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Opera Under The Stars

Rebecca with tenor, Yeghishe Manucharyan at the Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport, MA.

 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.

Great Waters Music Festival

Great Waters Music Festival. Photo by Bob Ness.

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.

"Unforgettable" at BRT

"Unforgettable" at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Photo by staff.

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. 

Broadway Live!

"Broadway Live!". With The Lion King's Scar, Stephen Carlile. Photo by Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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.

Triumph of Love

"Henchmen Are Forgotten" with Adam Hoyak and Danny Rutiglianno. Photo by Marvin.

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.  

Annie

"NYC" with Tahlia Ellie as Annie and Paul Schoeffler as Daddy Warbucks. Photo by Mark Garvin.

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.


Souvenir

"Souvenir" with Jonas Cohen. Photo by Mark Garvin.

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. 

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Photo by Dane Wagner.

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. 

God Bless America

Photo by Miles Kennedy of the Phillies Organization.

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.

Jerry's Girls

With Barbara McCulloh and Adrienne Wells. Photo by Mark Garvin.

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". 

Farewell Phantom (for now)

"Masquerade" just before the opening of the 2nd act curtain.

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. 

Holiday Pops Concert

with Maestro Dirk Hillyer of the Hillyer Festival Orchestra.

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.

Kennedy Center Debut

Carlotta in Don Juan Triumphant. Photo by Erin Haney.

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.

Lord Andrew Surprise Visit

The Phantom of The Opera cast photo with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber at The Kennedy Center.

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.  

Late, Late Show

Rehearsing with James Corden & Edward Juvier on the stage of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in LA.

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. 

Carlotta Debut

Rebecca as Carlotta in The Phantom of The Opera.

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.  

Phantom National Tour

Freddie Kimmel as the Hairdresser, Rebecca as the Confidante and Edward Juvier as The Jeweler.

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.

Nantucket Arts Council

Concert at The Dreamland Theatre in Nantucket, MA. With Dr. Chris Shepard.

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. 

Full Swing Status

Triangle Girl in the Little Band in "Masquerade".

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. 

Mary Poppins

Jeff Coon as Mr. Banks, Cameron Flurry as Jane, Jacob Wilner as Michael. Photo by Mark Garvin.

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.  

Now Available on iTunes!

Rebecca recording "As Long As I Have You" at Sound Imagination Studios.

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. 

CURED!

Photo by Mark Bradley Miller Photography.

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.

Lerner and Loewe Concert

Great Waters Music Festival, An Evening of Lerner and Loewe. Photo by Bob Ness.

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. 

Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops with The Hillyer Festival Orchestra in Peabody, MA.

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.