Sing Like No One’s Listening by Vanessa Jones is the perfect read for fans of Musical Theatre. It focuses on a performing arts school and the experience of one the pupils attending it, who has to deal with living in the shadow of the legacy her superstar Mum left behind.
“Nettie Delaney hasn’t been able to sing a note since her mum died. This wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t now attending Dukes, the most prestigious performing arts college in the country, with her superstar mother’s shadow hanging over her. Nettie has her work cut out for her and everyone is watching.
But one night, in an empty studio after college, Nettie finds herself suddenly singing, as someone behind the curtain accompanies her on the piano. Maybe all is not lost for Nettie. Maybe she can find her voice again and survive her first year at Dukes. But can she do it before she gets thrown out?”
Vanessa Jones is certainly an author who writes about what she knows. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey, England and went on to be a musical theatre actor on West End, performing in shows including Sister Act, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and Mary Poppins.
Sing Like No One’s Listening is a book many can relate to. Struggling to find your place in the world and share your talent in a meaningful way.
It’s a book that fans of Glee and Fame will love, it shows just what life is like at a performing arts school. The hard work, the determination, the pressure to do well.
It’s a story of loss, of healing sprinkled with a heathy dose of music, mystery and romance. Sing Like No One’s Listening is a book that you will struggle to put down once you start.