Upcoming Engagements

Current Engagements

Bond, James Bond: The Songs of 007

Rebecca Perry Productions is delighted to announce that their newest show, Bond, James Bond: The Songs of 007 is touring around Southern Ontario with Smile Theatre, from mid-March to the end of May.

Previous Engagements

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

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March 26th, 2022 at 8:00pm EST

Rebecca Perry Productions is delighted to announce that "From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood" will be at the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope for one night on March 26th! We are overjoyed to be back live on stage, and hope to see you at the performance!

Rebecca Perry Productions and Smile Theatre present:
Christmas in Hollywood

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Dec 22nd at 7:30pm EST on Zoom

Have a Hollywood Holiday! Some of the most memorable holiday music comes from Hollywood - especially from the 1950s and 1960s. Rebecca Perry and David Kingsmill bring you a cabaret of Christmas greats that will get your toes tapping! Featuring songs and anecdotes from your favourite holiday films and artists: dazzling movie musicals such as "White Christmas", "Meet Me in St. Louis", "Holiday Inn" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; amazing singers like Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dean Martin; and unforgettable songs such as "Jingle Bell Rock", "Sleigh Ride", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". This show is guaranteed to get you smiling as you prepare your plate of milk 'n cookies for Santa!

This is a Pay What You Can event - donate via the "tip jar" above.

About

Rebecca Perry 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 voiceover.

She played lead roles in the major motion pictures Best Friend From Heaven, alongside Kris Kristofferson and Forest Fairies, alongside Simon Callow (Amazon Prime). She also has a recurring role on the Netflix show Ponysitters Club, including the forthcoming film (Netflix), and appears in Baby in a Manger (Superchannel). This year, Perry starred in the four-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning web-series A Gay Victorian Affair (YouTube), which gained an immediate following and is getting ready to film a second season, and she played lead characters in episodes of TV's Haunted Hospitals (T+E) and Killer Affair (Amazon Prime). Perry has provided voices for the multiple characters in the animated feature films Duck and Donk (upcoming) and Fast and Furriest (Amazon Prime).

In the fall of 2017, Perry toured with Roseneath Theatre's Dora Award-winning, recently published play The Money Tree, which travelled to 15 states in the US, including a residency at The Smith Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Perry was also part of the 2016 winter tour around Ontario.

Perry’s multiple award-winning solo show Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (★★★★★ The Nouse UK) toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, where it sold out its entire run at the prestigious Gilded Balloon Teviot, and even had a celebrity attendee: Anthony Rapp of Broadway's Rent! and Star Trek: Discovery. The success at Edinburgh led to a regional tour of England in 2016, and an even larger one in fall 2018. The Canadian premiere for the show was at the Rose Theatre in Brampton in 2015, and since then Confessions... has toured theatres around Ontario and the Maritimes, including performances at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, the Chester Playhouse in Nova Scotia and the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, Newfoundland. Most recently, the show toured the prairies twice, with performances in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Awards include both Outstanding Performer & Outstanding Production from NOW Magazine, and Best Fringe Festival Production (Play) from BroadwayWorld. Receiving critical acclaim wherever it goes, the show has been profiled on Global TV, featured in podcast & radio interviews, and can be seen on TV across the country – Bell Fibe TV Canada taped the show live in front of a studio audience for their program On Stage On Demand.

The sequel, Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (★★★★★ TWISI), was invited to return to the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, continuing Perry's intercontinental success, and even leading to a performance at the Belltable Theatre in Limerick, Ireland. Adventures… at The Rose Theatre, Classic Theatre Cobalt and the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, all being return trips after the success of Confessions... Awards include Best Fringe Festival Production (Play) and Fringe Festival Breakout Performance (Female), both from BroadwayWorld. Plans are pending for a performance at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Perry's most recent solo show, From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood (★★★★★ MusicalTalk), which premiered at the prestigious 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival, sold out its entire run and garnered a feature from CBC Radio, which also aired songs from the show. It began its professional touring life in 2017, performing in Northern Ontario with Tour de Fort and the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series. Since then, and now a full-length show, it has been performed in sixteen regional theatres across six counties of England in 2018, and has toured three times in the East Coast.

Following the footsteps of Perry's first two shows, it played at the Rose Theatre, Brampton in July 2019 just before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a critically acclaimed and highly successful run at the Gilded Balloon's newest venue, the Patter Hoose. This was received with great critical and audience acclaim. The show toured Toronto and the wider GTA with Smile Theatre from January 2020 until lockdown, continuing with digital performances after that.

From Judy to Bette featured in the Sudbury Theatre Centre’s 19/20 season, with thirteen performances there, for which a full new scenography design was created. A longer and more comprehensive show, this production set the stage for the scale of performances to come. It earned From Judy to Bette six nonimations in the 2020 Toronto Broadway World Awards. The show was due to tour the UK for two months in April/May/June 2020, and discussions were underway for tours to Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. These have all been postponed for the duration of the current crisis.

