Rebecca's new concert program will be featured as part of the new cabaret series at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in Beverly Hills. Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00pm. Tickets are now available at The Wallis website.
Rebecca most recently was the standby for Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA, directed by Michael Wilson.
Rebecca made her Palm Springs debut in August as part of Les Michael's Sundays in Summer Cabaret Series at the Arthur Newman Theatre.
In July Rebecca joined Philip Fortenberry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as the guest artist for A Key for a Cause, a benefit for the Kids Hub Child Advocacy organization.
In June and July Rebecca was featured in the cast of The Heir Apparent, adapted by David Ives, at the award-winning International City Theatre in Long Beach. The production was directed by Matt Walker.
"thouroughly winning and diverting - a well-oiled comedic clock whose intricate workings gain precision from Matt Walker's crisp direction and first-rate cast" - OC Register
"All the ingredients for success...highly engaging" - LA Times
“A little cream puff of a play… farcical shenanigans and travesties that add up to considerable fun.” - Cultural Weekly
In late 2014 Rebecca made her LA concert debut at Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, joined by her longtime friend, pianist and collaborator, Philip Fortenberry.
Don Grigware at BroadwayWorld.com wrote: "Rebecca is bound to leave her lasting mark on LA just as she has everywhere else. She's remarkably adept in every way, elegantly stunning...a truly unique artist on the cabaret scene."
You can read the full review here on BroadwayWorld.com.
You can view Rebecca's Vitello's performance of When Autumn Comes by Frank Wildhorn, here at her YouTube Channel.
In 2014 Rebecca followed her LA debut with a return to Musical Theatre West to star in the West Coast premiere of S' Wonderful, created and directed by Ray Roderick.
“S’ Wonderful benefits enormously from its cast of some of L.A.’s most gifted triple threats. Spencer (recently The Music Man’s scene-stealing Eulalie Shin) reveals the sultriest pipes in town in ‘Summertime’.” - StageSceneLA
"Music lovers adore all these songs...and it won't take you long to warm up to these thrilling performers who sing them...Rebecca Spencer so fine as Rosemary. This lady has such a great set of chops, a belter with a deliciously cultured vocal richness." -
Don Grigware, Grigware Reviews
"The second section takes place in New Orleans, 1957, and includes more-serious pieces “Summertime” and “The Man I Love,” powerfully delivered by Spencer." - Arts in LA
Rebecca made her Southern California stage debut in 2014 in Musical Theatre West's production of THE MUSIC MAN as Eulalie Shinn, the Mayor's wife. The role re-united her onstage with long-time friend and colleague Davis Gaines. The two first met onstage as Ravenal and Magnolia in the Minnesota Opera's production of SHOWBOAT.
"Rebecca Spencer is a wonderfully over-the-top scene-stealer as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, the River City mayor's wife" - Greg Mellen, Orange County Register
“Joey D’Auria and Rebecca Spencer simply could not be funnier as Mayor Shinn and Mrs. Eulalie Mackecknie Shin without once resorting to imitating the inimitable Paul Ford and Hermione Gingold. Simply put, D’Auria’s blustering bag of wind and Spencer’s outrageously overbearing diva steal every scene they’re in.” - StageScenesLA
" there is nothing ‘rrrrrr-reticent” about Rebecca Spencer’s portrayal of his wife Eulalie; she’s a larger than life handful of hilarity, offering a slightly more sympathetic take on “River City’s First Lady”. - BuckingTrends
In 2013 while in the midst of relocating to the LA area, Rebecca was asked to open the 25th Anniversary World Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, co-starring as Madame Giry in an international cast. And so she left. The six months she spent abroad included a stay in Manila, Philippines as well as Seoul, South Korea.
"American soprano Rebecca Spencer was excellently cast as Madame Giry. Whenever she was on stage, her presence was highly noticed. She sings with precision and expression."
"...Meg Giry (Cat Lane), daughter of Mme. Giry (Rebecca Spencer) suggests that Christine take her place. Both mother and daughter perform with marked distinction."
Rosalind Orosa, The Philippine Star
Producer Tim McFarlane, managing director of The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific, said, “This touring production of The Phantom of the Opera is as fine as any version you might see on the West End or Broadway — it is the same superb design, and we invest a great deal to ensure it is of the highest standards. Our stellar cast assembles the industry’s best performers, with members coming from the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa to join forces."