May 17, 2021
In 2003, composer Michael Ogborn sat at a piano in the Arden Theatre to write one last song for his new musical, Cafe Puttanesca. Sitting next to him was a young, wide eyed soprano who was singing the notes as he wrote them. It was on that day that the song, "Per Sempre" was born. Now, 18 years later, they finally made it into Cambridge Sound Studio (with Mike Parisi at the controls) in South Philly to record it. Stay tuned, it's going to be epic!
January 26, 2021
Rebecca joined Masterworks Chorus Music Director, Chris Shepard, along with Hamilton's Antuan Magic Raimone for a conversation about getting started as an artist in NYC and becoming a Broadway Swing. Get ready to laugh.
July 1,10,12, 2020
Bristol Riverside Theatre took their annual Summer Concert Music Fest on-line this year. Rebecca got to play Christine opposite the dashing Sean Thompson's Raoul in "All I Ask of You". Highlights also included "Before The Parade Passes By", "Macavity" and "The Best of Times is Now."
November 23rd, 2019
The Charleston Light Opera Guild celebrated their 70th Anniversary with a gala performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Under the direction of Nina Denton, Rebecca reprised her role as Laurey, a role she played for them in their 1990 production which also included Jennifer Garner as Dream Laurey. She wore her original costume and performed on the same stage as she did some 20+ years ago.
October 18th, 2019
Rebecca returned to her favorite medium, cabaret, with an intimate evening of humorous and heartfelt stories and songs at the Zlock Performing Arts Center in Newtown, PA. The night featured a set list of Broadway showstoppers, Hollywood classics, unexpected mashups and a few surprises. She was joined by special guests Claudia Pellegrini on violin with Owen Robbins on the keys.
August 5-12, 2019
Aiming for Broadway in 2020, CHÉRI is based on the novella by Colette, with book/lyrics by Teri Hansen and music by Chabrier, Chopin, Debussy, de Falla, Duparc, Ravel, and Satie. The reading starred Vanessa Williams, Paulo Szot, Natalie Dessay, and Jason Gotay as ‘Chéri’. Directed by Dontee Kiehn, Musical Direction by Andy Einhorn. Rebecca played the supporting role of Rose.
May 14 - July 21, 2019
After extending a week by popular demand, Rebecca closed out Walnut Street Theatre's 210th season playing Paulette in Legally Blonde. With 81 performances at Walnut Street Theatre and 24 performances at the Riverside Theatre (where the production originated) she performed a grand total of 105 "Bend and Snaps".
April 20, 2019
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.
April 16, 2019
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.
March 8, 2019
Rebecca performed her Mostly Broadway Concert as part of Gretna Theatre's 2019 Special Events Series at Lebanon Valley College's Leedy Theatre. Special guests included, Barrymore award winning actress and singer Mary Martello, multiple award winning violinist Claudia Pellegrini and pianist and music director Billy Thompson.
Rebecca was named 2018's Best Supporting Actress by Philadelphia Theatre Critics for her performance as the bawdy, wise cracking, yet steadfastly loyal maid, Corine, in Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Triumph of Love.
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.