Posted on May 7, 2013
On May 21, Christiana Little will sing the music of Janine McGuire at the Laurie Beechman theatre. Composer/lyricist Janine McGuire will present an evening of rock-influenced musical theatre songs as well as several brand new compositions created in collaboration with fellow writers in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Christiana will be joined onstage by cast members of Newsies, Bring it On, Hands on a Hardbody, Rent, Jersey Boys and more.
Let’s Make Noise: The Music of Janine McGuire
Featuring Christiana Little
May 21, 9:30pm
At the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W 42nd street)
$20 tickets + $15 food/drink minimum, available here.
Christiana Little will debut a new song, “Something Very Small,” with collaborator Rick Bassett at SONGS WE WROTE, an informal evening of words and music by members of the 2012/2013 BMI First Year Class. Composer Rick will play piano, and lyricist Christiana will sing. Christiana will also perform the works of several other colleagues as well, including an excerpt of Janine McGuire‘s musical based on the life of Margaret Sanger – a role that Christiana previous played in a workshop performance at Primary Stages/ESPA. Songs from Christiana’s celebrated BMI peers, including Jamie Cowperthwait, Robert John Ford, Justin Friello, Cleo Handler, Christine Toy Johnson, Brian Katona, Laura Kleinbaum, Jake Lloyd, Michael Mott, Bill Nelson, Nicky Phillips, Bradford Proctor, Adam Sakiyama, Zoe Samuel, Lucas Syed, Pamela Weiler Grayson, Ben Wexler and Sarah Ruhl will also be featured.
SONGS WE WROTE
Featuring the work of Christiana Little and the BMI First Year Class
5pm, April 9 at Toshi’s Living Room
9 West 26th Street
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Posted on February 8, 2013
Starting on February 24, Christiana Little will be hosting the LIVE simulcasts of the Philadelphia Orchestra, broadcast live from Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center into cinemas around the world. Christiana joins acclaimed concert film director Pierre Lamoureux in creating a magical evening for classical music lovers. She will have the honor of interviewing – live, on-camera – artists such as conductors Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Simon Rattle, violinist Hilary Hahn, soprano Barbara Hannigan, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
The Philadelphia Orchestra LIVE from Verizon Hall, distributed by SpectiCast:
Sunday February 24: Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts The Rite of Spring. More info.
Sunday May 5: Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Mahler and Strauss. More info.
Sunday May 19: Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” More info.
For more information on the complete series, and find a theatre near you, click here.
Posted on January 24, 2013
Christiana Little joins the cast of SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, which opens in April at the HERE Arts Center Dorothy B. Theatre, part of the Roadworks Series, presented by Opera on Tap. SMASHED is an original opera by James Berry and Timothy Braun, loosely based on the life of Carrie Nation, self-proclaimed “God’s bulldog” and ardent (if not downright violent) temperance movement activist. Christiana plays the role of Anne, a total lush.
Opera on Tap, which mixes high art and craft beers, has been called “raucous and sublime” by the NY Sun. Buy tickets here.
SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story
Thu-Sat April 4th-6th, 7pm
HERE Arts Center/ The Dorothy B. Theater
145 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10013
Posted on September 24, 2012
Christiana Little, lyricist, has been invited to join the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. An innovative program at its inception, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop continues to flourish in its fiftieth year, and is considered to be the foremost training ground for new writing voices, nurturing shows like A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine, Once On This Island, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Next To Normal, and The Book of Mormon. The Workshop received a special Tony Award in 2007, and a Drama Desk Award in 2006. Christiana is honored to join this esteemed program.
Posted on September 17, 2012
What He Did For Love, a tribute concert to the late, Tony-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, will be presented at DROM in Manhattan Oct. 29, featuring Broadway and National Tour performers, including Alex Brightman (Wicked), Jennifer Noble (Ghost) and Christiana Little. The concert will feature songs from and stories about A Chorus Line, Smile!, The Goodybe Girl, They’re Playing Our Song, The Sweet Smell Of Success, The Champ, The Spy Who Loved Me, and more.
Created and produced by Andrey Lyle Patino, the evening will feature musical direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld. Jennifer Ashley Tepper (If It Only Runs a Minute) will host.
Doors will open at 7 PM.
DROM is located at 85 Ave A (between 5th & 6th) in Manhattan. Tickets are priced $15 online and $20 at the door. For tickets, visit dromnyc.com or call (212) 777-1157.
Christiana Little is the Voice of God (and an Intern) with This Week in the World LIVE at the Looking Glass Theatre
Posted on August 20, 2012
Christiana Little joins comedy/improv news team of This Week in the World in their first-ever live show at the Looking Glass Theatre, on Wednesday August 22 at 8pm. Christiana plays the Voice of God, and also the nervous intern, Gladys Goodnight.
This Week in the World Live!
Wednesday, August 22 @ 8 p.m.
At the Looking Glass Theatre
422 West 57th Street (btwn 9th//10th Aves), (212) 307-9467
$10 admission online or at the door
$15 admission plus open bar (at the door only)
Christiana Little sings the music of Caleb Damschroder & Natalie Tenenbaum at the 45th Street Theatre
Posted on August 1, 2012
Christiana Little sings the work of Caleb Damschroder & Natalie Tenenbaum at the 45th Street Theatre on Thursday, August 2 at 9:30pm, part of a concert by the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop First Years. Christiana will be singing “Sunny Honeymoon” and accompanying herself on the ukulele. Tickets can be purchased here.
Posted on July 17, 2012
BOMBSHELL BABY! A WW2 Musical Starring Veronica Garland (book and lyrics by Christiana Little, music by Christiana Little and Rachel Felstein) will run July 26-29 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. Tickets and more info about the show at www.bombshellbabymusical.com!
Posted on June 12, 2012
Christiana Little’s first full-length work, Bombshell Baby! A World War II Musical Starring Veronica Garland, is slated for showcase the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Manhattan the last weekend of July. For more information on this TOTALLY EXCITING new work, keep your mouse trained on www.bombshellbabymusical.com.
BOMBSHELL BABY! A World War II Musical Starring Veronica Garland stars opera singer Matthew Anchel as his female alter ego, Veronica Garland. Book & Lyrics by Christiana Little, Music by Christiana Little & Rachel Felstein, with Arranger & Music Director Zach Abramson.
“1944: When the Super Secret Service has a trouble finding Hitler, they call on Veronica Garland, the most beautiful woman in the world, star of stage and screen, to come to the rescue. Accompanied by a cross-dressing fighter pilot, a contraband candy dealer, and a French-Canadian cabaret dancer, Veronica belts and shimmies her way across Europe. Will she be derailed by an unexpected “bundle of joy”? Will she wheedle recon out of the One-Eyed Nazi? Will she ever find her MIA husband? And will that damn Hitler guy ever be de-bunkered? You have to come see BOMBSHELL BABY to find out!”
If you love new musical theatre works, drag queens (and kings), pithy social commentary, rousing music, dance numbers and/or scatalogical Nazi humor, then this show is for you.