Christiana Little interviewed on ABC, promoting Soldier’s Song

Christiana Little, star of the new Off-Broadway musical Soldier’s Song, was a guest on ABC’s Tiempo, hosted by Joe Torres. Christiana was joined by castmate J.W. Cortes and director Angelica Torn. The segment aired on July 31, 2011.

Christiana Little stars as Erica in new musical “Soldier’s Song”

Christiana Little stars in the new musical Soldier’s Song, written by Jim Cohen & Joanne Lee Drexler Cohen. Soldier’s Song tells the story of Southern beauty Erica (Christiana Little) who falls in love with a Puerto Rican soldier named Jose (played by J.W. Cortes), only to be ripped asunder by the war in Iraq. Soldier’s Song is directed by the acclaimed actor and director Angelica Torn, board member of The Actor’s Studio, and produced by Raphael Benavides Productions.

Soldier’s Song runs at the Poet’s Den Theater & Gallery, at 309 East 108th Street (between First and Second Avenues), evenings at 8:00 p.m. on July 21–24 (previews), July 28 opening night, July 29-31, August 17-21 and August 24-28, with Saturday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on July 23 and 30 and August 20 and 27. You can purchase tickets and learn more about the show at www.soliderssongmusical.com.

Christiana performs with Operation: Opera at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

On Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm, Christiana Little will sing in the first-ever performance of Operation: Opera at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Operation: Opera, headed by Olivia Custodio, brings together a group of young singers to perform famous arias (and some less conventional repertoire) in the casual, funky, booze-infused setting of the Lower East Side’s Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Christiana will be singing a Mozart aria, and two ensembles with the group, one by noted Spanish composer Enrique Iglesias, and one by Rihanna. Christiana will also be rapping. Cover charge is $7. More info and directions here.

Christiana Little performs in North Carolina with (some of) Chuckleball

On April 15, 2011, Christiana traveled to the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock, North Carolina to perform with Chuckleball, the Off-Broadway parody comedy sports musical review. However, two members of the four-person cast and the director were stuck in NYC due to flight delays! With only a couple hours till showtime, Christiana prepared a 20-minute set of music to buy time, in hopes that her cast-mates would simply arrive late. When it became clear that they would not arrive until after 10pm, Christiana tore through the script to figure out which numbers could be done with only two actors. Her impromptu cabaret set, along with the revised show was a hit – including Christiana’s unrehearsed (but off-book) appearance as Tiger Woods! Cameo guest star Jerry Moore (head coach of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers football team) described Christiana’s accomplishment:

“It’s times like this, when things are not going your way, that certain performers rise to the occasion. As a coach, I want performers like [Christiana] on my team anytime.”

Watch a medley of Christiana’s pre-show song set here:

Video and Photos from “Original Innocence,” starring Christiana Little

Watch Christiana Little (as “Eva”) sing “Shadows of Emptiness” in the new rock opera Original Innocence by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders. Eva, slain at the hands of Adam, watches as her friends prepare her grave and reflects upon her transition into the afterlife:

Christiana stars in “Original Innocence” this Friday, March 25th

Tickets are on sale for Original Innocence, a new rock opera retelling of the creation story by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders, starring Christiana Little as “Eva.” This world premiere will take place Friday, March 25 at 8pm & 10pm at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY (232 3rd Street at 3rd Ave). Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here.

Christiana sings the National Anthem for Friday Night Fights

On March 4, 2011, Christiana Little sang her rendition of our National Anthem for Friday Night Fights NYC, New York’s premier Muay Thai boxing league. Check back soon for video!

Christiana sings with Essential Voices USA

Christiana Little has been invited to join Essential Voices USA, one of the nation’s top singing ensembles, led by Emmy-nominated conductor Judith Clurman. Christiana will sing on their upcoming concert, The Composer Speaks: Shulamit Ran, featuring the music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. The concert is Sunday March 13, 2011, at Hebrew Union College Chapel at 1 West Fourth Street in Manhattan. You can learn more about Essential Voices USA and purchase advance tickets to the concert here. You can learn more about Judith Clurman here.

Christiana cast as “Eva” in new rock opera “Original Innocence”

Christiana Little has been cast in the leading role of “Eva” in Original Innocence, a new rock opera retelling of the Adam and Eve story. Music/lyrics/story by Dave Nuss, written by Eric Sanders, directed by Pat Diamond. You can see the first-ever workshop performance on March 25, 2011 at 8pm at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, New York. You can read more about Original Innocence here.