Upcoming Shows

About

Rebecca is an actor, singer and writer based in Toronto. She has worked with a variety of companies across North America in theatre, film, television and voice-over. In 2016 and 2017 she starred in two feature films: Brain Power Studios' Forest Fairies (alongside Simon Callow) and God's Best Friend (alongside Kris Kristofferson), both available on Amazon Prime UK and US. At the end of 2017, she toured with Roseneath Theatre's award-winning TYA show The Money Tree (script recently published), which travelled to 22 states in the US in Fall 2017, ending with a ten-show residency in Las Vegas!

In 2013, Rebecca created and performed the solo show Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (★★★★★ Fringe Guru, The Nouse UK). Since then, she has toured Fringes and festivals from coast to coast (Canada/US), garnering multiple awards (including Outstanding Performer form NOW Magazine), critical acclaim, a profile on Global TV, and a live taping in front of a studio audience for Bell Fibe TV's OnStage On Demand.

Additionally, Confessions toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 where it sold out its entire run at the prestigious Gilded Balloon, and had its own celebrity attendee: Anthony Rapp of Broadway's Rent! The success at Edinburgh led to a full rural tour of England in 2016. The Canadian première for the show was at the Rose Theatre, Brampton, and since then Confessions has toured theatres around Ontario, including performances at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and a performance at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. Confessions... has upcoming performances in professional theatres in the Maritimes and Ontario, next appearing at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The second show in the series, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (★★★★★ TWISI, Fringebiscuit), was invited to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, where it continued Perry's intercontinental success, and led to a performance in early 2017 at the Belltable theatre in Limerick, Ireland. Adventures is currently touring Ontario, including invites to return to Classic Theatre Cobalt and the Lighthouse Festival Theatre after the success of Confessions.

Perry's most recent solo show, From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood sold out its première run at the 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival in Toronto, and began its professional touring life in March 2017 with performances in Fort Frances and Sioux Lookout. The show has a five-theatre tour of England in April, and is then returning to perform in Nova Scotia, before returning to the UK for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, and a longer rural tour of multiple counties in September/October. It also has a tour of all four Maritimes provinces coming up in 2019.

Perry was awarded a 2016 Harold Award, celebrating both her creative and entrepreneurial spirit and success, and her understanding of the business side of acting has lead her to with her three respective solo shows that she created & performs across the globe.

Other exciting work that Perry has been involved in includes voice-overs for the feature film The Fast and the Furriest, two characters in the forthcoming cartoon series Emojiville, and two main characters in forthcoming feature film Duck and Donk. She featured in and single-handedly produced 2016's Toronto Fringe hit Romeo & Juliet Chainsaw Massacre, which got both Patron's Pick and Best of Fringe, and Perry was able to secure a celebrity attendance by TV's Neil Patrick Harris.

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood Logo

Upcoming Engagements

Garstang, England - Garstang Library Theatre - April 17th, 2018

Ansdell, England - Ansdell Library Theatre - April 18th, 2018

Edgworth, England - The Barlow, Edgworth - April 19th, 2018

Roughlee, England - Roughlee Village Centre - April 20th, 2018

Clitheroe, England - Clitheroe Library Theatre - April 21st, 2018

Trailer

Show synopsis

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 those characters – perhaps even larger still than her own – that inspire her.

Press quotes

“Expertly weaving stories, songs, and impressions, Perry once again shows off her knack for making everyone forget that they’re watching a one-woman show” - ★★★★ - Torontoist
“[Perry] does not impersonate; she encapsulates” “A smart, sharp portrait of four women who changed Hollywood performed by a smart, sharp performer...who sets the standard for such shows” - The Slotkin Letter
“Perry has a gorgeous jazz voice, capable of Cole Porter-esque perkiness and soulful richness” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“Perry doesn't do impersonations … she channels the women” - Mooney on Theatre
“Perry's performance is nothing short of stunning... connecting with the audience and never losing us for a second.” - ★★★★★ - Fringe Guru UK

Selected Awards

Best Independent Production NomineeBroadwayWorld Toronto

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Directed by Michael Rubinstein

Musical Direction and Arrangements by Quinton Naughton

Lighting Design by Chin Palipane

Set Design by Edward George

Costume Design by Patricia Whalen

Production History

Richmond Hill, ONRichmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Dec 31st, 2017

Sioux Lookout, ON – March 10th, 2017

Fort Frances, ON – March 8th, 2017

Toronto, ONNext Stage Theatre Festival – January 2016

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl Logo

Upcoming Engagements

Richmond Hill, ONRichmond Hill PAC – February 15th, 2018

Trailer

Show synopsis

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 eccentric customers of her coffee shop ‘jungle’. Hilarity ensues, with jazzy tunes, co-worker showdowns, life lessons and even a bit of romance. Created and developed by Toronto’s critically acclaimed solo performer, Rebecca Perry, Joanie Little brews up a comedic 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.