During the initial lockdown, Perry and her team swiftly created a fireside live-stream production of From Judy to Bette which was broadcast just two weeks after theatres closed. It attracted a huge audience, and received the Broadway World Award for Best Streaming Production/Performance 2020.

Also during lockdown, Perry created two brand new digital shows alongside long-time accompanist and collaborator, David Kingsmill. Maps of Home: A Folk Cabaret was initially broadcast as a live-stream in association with the Rose Theatre, Brampton, and has since been performaned live for Smile Theatre around the GTA, and had a fusion live-digital production created. Full of folk nostalgia and contemporary chart-toppers, this is a show to keep audiences tapping their toes, and even includes two songs written by David and Rebecca. Christmas in Hollywood is a celebration of the wonderful Christmas songs from the inimitable Hollywood movies of the '50s and '60s, and was toured with Smile Theatre and was broadcast live with their assistance for Christmas 2020. With each digital show, Perry's digital production values have increased, and she is as ready to perform digitally as she is live.

Perry also worked on and/or created several other performances throughout 2020. She and David Kingsmill wrote and performed the audio short COVID Meet-Cute in association with Convergence Theatre. Next she played the title role in Steven Elliott Jackson's full-length audio experience Sarah/Frank, which toured to the Toronto, Hamilton, Fundy and Halifax digital Fringes in 2020 to great success. In early 2021, she teamed up with Jackson again to perform the role of Ethel LeNeve in the filmed theatre production of his most recent work, The Kindness of Murder for the 2021 Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Perry was inducted into the House of Don McKellar at the 2016 Harold Awards, celebrating both her creative and entrepreneurial spirit and her understanding of the business side of acting that has helped her successfully create and perform her three respective solo shows that she tours across the globe.

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Photo credits: Tanja Tiziana (promo) and Sam Gaetz (production)

Trailer

Show synopsis

Judy Garland. Lucille Ball. Bette Davis. Betty Hutton. Trailblazers refusing to be “just another ingénue” during Hollywood’s Golden Age. They each broke the mold by taking the Hollywood studio system to task, fighting for the roles that made them famous, and opening doors that had previously been firmly shut for women in the film industry. Weaving together scandalous headlines, iconic songs and comedy gold, journey through the groundbreaking careers of the screen legends of yesteryear. Having sold out over 20+ cities worldwide so far, this solo show is created and performed by triple BroadwayWorld award-winner Rebecca Perry (Stage/TV’s Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl). With this affecting show, Perry shows that she not only creates her own wonderful characters, but beautifully inhabits those – maybe even larger still than her own – that inspire her.

Press quotes

"An unadulterated five-star show ... A bonafide star giving a powerhouse performance."
★★★★★ - MusicalTalk
"One showstopper after another." "A mighty fine show, well worth going to see."
★★★★.5 - Bouquets and Brickbats
"Perry is amazing; I was stunned."
★★★★.5 - Edinburgh Culture Review
"Good-hearted, upbeat and lots of fun."
★★★★ - Broadway Baby
"An absolutely perfect homage to days gone by, repeatedly hitting just the right tone to evoke the Golden Era of Hollywood." "A voice to bring the house down, articulate and heart-warming storytelling, this was a spectacular hour of glorious, pure entertainment."
★★★★ - The Mumble
"Perry has the chutzpah of a 1940s starlet."
★★★★ - Culture Fix
“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 doesn't do impersonations … she channels the women”
- Mooney on Theatre

Selected Awards

Top Streaming Production/PerformanceBroadwayWorld Toronto

Performer of the Decade Nominee (Rebecca Perry)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Vocalist of the Decade Nominee (Rebecca Perry)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Director of a Musical of the Decade Nominee (Michael Rubinstein)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Set Design of the Decade Nominee (Claire Hill)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Production of a Musical of the Decade NomineeBroadwayWorld Toronto

Best Independent Production NomineeBroadwayWorld Toronto

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Directed by Michael Rubinstein

Musical Direction and Arrangements by David Kingsmill and Quinton Naughton

Scenography by Claire Hill

Dress Construction by Jamie Lujan

Original Lighting Design by Chin Palipane

Original Set Design by Edward George

Original Costume Design by Patricia Whalen

Production History

Capitol Theatre, Port Hope, Ontario - March 26th, 2022

Smile Theatre Tour, GTA, ON - Jan - Mar, 2020

Sudbury, ON - Feb 20-29, 2020

Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney, NS - Sept 29, 2019

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland - July 31 - Aug 26, 2019

