From the South Orange Performing Arts Center:
Cyrille Aimée brings her acclaimed show A Sondheim Adventure to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Hailed for her interpretations of the Sondheim masterworks, Cyrille Aimée brings a jazzy fresh take to the lovely complexities of the legendary composer’s musical theatre masterpieces, and makes them sparkle anew.
Winner of the 2012 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, Cyrille Aimée, has a wealth of experiences in her young life that have shaped her sound and love of music. She ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious Jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from singing Sondheim alongside Bernadette Peters to sharing her story in a TEDx talk; from braving the notoriously tough audiences at New York’s Apollo Theatre to being called a “rising star in the galaxy of Jazz singers” by The New York Times.
No less an authority than Stephen Sondheim recognized that Cyrille Aimée’s captivating gift for storytelling through song would translate to the theatrical stage. The musical theater icon hand-picked her to star alongside the legendary Bernadette Peters in an Encores Special Presentation tribute to Sondheim at New York’s City Center in November 2013, backed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The native of France was captivated by Sondheim’s work, one thing led to another, and the stage was set for A Sondheim Adventure, and a full immersion into the Sondheim canon.
Cyrille Aimée appears on the SOPAC stage March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26-$36 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at SOPACnow.org/events/cyrille-aimee or by calling the box office at (973) 313-2787.