Rebecca sat down with Matt Tamanini of Broadway Radio (via phone) to talk about what it’s like for actors who work away from their home cities, wherever they might be.
After only 10 days of rehearsal, Legally Blonde is officially open at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. Rebecca is starring as Paulette. The show runs through May 5th and tickets are going fast.
January 4-6, 2019
After a 2 month run at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, the Winter Wonderettes closed out the holiday season at the beautiful Hampton Arts Center with a weekend of performances in this historic theatre.
November 28, 12018
The Winter Wonderettes had the honor of performing at the 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall along with Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philly Pops, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, the Philly Phanatic, Eagles' Swoop and the Flyers' Gritty, plus a couple thousand friends.
November 15, 2018
The Winter Wonderettes opened in the midst of a huge snow storm, one of the earliest on record for Philadelphia. Despite the snow, the show went on and marked Rebecca's 17th opening night at the Walnut Street Theatre.
October 19th & 20th, 2018
The 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert of the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities (which was Rebecca's Broadway debut) took place at Birdland Theater in NYC with four sold out performances.
August 11, 2018
Rebecca returned to her opera roots for an evening of arias and duets with The Hillyer Festival Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera tenor,
Yeghishe Manucharyan. The evening included arias from Die Fledermaus, Candide, Susannah, I Pagliacci and Tosca as well as duets from La Traviata, La Boheme and the contemporary duet, "The Prayer". Even though the rain moved the concert indoors, it still made for a magical evening.
July 26, 2018
Rebecca returned to the Great Waters Music Festival for her fourth engagement and premiered her newest cabaret, "I Am What I Am". Accompanied by her friend and collaborator Dr. Chris Shepard, the evening featured songs only from shows that Rebecca has actually performed in inlcuding, Carnival, She Loves Me, Ragtime, The Phantom of the Opera and many more.
June 14th-21st, 2018
Rebecca was honored to be part of Bristol Riverside Theatre's Summer Music Fest, singing in their first concert of the 2018 season, Unforgettable. Songs included "My Funny Valentine", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Memory", "Begin The Beguine", "MacArthur Park" and "Climb Every Mountain". She was joined on stage by Keith Spencer, Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Elyse Langley and Derrick Cobey along with violinist Claudia Pellegrini and the BRT concert band directed by Keith Baker.
May 15, 2018
An evening of songs performed by Broadway performers to benefit the Open Hearts/Open Doors program in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Rebecca joined her dear friend Ben Lipitz as well as George Dvorsky, Jen Malenke, Tshidi Manye, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Michael St. John and Stephen Carlile Music direction and orchestrations by W. Brent Sawyer.
May 1-20, 2018
For the first three weeks of May, Rebecca played the bawdy, wise cracking and steadfastly loyal maid, Corine, in Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Triumph of Love. She was thrilled to finally be playing the comic relief in a show, especially alongside her long time friend Danny Rutigliano and dance partner extraordinaire, Adam Hoyak.
October 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Rebecca spent the holidays playing the 1930's sharp dressed secretary, Grace Farrell. Somehow she handled 75 performance of Annie while successfully avoiding the norovirus, the flu and viral laryngitis. She wouldn't have wanted to spend the holidays any other way or in any other place other than her home theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre, located in the 2018 Super Bowl Champion city of Philadelphia.
September 12 - October 15, 2017
Rebecca sang off-key 8 shows a week playing the iconic role of Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley's play, Souvenir, A Fantasia on The Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at Walnut Street Theatre. She played opposite Jonas Cohen as Cosme and the play was directed by Debi Marcucci.
July 6, 2017
Any Place I Hang My Hat, Rebecca's cabaret about her adventures while on the road with The Phantom of The Opera, debuted at The Great Waters Music Festival. She was accompanied by her friend and colleague Dr. Chris Shepard. Songs included, "Far From The Home I Love", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "San Francisco", "I'm Through With Love", "Skyfall", "The Boxer" and "Celebrate Me Home" just to name a few.
