Christine Reisner-Rebic & Don Rebic
and-wife cabaret duo
with Broadway and
Don Rebic is a New York City-based musical director, conductor, composer, and pianist whose distinguished, four-decade career has spanned the worlds of Broadway, jazz, cabaret and classical music. Don’s Broadway credits include Dancin’ and Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse; Teaneck Tanzi starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman; and Anything Goes starring Patti LuPone. He has conducted for the national companies of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Kiss of the Spider Woman, starring Chita Rivera. As an in-demand accompanist and musical director, Don has worked with such luminaries as Peggy Lee, Kiri Te Kanawa, Barbara Cook, Laura Theodore, Betty Buckley, Dixie Carter, Morgana King, Lainie Kazan, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Regis Philbin, Tovah Feldshuh, Christine Andreas, Christine Ebersole, Victoria Clark, Julius la Rosa, Ricky Martin, and José Carreras. He conducted the Pittsburgh and Dallas Symphony Orchestras and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Leslie Uggams’ musical director for 24 years and has served as musical director for cabaret icon Karen Akers for 23 years. With his Don Rebic Trio (featuring David Finck on bass and Michael Berkowitz on drums), Don released the 10-song jazz CD “Together.” According to Stephen Holden, jazz and cabaret writer for The New York Times, “Whether paying tribute to Ramsey Lewis, quoting Duke Ellington, slipping into Broadway or classical modes, or taking a jaunt to Brazil, Don Rebic and his trio display the balance and clarity of a deeply musical ensemble. And his original compositions sparkle with a frisky melodic charm.” Don’s music has appeared in HBO documentaries and the feature film Night Catches Us starring Kerry Washington. Don recently married Christine Reisner, with whom he is currently performing and collaborating on an album that features some of their original songs.
Christine Reisner-Rebic, a native of Tenafly, NJ, grew up in musical theater as the niece of Broadway composer Albert Hague (Plain and Fancy, Tony Award winner for Redhead) and his wife, Renée Orin Hague, also a Broadway veteran. After graduating from high school, Christine made her professional dance debut in Paris at Le Palais du Sport and went on to work with such notables as Leonide Massine, Rosella Hightower, Luigi and Alwin Nikolais—with whom she toured internationally for four years. A gifted singer as well as a dancer, she was the star of La Nouvelle Eve cabaret in Paris among other headlining engagements in France. After returning to musical theater, she appeared in several off-Broadway musicals including New York City revivals of Burt Bacharach’s Promises Promises and Cole Porter’s Can Can, and the Pepsi Cola industrial show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2009 her first CD, “Beginner’s Luck,” received a rave review by Fanfare magazine and airplay around the country and by Jonathan Schwartz on WNYC FM. Her second album, “Songs of Albert Hague,” was released in 2012. Christine has presented three cabaret shows, “Songs of Albert Hague” and “Unearthing Treasures,” at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, and “Look Who’s in Love” with husband Don Rebic at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Look Who’s in Love
This charming cabaret act celebrates the possibility of finding love at any age. Look Who’s in Love features amusing patter and original songs, as well as music by veteran Broadway composer Albert Hague (Christine’s uncle) and timeless jazzy standards by Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Jimmy Van Heusen, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Christine and Don will also share insider anecdotes from their showbiz careers, including how they were both influenced by Bob Fosse.
The Songs of Albert Hague – Broadway and Beyond
This entertaining and enlightening cabaret performance lovingly pays tribute to Christine’s late uncle, the composer whose hits include “Young and Foolish” (from the Broadway show Plain & Fancy) and “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” (from the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Family anecdotes add charm and interest to this body of work that easily stands on its own merits. Hague collaborated on Broadway with such fine lyricists as Dorothy Fields on Redhead, for which they both won a Tony Award; Arnold B. Horwitt on Plain and Fancy, which launched the celebrated career of a young Barbara Cook; and the eccentric humorist Allan Sherman, who showcased his little-known serious side in songs written for The Fig Leaves Are Falling.
Jazz & Song: A Tribute to the Composers of Standards
Don and Christine perform jazzy favorites of the Great American Songbook. Simple and sweet, their renditions honor the classics as written, inviting the audience to celebrate these timeless tunes. This married couple exudes love with a charming musical chemistry that uplifts audiences and warms hearts.
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