Woodward Mother’s Day Weekend Event Showcases Hollywood Legends
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon is pleased to announce the eagerly awaited return performance of Toni Morrell and David Dial with their nostalgic, multimedia show “The Legendary Ladies of Hollywood,” with two performance options: a dinner theater show on Saturday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m., and a special Mother's Day matinee performance, including a "high tea" with dessert on Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m.
Rated 5 stars by Broadway.com, "The Legendary Ladies of Hollywood” stars British singer-entertainer-comedienne Toni Morrell, along with her husband, musical director and multi-keyboard wizard David Dial. This heart-warming celebration of the most iconic women of the Baby Boomer generation salutes the legendary ladies of film, stage, music and television, from the 1950s through the 1990s and beyond.
This exceptionally entertaining concert show combines unforgettable musical performances of some of the best-loved songs from the American and Broadway Songbooks—along with fun and fascinating “Hollywood Confidential”-type stories and anecdotes, enhanced by captivating on-screen images and superb musical arrangements. Highlights include Marilyn Monroe, Shirley MacLaine, Judy Garland, The Hitchcock Blondes, Debbie Reynolds, Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Cher to name just a few.
In November 2018, husband-wife team Morrell and Dial purchased a home in Knox County, after moving from southern California, where, for the past 20 years, they worked together as professional entertainers. Their critically acclaimed show has been presented in various venues and performing arts theaters throughout the Southwest and other regions of America.
Their previous performance at The Woodward marked the first time Dial had performed in his hometown since leaving Mount Vernon at the age of 25 to pursue a career in the music business. As an accomplished multi-keyboardist, arranger-orchestrator and performer, he has worked with such luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen, James Darren, Carol Channing and others.
From the United Kingdom, Toni Morrell had won three major national talent competitions by the age of 19 and has been delighting international audiences professionally ever since. Shortly after arriving in America, she performed in the main show room at the Trump Castle, Atlantic City, and later headlined in her own show in Las Vegas. Thereafter moving to Los Angeles, she landed a host of roles in musicals including “La Cage Aux Folles” and “Dressing Room Divas,” where she caught the attention of a major voiceover agency in Hollywood, leading to being chosen as “The Voice of the Brand” worldwide for Disney’s Tinker Bell/Disney Fairies motion picture franchise. Toni also co-starred with Broadway Legend Carol Channing, and appeared on prime-time television in Italy before an audience of millions.
For show and ticket information, visit www.thewoodward.org or call 740-263-6737. The Woodward Opera House is located at 107 South Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio, and is the oldest authentic 19th century opera house in America. Follow The Woodward on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for all the latest event information.