Rose Theatre, Brampton, Ontario - July 4 - July 6, 2019

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia - May 9th, 2019

Summerside, Prince Edward Island - May 5th, 2019

Windsor, Nova Scotia - May 3rd, 2019

Toronto, Ontario - March 10th, 2019

Kelsall, Cheshire, UK - Dec 1st, 2018

Frodsham, Cheshire, UK - Nov 30th, 2018

Northwich, Cheshire, UK - Nov 29th, 2018

Garstang, Lancashire, UK - Nov 27th, 2018

Thursby, Cumbria, UK - Nov 25th, 2018

Ullock, Cumbria, UK - Nov 24th, 2018

Distington, Cumbria, UK - Nov 23rd, 2018

Millom, Cumbria, UK - Nov 22nd, 2018

Worlaby, North Lincolnshire, UK - Nov 18th, 2018

Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, UK - Nov 17th, 2018

Gunness, North Lincolnshire, UK - Nov 15th, 2018

Winterton, North Lincolnshire, UK - Nov 14th, 2018

Margaretsville, Nova Scotia - Evergreen Theatre - May 11th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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.

Press quotes

“Perry has a gorgeous jazz voice, capable of Cole Porter-esque perkiness and soulful richness” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby
“Perry's performance is nothing short of stunning... connecting with the audience and never losing us for a second.” - ★★★★★ - Fringe Guru UK
“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 (Musical)BroadwayWorld Toronto

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Directed by Matt Bernard

Original Direction by Michael Rubinstein

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

Original Production
Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Produced By Seren Lannon

Production Managed By Lindsay Jenkins

Directed by Michael Rubinstein

Dramaturgy by Suzanna Derewicz

Arrangements By Noel Thompson

Stage Managed By Vera Watson

Asst. Stage Managed By Lacey Juk and Clare Blackwood

Costume Design by Dev Bhim

Asst. Costume and Props Design Samantha Aylsworth

Asst. Set Design & Construction Stephen Purdy

Production History

The Arden Theatre, St. Albert, AB - Jan 31, 2020

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB - Jan 30, 2020

EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, Prince Albert, SK - Jan 28, 2020

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon, MB - Jan 26, 2020

Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre, Camrose, AB - Nov 9, 2019

Westlock CATS, Westlock, AB - Nov 8, 2019

Wem, Shropshire, UK - Oct 5th, 2018

Orton, Cumbria, UK - Sept 30th, 2018

Wetheral, Cumbria, UK - Sept 29th, 2018

Wooler, Northumberland, UK - Sept 28th, 2018

Wingates, Northumberland, UK - Sept 27th, 2018

Hepscott, Northumberland, UK - Sept 23rd, 2018

Amble, Northumberland, UK - Sept 22nd, 2018

Torbay, NewfoundlandJack Byrne Entertainment Centre – May 15th, 2018

Annapolis Royal, Nova ScotiaKing’s Theatre – May 13th, 2018

Chester, Nova ScotiaChester Playhouse – May 12th, 2018

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

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 4th, 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

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Stay tuned for the announcement of the premiere!

Show synopsis

With the holiday season approaching, Joanie Little is springing back into the coffee shop to decorate, sling caffeine, and most of all bring a healthy dose of celebratory cheer to all of her customers! Shortly after the events of Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, and with the experiences of Adventures... just around the corner, Joanie is determined to give her customers a holiday season to remember.

Press quotes

“Perry has a gorgeous jazz voice, capable of Cole Porter-esque perkiness and soulful richness” - ★★★★ - Broadway Baby - for Confessions...
“Impeccable comic timing and faultless delivery. Perry is an animated and engaging performer.” - ★★★★★ - The Nouse UK - for Confessions...
“Absolutely delightful and triumphant!” - ★★★★★ - TWISI - for Adventures...
“Bursting with talent and charm.” - The Scotsman - for Adventures...

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Musical Direction and Arrangements by David Kingsmill

Bond James Bond poster by Smile Theatre

Photo credits: Sly Pereira (photo) and Smile Theatre (graphic design)

Upcoming Engagements

Currently on tour with Smile Theatre, GTA - Mar-May 2022

Show synopsis

"The name's Bond. James Bond."

Celebrating its 60th year in 2022, and an incredible 25 movies in, the James Bond franchise is known and loved around the world. Rejoicing in each of the inimitable theme songs, multiple award-winning solo show playwright and performer Rebecca Perry sings each and every one, from pop songs to rock numbers to romantic ballads: this audio-visual feast will bring out the super-spy in everyone!

Press quotes

“Perry's performance is nothing short of stunning... connecting with the audience and never losing us for a second.” - ★★★★★ - Fringe Guru UK - for Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Creative and
Production Team

Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry

Arrangements by David Kingsmill

Contact and Booking

Presenter Packages

For From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood,
please click here.

For Bond, James Bond: The Songs of 007,
please click here.

For Christmas with a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl,
please click here.

Contact details

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 +1 (905) 867-5878.

For contract and pricing questions, please contact Cameron Smillie, Contract Manager at hippopool@execulink.com or +1 (519) 770-0442.

Please note for all phone calls that Rebecca Perry and Cameron Smillie are based in Canada, and therefore their standard timezone is EST. We would be very grateful if you would time any phone calls accordingly.