.

Marisha Wallace

“It is a real privilege to be invited to perform with such a huge talent and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity. The children are so inspired by Marisha and thrilled to perform.”

With a mentorship and training programme designed for children aged 7-18-years-old who demonstrate extraordinary talent and potential, Stagebox has gained momentum with its exceptional training programmes and lead talent management in London, Leeds and Manchester and new centres for 2020 Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Stagebox members travel to train with the company from all over the UK and Internationally and are currently starring on stage and screen. From starring in Hollywood feature films, on national television and to performing in title roles in the West End and beyond, Stagebox is the ultimate platform for aspiring stars.

Marisha Wallace is currently winning rave reviews in the West End smash hit Waitress and will soon play the iconic role of Motormouth Maybelle in the eagerly awaited West End return of Hairspray, alongside Michael Ball.

Before then though, Marisha cannot wait for her debut UK tour and to perform alongside young singers from Yorkshire.

Marisha said: “I am so happy that young performers from Stagebox are joining me on stage for my Leeds date. This is my first ever headline theatre tour and I really want to make these shows unique and extra special. I cannot think of a better way to do that than to be joined on stage by such super-talented local performers.” Marisha Wallace and the stars of Leeds’ Stagebox musical theatre programme appear at Leeds City Varieties on Monday 16 March.

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