Sheena Easton to Perform Hits at Pepperdine

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Performing hits from her 40-year musical career as a singer, actor and Broadway star, Sheena Easton will take the stage at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre on Saturday, January 19.

“Modern Girls,” “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” and “U Got The Look” with Prince are some of the singles for which Easton is best known.

Easton’s early musical influences include Motown, Barbra Streisand, rock and ’70s soul, and her recording career has included gold and platinum albums in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

The Grammy Award-winning singer, who has born in Bellshill, Scotland, has sold over 20 million records worldwide and is the only artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. She has performed around the world, including in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Taipei.

Wearing her other hat, Easton’s acting credits include a five-episode appearance on “Miami Vice” and a co-starring role opposite Stacy Keach in the John Carpenter-directed Showtime trilogy “Body Bags.”

“On Broadway Easton starred as Aldonza/Dulcinea in ‘Man of La Mancha’ opposite the late Raul Julia’s Don Quixote,” Pepperdine stated in a release. “Throughout its year-run the play remained one of the top five grossing hits at the box office.”

The Malibu performance is sponsored by the office of Pepperdine President Andrew K. Benton. Tickets, which start at $40 for adults and $10 for students, are available by calling 310-506-4522.

The performance will take place at 8 p.m. at Pepperdine, located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway.