These have been trying times. Hoping folks are staying safe and healthy.
If you need a little pick-me-up, this video might do the trick!
Choreography by Natalie Malotke, music by Nathan Angelo, edited by Greg Roderick
Prepare for a musical journey from the page to the stage! Join bookworm buddies Cat Fanning and Rachel Kemp for the premiere performance of "With Her Nose Stuck in a Book" as they explore musical adaptations of literary works great and small. Evening will feature songs, stories, and a literary surprise or two! Get your tickets here!
Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00pm
53 Above Broadway
En garde! For this new work by Gracie Gardner, Rachel is honored to play the titular role in "Athena", and she has learned a new special skill: foil fencing!
"Athena is a 'fierce and lovely' coming of age comedy about the rivalry and friendship of two teenage athletes." -Pendragon Theatre website
Check out Rachel playing the lead in "Miss Coney Island", a short film directed by Scott Korn.
It'll be screened during Program 6 of the Coney Island Film Festival. More info here.
Rachel is delighted to return to The Players Theatre this spring, in an original adaptation of her favorite fairy tale.
"Beauty and the Beast" tickets can be found here.
It is a dream come true for Rachel to finally be playing a Jane Austen character!
Kate Hamill's adaptation is fun, quirky, and full of heart. After a run in the theater, Pendragon will be taking this show to local schools and young audiences. Show and ticket info here.
Rachel is happy to be back at Pendragon Theatre this summer. She's having an absolute blast playing Deirdre in "I Hate Hamlet". (Rachel does not, in fact, hate Hamlet.) Get your tickets here.
This month, Rachel completes the One Year Professional Acting Program at The Barrow Group.
Under the guidance of founders Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Rachel and her classmates were given a wonderful place to learn and grow. The program ends with a final showcase, for which tickets can be found here.
Spring is a perfect time to try new things! Rachel has been having so much fun performing as a member of Comedy Burlesque NYC. Check out their new show, "Once Upon a Parody" at the Players Theatre. Tickets and info can be found here.
Kicking off the new year as Sir Laughs-A-Lot in "Knights of the Square Table", as part of the New York Theater Festival's Winterfest.
Performances will be at the Hudson Guild Theater. Show and ticket info here.
Rachel is thrilled to be getting into the holiday spirit and making her Off-Broadway debut in "A Christmas Carol- The Musical" at The Players Theatre in NYC. She will be doubling as Belle/Mrs. Cratchit. This heart-warming, family-friendly, show opens November 26 and runs through December 30th.
Get your tickets here!
Rachel is very honored to bring one of the greatest literary heroines to life: Anna Karenina...with a slightly less tragic ending!
Check out Bad Quarto's production of "Anna Karenina Lives" and get your tickets here.
On September 30th, Rachel will be singing at The Triad in NYC, as part of "Nevertheless: A Celebration of the Trials and Triumphs of Women". Proceeds from this cabaret will go to A Joyful Heart Foundation to support their work with survivors of sexual assault. Tickets and info here.
Rachel is excited to brush up her Shakespeare, performing as "Hermia" in Midsummer Night's Dream. Weather permitting, performances will be held outdoors at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. Get your tickets here.
What an amazing night! Rachel had the pleasure of performing as dancer at the Robin Hood Foundation's Annual Benefit Event, held at the Javits Center in NYC. In just one night, the group raised over $54 million for New Yorkers in need. Read more about this awesome event and organization here.
The game's afoot! Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery has been an absolute blast to work on. Shows have been selling out so get your tickets here before they're gone!
North Country Public Radio gave us 5/5!
Next up is Amadeus, opening July 15th! Intrigue, genius, and morality, oh my! Very excited to be playing "Venticello 1" as a female. (And these period costumes are gorgeous!)
Rachel is delighted to be returning to Pendragon Theatre for their summer season. First up is Around the World in 80 Days, a fast-paced, fun-filled romp around the globe. Read a review!
See what playwright Mark Brown had to say here!
What an honor it is to be honoring composer Stephen Schwartz at Symphony Space's Wall to Wall event. Essential Voices USA will join some of Broadway's biggest stars in singing pieces from Pippin and Prince of Egypt. Check out the event page here.
'Tis the season! Rachel is very excited to be performing at Carnegie Hall again as a member of Essential Voices USA.
Friday, December 18 & 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
It's Christmas Time in the City
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Stephanie J. Block, Guest Artist
Brian d'Arcy James, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
"The Seagull" at Pendragon Theatre has been such a smash that the cast will be doing a one-night-only staged reading of "Stupid F%&#ing Bird". Rachel will be reprising her role of "Nina" in this fun, quirky, new adaptation by Aaron Posner.
Read the article here.
Rachel is absolutely thrilled to be performing as "Nina" in Pendragon Theatre's "The Seagull". Working on this production has been such a rewarding experience.
Read a review here.