Latest reviews for "Over the Rainbow"

The account of her insecurity, and indecision over her career path, is paper-thin for most of the evening and rather too smaltzy at the end. But all this is stunningly counter-balanced by the vocal performance of Nicole Faraday in the title role.
More familiar to television soap audience (Bad Girls and Emmerdale), she captures the Cassidy mix of soul, blues and country with bravado and magnificent timber, helped at times in the challenging array of more than 20 songs by Rose-Marie, once described as the Irish Bette Midler, as fellow songstress Mary Ann Redmond, and Robert Grose as music mogul Chuck Brown.
The five-strong band add considerably to the feel of a tribute show, with some of the best moments coming from the quieter numbers such as `Like Never Before` and the lachrymose finale of `What a Wonderful World.`
Jeremy Brien
Summary: Heartfelt musical biography, strong on the vocal front but in need of a much-improved script.

if you enjoy the music of Eva Cassidy the performance from Nicole Faraday, as Eva, is outstanding. She changes the tone of her singing filling the many moods and styles of Eva's singing with ease. The standing ovation was certainly for her amazing performance throughout - See more HERE

A few emails of support for Nicole's performance in "Over the Rainbow"

"saw this show yesterday in Skegness and was AMAZING! Cried buckets as it was so emotional. Fabulous production by all the cast and Nicole in particular was superb. Thank you for a wonderful evening. The best money I have spent all year."

"I came with my friend to see you in Over The Rainbow at the Lancaster Grand on the 18th September, we were sat on the front row, and wow what a show. I have been a huge Eva fan for years and at one point i closed my eyes and it was like i was listening to Eva sing, you certainly did Eva a huge justice how wonderful your voice is it was truly magical listening to you.
My very good friend Cathy lost her Mum to cancer when she was 18 yrs old, so it was sad but also very endearing for her, we both cried most of the way through more so in the second half and we both could of watched the story over again.
Thank you so much for coming to Lancaster wow what a performance"

A sample of the latest tweets of support for Nicole's performance in Over the Rainbow:

"Loved u as Eva Cassidy tonight Over The Rainbow! Wow! U have an incredible voice! Goosebumps! So lovely 2 meet u after briefly 2! X"

"Loved Over The Rainbow in Motherwell last night, amazing voice! good luck with the rest of your tour :-) x"

"Great show tonight, @Nickyfar was amazing, her rendition of over the rainbow gave me goose bumps. Thanks for a great eve"

"Loved the show tonight @Nickyfar We were the ones sniffing in the 3rd row!"

"Took my wife to see you last night for her birthday, thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring gift.. You got into my soul"

"Tip: don't wear mascara to watch the Eva Cassidy musical. Sobbed like a baby. Absolutely incredible"

"@Nickyfar sang brilliantly in Over The Rainbow - The Eva Cassidy story last night."

"loved the show last night, you have an amazing voice, I started standing ovation on front row."

"Epic sing tonight. Such a mammoth task and you coped with (apparent) ease. Very impressive."

"Hi watched the show last night you were fantastic. Your voice was spot on as Eva Cassidy , and the whole show was excellent!"

"Excellent show last night x"