Rebecca is an actor, singer and writer based in Toronto who trained at George Brown Theatre School as well as Armstrong Studios. She’s worked with a variety of companies across North America in theatre, film and television. This year she starred in the Brain Power Studios Netflix movie Forest Fairies (coming in Summer 2016), provided voices for two starring roles in the feature film The Fast And The Furriest, and is about to go on tour with Roseneath Theatre’s award winning TYA show The Money Tree. Her solo show, Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (★★★★★ Fringe Guru, The Nouse UK), premiered in Toronto in 2013 at The Storefront Theatre. It subsequently toured the Canadian and US Fringe circuit, garnering multiple awards, critical acclaim, a profile on Global TV, and a live taping in front of a studio audience for Bell TV’s Onstage On Demand. After opening the 2015 Rose Theatre season,Confessions… went to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and marked Rebecca’s intercontinental debut, earning 5 star reviews, a sold-out run, and has resulted in a tour of the UK in Spring 2016, including a run at the Brighton Fringe Festival, regional theatre engagements and a repeat appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016! Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, the follow-up to Confessions…, premièred at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival and continued Rebecca’s run of sold out festivals. Her latest show From Judy To Bette: The Stars Of Old Hollywood, a fast-paced cabaret paying tribute to the comedic and singing talents of Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille and Bette Hutton will be featured at The Next Stage Theatre Festival in Toronto this winter.
Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Rather than let this get her down, she decides to make the most of her “underemployment”. So, much like Jane Goodall did with chimpanzees, this upbeat Miss studies her only available subjects: the customers of her coffee shop ‘jungle’… hilarity ensues! Created and developed by Toronto’s critically acclaimed solo performer, Rebecca Perry, Joanie Little brews up a storm that you won’t want to miss! Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl is the internationally successful show for anyone who has ever had a job they didn’t like.
WINNER – Fringe Festival Breakout Performance – BroadwayWorld.com Awards 2016
Out of the coffee shop and into the jungle! Joanie Little proceeds to follow her anthropologist dreams with a job at The Jane Goodall Institute in Tanzania! This new, standalone story continues the saga of the “Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl”, bringing yet more caffeinated fun – this time with chimps! Adventures… follows on from the internationally-successful Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, and is perfect as a story in itself, or a double bill with its illustrious predecessor. Rebecca Perry’s spot-on comedic timing lends itself to a second story filled with relatable situations and over 30 characters in the Tanzanian jungle, all performed by Perry herself!
Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and Betty Hutton: trailblazers who refused to be “just another ingenue” during the golden age of cinema. An evening of scandalous headlines and marvelous melodies. Critically-acclaimed Toronto performer Rebecca Perry takes to the stage to look at the lives of the ladies who broke convention and started something bigger, perhaps, than even they knew. With this affecting show, Perry shows that she not only creates her own marvelous characters, but beautifully inhabits the characters – perhaps even larger still than her own – that inspire her.
“Perry has a gorgeous jazz voice, capable of Cole Porter-esque perkiness and soulful richness” – Broadway Baby
“She’s got tons of charm, confidence and is totally bright onstage—Perry is a ★★★★ performer” –Winnipeg Free Press
“What a talented, generous artist. And, what pipes! Even bought the CD” – Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine
May 4 – 6 /17 – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Burlington, ON
Sept. 29 /17 – The Mady Centre for the Performing Arts – Barrie, ON
Dec. 31 / 17 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON
Jan. 20/18 – Classic Theatre Cobalt – Cobalt, ON
Feb. 15/18 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON
Apr. 21/18 – Sudbury Theatre Centre – Sudbury, ON
May 12/18 – Chester Playhouse – Chester, NS
May 13/18 – King’s Theatre – Annapolis Royal, NS
May 15/18 – Jack Byrne Entertainment Centre – Torbay, NL