The fireworks were unquestionably on full display when Jessica Hendy laid into the emotionally gigantic power ballad "Nobody's Side", giving Idina Menzel and original star Elaine Paige a run for their money.
Hendy gives an even more evocative portrait of a damaged woman who yearns to get her life back to normal — or at least “next to normal.”
The expressive Jessica Hendy, all tattered gray lace and despairing attitude as the frayed Grizabella, does beautifully by the poignant words and music of “Memory.”
Vocal powerhouse Jessica Hendy leads the strong ensemble as mother Diana, whose struggles with mental illness drives the plot. She shows great range with the character and I enjoyed the moments of humor she found, in the script, to comment on and cope with her condition.