Christiana Cole in URBAN MOMFARE at the NYC Fringe

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Christiana Cole heads up the cast of URBAN MOMFARE in the NYC Fringe Festival. The stiletto-tapping new musical (words and music by Pamela Weiler Grayson) follows the lives of three Upper East Side moms as they navigate the “cosmo jungle,” bringing up kids in the big city. Christiana plays newbie mom (and leading lady) Kate.

The cast includes Tiffan Borelli, Antonietta Corvinelli, Sandi DeGeorge, Cheryl Howard, Christine Toy Johnson and Sarah Rosenthal. Alice Jankell directs, with musical director Clare Cooper and choreographer Janine Molinari (DanceMolinari).

URBAN MOMFARE
Theatre 80 at 80 St. Marks Place Venue #7
between 1st and 2nd Aves
SAT 8/9 @7pm, THURS 8/14 @2pm, SUN 8/17 @7:45pm, FRI 8/22 @5:15pm, SUN 8/24 @3:30pm
Get tickets directly from FringeNYC by clicking here.

Christiana premieres two new plays in the World’s Fair Play Festival

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Christiana Cole premieres new plays by Wendy MacLeod and Lauren Yee as part of the World’s Fair Play Festival, at the Queens Theatre, July 18-27. The WFPL is a presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.

The WFPF celebrates the rich, vibrant history that continues to animate Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the borough of Queens, and more broadly – New York City. The multiplicity of cultures and ideologies that were on display at the World’s Fairs and that populate Queens today will play an integral part in the WFPF.

Christiana is featured in “Drop a Dime” by Wendy MacLeod (The House of Yes, and premieres at the Goodman Theater and Playwrights Horizons) and “Carousel of Progress” by Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman, Pan Asian Rep: The Hatmaker’s Wife, Playwrights Realm). Lauren Keating and Erik Pearson direct, respectively.

The World’s Fair Play Festival at the Queens Theatre

Friday, July 18 – 27
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

Christiana accepted into the BMI Advanced Writer’s Workshop

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Christiana Little with her collaborator Bradford Proctor, on June 3, 2014.

Christiana Little with her collaborator Bradford Proctor, on June 3, 2014.

On June 3, 2014, Christiana Cole and her collaborator Bradford Proctor presented a 20-minute excerpt from their musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The cast included April Woodall, Annie Watkins, Justin Friello, Arri Lawton Simon, Ben Boecker, Laura Kleinbaum and Christiana. Based on this presentation, the BMI Steering Committee (led by Alan Menken and Maury Yeston) decided that the writers and the project should be moved into the elite Advanced workshop. Christiana and Brad will continue to develop their new musical in the BMI Advanced Workshop this fall.

Watch video of the 20-minute presentation here:

Christiana wins THE MOTH

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Christiana Cole told a story about something weird that happened to her when she was 10, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Housing Works Bookstore as part of the The Moth storytelling series. Nine other storytellers also told stories, but Christiana won. She’ll be going to the Grand Slam at the Williamsburg Music Hall in the fall to tell another story.

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Christiana performing at the The Moth on June 19, 2014.

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Christiana joins the voice faculty at the New York Film Academy

NYFA_logo(4)Christiana Little is proud to join the New York Film Academy‘s private voice faculty, teaching students in NYFA’s Musical Theatre program. Christiana has taught voice privately for ten years, and is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the students at NYFA. For more information about studying voice with Christiana, read her teaching letter by clicking here.

 

Christiana Little joins the Accidental Shakespeare Company

accidental logoChristiana Little is now a member of the Accidental Shakespeare Company. ASC is known for their “Hit-and-Run Shakespeare” series, in which actors come together for a single night to present a Shakespeare play, fully memorized, but with no rehearsals and no director. Audience members bring props from home for the actors to use. (Past notable props include undergarments, pickles, and an entire case of Yuengling beer.) Playful and alive, Hit-and-Run is not only the true test of a Classical actor, but an explosively good time. Look for Christiana in their upcoming season.

Christiana Little cast in reading of “Helen of Troy”

helenChristiana Little has been cast as the trouble-making Antichorus in a reading of “Helen of Troy,” a new musical by Zoe Samuel (book/lyrics) and Douglas Cohen (music). 2013 Callaway award winner Marlo Hunter directs. Cast includes Broadway alums Stephanie D’Abruzzo as Andromache and Hannah Elless as Helen. The reading will be presented on May 1st.

Christiana Little is Laurie Partridge in THE BARDY BUNCH

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Christiana Little is Laurie Partridge in the THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, running March 20 – April 13 at the Theatre at St. Clements.

“In the summer of 1974, the Brady and Partridge Families, recently canceled by ABC and no longer under America’s watchful eye, met in a blood-soaked, passion-filled, vengeance-fueled, very special episode of Shakespearean proportions.” 

THE BARDY BUNCH: A New Musical Situation Comedy of Errors
The Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street)
Written by Stephen Garvey
Directed by Jay Stern
March 20 – April 13
Tickets are available at the 1970’s price of $18

For tickets and all other info, check out www.thebardybunch.com.

Click here to read about The Bardy Bunch on Playbill.com.
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THE CHARM by Christiana Little & David Shenton in SoundBites Festival on Dec. 9, 2013

Image“THE CHARM,” a ten-minute musical by Christiana Little (book/lyrics) and David Shenton (music) has been selected as a finalist for the first-ever SoundBites Festival, part of Theatre Now New York.

“The Charm” is about a pair a newlyweds, fresh from a fairy tale wedding, who are struck by a very modern fear: how will they know that they will always love each other? With the help of a wizard, an international road trip, and one very special pair of underwear, the couple finds true happiness where they least expect it. The piece was developed by Little & Shenton in the BMI Workshop, and stars Christiana Little as the princess, Lotte Lenya award-winning tenor James Benjamin Rodgers as her prince, Ryan Kinsella as the Wizard, and John Jeffords and Erin Shields as an assortment of whimsical characters. Donald Garverick (Show Choir! The Musical) directs, with music direction by Erik James.

SoundBites will showcase excerpts from 10 up-and-coming writing teams. The festival is Monday, December 9th, at The 47th Street Theater at 8 pm. Tickets for $25 are on sale to the public NOW on Theatre Now’s website at TNNY.org and by phone at 855-254-SHOW or 855-254-7469.

Other writers featured in the show include Timothy Huang, Andy Roninson & Chris Critelli, Matt Patrick Walsh & Nathan Brisby, Patricia Bebe McGarry & Gabe Greene, Caitlin Gallo, Danielle Trzcinski & Jonathon Lynch, Adam Gwon, Nathan Christensen & Scott Murphy, Sarah Norris & Kyle Norris.

Read the official Broadway World press release here.

Christiana Little cast in TEETH, by Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson

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Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs.

TEETH, by Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson, is a musical adaptation of the 2006 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film of the same name that tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen who discovers that she has teeth in her vagina. When forces conspire to destroy her, Dawn must decide which part of herself she will save and which she will sacrifice. Christiana Little plays one of the “Promise Keeper Girls,” Dawn’s friends who are saving themselves for marriage, no matter what. TEETH is being presented in concert as part of Ars Nova’s UNCHARTED program for rising stars in musical theatre.

Featuring Amelia Cormack, Jillian Gottlieb, Benjamin Howes, Christiana Little, Melody Madarasz, Eric William Morris, Aaron Riesebeck, and Kaye Tuckerman. Musical Direction by Lynne Shankel, directed by Stephen Santa.

UNCHARTED: Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson
Friday, December 06 at 8:00PM
at Ars Nova
511 W. 54th St
New York, NY 10019

Get your tickets here.