November 22 - December 31, 2022
Flying high as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie, Rebecca took 48 magical flights (literally!) over Cinderella's golden carriage at the Walnut Street Theatre this holiday season. This visually stunning production with a cast of Philadelphia favorites turned out to be one of her favorite shows to date. Cinderella also marked Rebecca's 22nd show at the Walnut.
November 24, 2022
Representing Walnut Street Theatre's production of Cinderella, Rebecca (Fairy Godmother) joined Kathryn Brunner (Cinderella) to perform a short medley from the show right in front of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The oldest theatre in America joined forces with the oldest Thanksgiving Parade in America to create Thanksgiving Day magic!
November 21, 2022
After three weeks of rehearsal (including daily flight rehearsals) Rebecca is flying high as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie in Walnut Street Theatre's Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Catch this stunning production while you can, the magic ends on December 31st.
October 4 - November 6, 2022
The highly anticipated Broadway musical version of ROCKY finally made its triumphant regional premiere at the Walnut Street Theatre. Rebecca played Gloria, the owner of the pet store where Adrian works and Paulie's girlfriend for 41 knock-out performances. (Pictured: Rebecca as Gloria with Fran Prisco as Paulie and Gritty)
September 24, 2022
From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber to Stephen Sondheim to Lerner & Loewe. Broadway Showstoppers with the Hershey Symphony was conducted by Gregory Woodbridge, and was a one night only celebration of Broadway magic with Rebecca and Wicked's Jonathan Shew.
July 4, 2022
Rebecca fulfilled a childhood dream by singing with her hometown orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony. Conducted by Mélisse Brunet, Rebecca sang a variety of patriotic songs as well as an arrangement of "Country Roads" by composer and arranger Matt Jackfert. This was also the grand finale of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta.
June 8-25, 2022
Rebecca reprised her role as Sister Berthe of Nonnberg Abbey in Maine State Music Theatre's season opening production of The Sound of Music. Directed & choreographed by Marc Robin, with music direction by Ben McNaboe, the same creative team as the Fulton Theatre's production.
May 6, 2022
Stage stars Jenny Lee Stern and Rebecca Robbins are thrilled to bring the music and story of country music icon Patsy Cline to the Walnut Street Theatre stage. The duo talks about their Philadelphia connections with Philly Live’s Aunyea Lachelle.
April 12 - May 15, 2022
Always...Patsy Cline opened the spring mainstage season at the Walnut. This two person cast incudes Rebecca as Louise and Jenny Lee Stern as Patsy Cline. The show was directed by Debi Marcucci with music direction by Chris Burcheri and features a 6 piece on-stage band with some of Philly's best players. Definitely "a song-filled valentine" ~ LA Times
February 22nd - March 27th, 2022
The hills were alive in the center of Lancaster, PA, with this amazing cast of The Sound of Music at the Fulton Theatre. The production was directed by Marc Robin with music direction by Ben McNaboe. Rebecca played Sister Berthe and will be reprising her role at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, ME, this summer.
December 28, 2021
The Delaware County Times featured an article on Rebecca as Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid at Walnut Street Theatre. "It's my first villain and I couldn't be happier." The article, written by Ruth Rover, details her experience of learning how to sing and move in a 40 pound costume as well as learning how to paint on a face-full of purple makeup.
November 24, 2021
Walnut Street Theatre kicked off their holiday season with Disney's The Little Mermaid. After a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic, Rebecca was finally able to return to live theatre playing Ursula, the Sea Witch. Directed by Glenn Casale with Choreography by John MacInnes, the production runs until January 2, 2022. Also starring Diana Huey as Ariel and Sean Thompson as Prince Eric.
June 18-26, 2021
Rebecca joined Derrick Cobey, Elyse Langley, Sean Thompson, Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band to kick off Bristol Riverside Theatre's Summer Music Fest at the Bristol Township Amphitheatre. The best of Broadway, performed outside under the stars, was the perfect way to kick off the summer and welcome audiences back to live performances again!
June 10-13, 2021
Hershey Symphony & Gretna Theatre teamed up to present a concert of all Rodgers & Hammerstein including songs from The Kind and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma! to name a few. The four soloists included Jane Brockman, Randy Jeter, Jeff Coon, and Rebecca with Maestro Gregory Woodbridge conducting.
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 this stunning aria.
January 26, 2021
Rebecca joined Masterworks Chorus Music Director, Chris Shepard, along with Hamilton's Antuan Magic Raimone for a conversation about coming from small towns, getting started as artists in NYC, and becoming Broadway Swings. This 1 hour conversation is funny, honest, poignant, full of behind the scenes insights about the business, and more fun than you can shake a stick at. 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." Directed by Keith Baker, the concert also included Demetria Joyce Bailey, Donna Vivino and Keith Spencer.
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 2022, CHÉRI is based on the novella by Colette, with book/lyrics by Teri Hansen and music by Chabrier, Chopin, Debussy, and Satie. The reading starred Vanessa Williams, Paulo Szot, Natalie Dessay, and Jason Gotay. Directed by Dontee Kiehn, Musical Direction by Andy Einhorn.
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 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. Fittingly, Rebecca just happened to be doing a show in Vero Beach, FL, away from her home in Philly when she recorded this podcast.
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