**The competition is now closed**
An amazing story and incredible music – Billie Holiday was a legend. And that legend lives on in a show at the Grand Opera House this week.
Nina Kristofferson’s The Billie Holiday Story takes you through the highs and lows of the singer’s career.
And you can be there, courtesy of YorkMix and the Grand Opera House.
We have three pairs of tickets to give away to Thursday’s show (April 17), with two copies of the CD of the show for runners up.
The incredible story of the 1950s superstar is punctuated with some of her greatest hits like God Bless The Child, Good Morning Heartache, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain and All Of Me.
Billie Holiday’s uniquely soulful singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time.
Today, Holiday is remembered for her masterpieces, creativity and vivacity, as many of Holiday’s songs are as well known today as they were decades ago.
Holiday’s poignant voice is still considered to be one of the greatest jazz voices of all time.
Nina has been described by The Times as “hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying” and “magnificient” by The Stage.
The musical play brings a brilliant cocktail of songs and stories from Billie Holiday’s life stirring the haunting memories that plagued her.
To enter, answer this question:
Who plays Billie Holiday in the Grand Opera House show?
Send your answer on an email to [email protected] with ‘Billie Holiday Competition’ in the subject line. Please include a daytime contact telephone number.
Each of the first three emails with the correct answer picked at random will win a pair of tickets for Nina Kristofferson’s The Billie Holiday Story at the Grand Opera House on April 17, 2014. Two runners up will each win the CD.
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday, April 16.
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- Nina Kristofferson’s The Billie Holiday Story is at the Grand Opera House, York, on Thursday, April 17
- Tickets are £24 to £37, and can be booked via the box office on 0844 871 3024 or go to the website