April 7, 2017
In celebration of the Philadelphia Phillies 135 season, Rebecca performed "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch for the 2017 season home opener at Citizens Bank Park. There were 23, 697 fans in attendance and it was a frigid 48 degrees at game time.
April 4 - May 28, 2017
Jerry's Girls marks the first regional show Rebecca has ever done twice. Directed by Ellie Mooney, the show also starred Barbara McCulloh and Adrienne S. Wells. Rebecca sang some of her favorite Jerry Herman tunes: "Before The Parade Passes By", "If He Walked Into My Life", "Nelson" and "I Am What I Am".
March 5, 2017
After 22 months on the road, Rebecca said a fond adieu to The Phantom of The Opera 25th Anniversary North American Tour. She visited 32 cities, 18 states and 2 countries and was fortunate enough to go on in the role of Carlotta Giudicelli for 46 performances.
December 10, 2016
Rebecca was the guest soloist with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra for their holiday pops concert at the historic Abbott Hall in Marblehead, MA.
July 19, 2016
Rebecca made her Kennedy Center Debut as Carlotta in The Phantom of The Opera North American Tour, and also celebrated her 40th performance in the role.
July 15, 2016
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber attended the Friday night performance of Phantom at The Kennedy Center. He was seen during the show clapping his hands over his head and yelling brava. After the show he was gracious enough to take photos with the cast and crew.
September 10, 2015
The Late, Late Show with James Corden did a segment with the cast of The Phantom of The Opera in which James joins the show for a live performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Rebecca is featured as the Confidante.
August 11, 2015
After being on tour with The Phantom of The Opera for 10 weeks playing Madame Firmin and the Confidante, Rebecca made her debut in the role of Carlotta Giudicelli at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
June 7, 2015
Rebecca joined the North American Touring Company of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera. She is playing Madame Firmin/Confidante and also covering the role of Carlotta. Her first city is Tempe, Arizona.
March 15, 2015
Rebecca opened The Nantucket Art's Council's Downtown Celebrity Concert Series with her sold out concert of Broadway and Operetta favorites. Joined by her friend and accompanist Dr. Christopher Shepard, it was an evening of stories, laughter and dizzying high notes.
January 19, 2015
Rebecca celebrated a milestone at The Phantom of The Opera on Broadway - as of this date, she has officially performed all six female ensemble tracks in the show. Wardrobe Mistress/Confidante, Madame Firmin, Spanish Lady, Page, Inn Keeper's Wife and now Mirror Bride/Triangle Girl.
November 4, 2017 - January 4, 2015
Rebecca played Mrs. Winifred Banks for 76 performances in Walnut Street Theatre's production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Directed by Wayne Bryan with choreography by Linda Goodrich, it was the second highest grossing holiday production in the history of Walnut Street Theatre.
November 23, 2015
Rebecca's recordings of Jill Santoriello's songs "One More Time" from the musical Outlander (inspired by the books by Diana Gabaldon) and "As Long As I Have You", the song Rebecca premiered at the inaugural Hope Gala Honolulu for The American Cancer Society are both available for download.
October 16, 2015
Rebecca's cancer is officially declared CURED! Her 5 year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma is finally over. In honor of this momentous occasion, she went into the studio and recorded a new song written for her by Broadway composer, Jill Santoriello with orchestrations and sound engineering by Edward Kessel at Sound Imagination. Rebecca also put together this video to go along with the song detailing her 5 year journey.
July 19, 2014
Rebecca performed with The Great Waters Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Christopher Shepard. "An Evening of Lerner and Loewe" also featured Tenor, Matthew Anderson and Baritone, Thomas Jones.
December 7 & 8, 2013
After performing with them twice over the summer, The Hillyer Festival Orchestra invited Rebecca back to perform with them for their 2013 holiday concert in Peabody, MA. Conducted by Dr. Dirk Hillyer, Rebecca was joined by the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Chorale for the finale of the concert, Let There Be Peace on Earth which was dedicated to our troops serving all over the world.