Press quotes

“Impeccable comic timing and faultless delivery. Perry is an animated and engaging performer.” - ★★★★★ - The Nouse UK
“Clever, amusing and wonderfully executed… I would highly recommend you see it.” - Arts Award Voice
“Her comedic timing is spot on, her acting is superb as she slips in and out of characters, and her singing is pitch perfect. The description for the show says that it’s suitable for ages 9-99 and I think that’s true.” - Mooney on Theatre
“Loved every minute of Rebecca Perry’s “Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl.” What a talented, generous artist. And, what pipes! Even bought the CD.” - NNNN - Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
“This is solo show performance at its best, with Perry rolling out a cast of characters in Joanie’s world like a wild kingdom field guide. I dare you not to fall in love with Joanie Little – and, by extension, Rebecca Perry.” - Life With More Cowbell
Sold out in more than 20 cities internationally!

Selected Awards

Outstanding PerformerNOW Magazine Toronto

Outstanding ProductionNOW Magazine Toronto

Best Fringe Festival Production (Play)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Directed by Matt Bernard

Musical Direction and Arrangements by Quinton Naughton

Sound Design by: Tim Lindsay

Lighting Design by Chin Palipane

Costume Design by Dev Bhim

Set Design by Dean Johnston

Production History

Burlington, ON Burlington PAC – May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017

Sioux Lookout, ON Queen Elizabeth District High School – March 10th, 2017

Dryden, ON Dryden Cultural Centre – March 9th, 2017

Fort Frances, ON Townshend Theatre – March 8th, 2017

Atikokan, ON St Patrick’s School – March 7th, 2017

Geraldton, ON Geraldton Composite School – March 5th, 2017

Collingwood, ON Simcoe Street Theatre – March 3rd and th4, 2017

Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre – February 2nd, 2017

Port Dover, ON Lighthouse Festival Theatre – January 28th, 2017

Newmarket, ON Old Town Hall Theatre – January 21st, 2017

Cobalt, ON Classic Theatre Cobalt – October 22nd, 2016

Sudbury, ON Sudbury Theatre Centre – October 20th and 21st, 2016

Deep River, ON Child’s Auditorium – October 1st, 2016

London, England Redhead Day UK – September 17th, 2016

Cheshire, England Lion Salt Works – May 28th, 2016

Lancashire, England St Joseph’s Parish Hall – May 27th, 2016

Lancashire, England Rawtenstall Library – May 26th, 2016

Cheshire, England Fallibroome Academy – May 25th, 2016

Brighton, England Sweet Venues – May 2016

Edinburgh, Scotland Gilded Balloon Teviot – August 2015

Brampton, ON Rose Theatre – July 2015

Adventures of
a
Redheaded
Coffeeshop Girl

Upcoming Engagements

Cobalt, ONClassic Theatre Cobalt - January 20th, 2018

Port Dover, ONLighthouse Festival Theatre - March 24th, 2018

Trailer

Show synopsis

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 danger, romance and chimps! Adventures… follows on from the internationally successful Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, and is perfect as a story in itself. Rebecca Perry’s spot-on comedic timing lends itself to a second story filled with relatable situations and over 20 characters in the Tanzanian jungle, all performed by Perry herself!

Press quotes

“Absolutely delightful and triumphant!” - ★★★★★ - TWISI
“A superb musical [which] takes you to a jungle bursting with hope & wild characters.” - ★★★★★ - Fringebiscuit
“A masterclass in solo performance…delightfully quirky and magnificently clever.” - Broadway Baby UK
“Bursting with talent and charm.” - The Scotsman
“I thought that no sequel could compare. But [Adventures] does what most sequels can only hope to do: it grows with its character.” - Mooney on Theatre
“It’s just so bloody unique!” - Mumble Theatre
Sold out performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, and the whole run at the Toronto Fringe 2015.

Selected Awards

Best Fringe Festival Production (Play)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Fringe Festival Breakout Performance (Female)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award NomineeCreative Carbon Scotland

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Directed by Matt Bernard

Musical Direction and Arrangements by Quinton Naughton

Sound Design by: Tim Lindsay

Lighting Design by Chin Palipane

Costume Design by Eleanor MacVeigh

Set & Props Design by Claire Hill

Production History

Limerick, Republic of IrelandBelltable Theatre - February 11, 2017

Edinburgh, ScotlandGilded Balloon Teviot - August 2016

Brampton, ONRose Theatre - 2016

Toronto, ONAnnex Theatre - June 2015

Entertaining
the Troops

Show synopsis

A brand new one-woman musical set in 1942 London while WW2 rages on. Tony Award-winning Canadian performer Beatrice Lillie tours the world providing entertainment to the troops through her songs, sketches, parodies and risqué lyrics! Watch out fellas, she sings like Vera Lynn and is funnier than Bob Hope! Let her enthrall you with such numbers as the witty "Fairies at the Bottom of My Garden", the comedic "Yodelling Goldfish", and the toe-tapping "Mad About the Boy". With her jazzy voice and comic timing, Perry brings to life the forgotten legacy of one of Canada's legendary wartime entertainers. Let the romance of the era wash over you.

Press quotes

“A lovely crooner, Perry can serenade like nobody’s business.” - Life With More Cowbell

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Contact

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to send us an e-mail at rebeccaperryproductionsinc@gmail.com or give us a call at 905-867-5878.

To book Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood, or Entertaining the Troops visit www.foxent.ca or e-mail tara@foxent.ca