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Birth Place: Richmond, VA

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Rachel Marrs is a singer and musical theater actress based in Richmond, VA (read more)
BWW Review: Large Ensemble Shines in Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Uplifting BRIGHT STARBWW Review: Large Ensemble Shines in Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Uplifting BRIGHT STAR
by Jeremy Bustin - Mar 24, 2019

Written and composed by actor-comedian-turned-banjo-enthusiast Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, the country-tinged BRIGHT STAR finds a perfect fit in Swift Creek Mill Theatre's intimate space. The production, featuring inventive direction, some standout performances, rollicking choreography and an appealing bluegrass score, runs through May 11. (more...)

Casting Announced For BRIGHT STAR At Swift Creek MillCasting Announced For BRIGHT STAR At Swift Creek Mill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Inspired by a real event and featuring a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score, Broadway's "Bright Star" tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, with music that will have your toes tapping! (more...)

BWW Review: LIZZIE at the 5th Wall Theatre: Campy Carnage Has Entered The Basement...BWW Review: LIZZIE at the 5th Wall Theatre: Campy Carnage Has Entered The Basement...
by Brent Deekens - Oct 17, 2018

Plays Through The 3rd of November, 2018 at The Basement (more...)

5th Wall Announces Cast For Rock Opera Hard Hitter LIZZIE5th Wall Announces Cast For Rock Opera Hard Hitter LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

5th Wall Theatre is proud to announce the selection of four eminently talented actresses to take on the bloody tale of accused axe murderess Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE, a rock opera musical filled with the adrenaline of a rock concert and the intrigue of one of America's most blood-curdling murder mysteries.  LIZZIE puts a unique spin on the Lizzie Borden tale, reimagining it through a lens that combines Victorian era propriety and a give-no-cares riot girl attitude with book by Tim Maner, music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, and lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner. Reviewers have praised the LIZZIE, calling it "a furiously performed declaration of feminist strength and survivorship" (Chicago Tribune) and "presented with wall-rattling glee...deliciously watchable" (New York Times). (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Richmond Triangle PlayersBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Richmond Triangle Players
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 18, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players closes its 25th anniversary season with an already-extended, completely-sold-out production of the very ambitious A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary SeasonA CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, A Chorus Line. This landmark work, with a cast comprised of performers from up and down the East Coast, opens Today, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm, following a two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday June 6 and 7 at 8 pm.  (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary SeasonA CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, A Chorus Line. This landmark work, with a cast comprised of performers from up and down the East Coast, opens Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm, following a two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday June 6 and 7 at 8 pm.  (more...)

5th Wall Announces Upcoming Country Musical, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES5th Wall Announces Upcoming Country Musical, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Artistic Director Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre in partnership with The American Theatre in Hampton, Virginia are thrilled to announce their co-production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, a musical that brought the warmth and heartfelt storytelling of country music to Off-Broadway, Broadway, and West End audiences for years.  Directed by Richard M. Parison, Jr., this show features a talented cast from Virginia and beyond that includes locals Mike Bamford, Rachel Marrs, and Desiree Roots along with New York performers Mike Cefalo and John Mervini as well as North Carolina performer Sean Powell with music direction by Storm Burks and choreography by Karen Getz.  Pump Boys and Dinettes is set on a lonely stretch of Highway 57, where the Pump Boys -- Jackson, Jim, Eddie, and L.M. -- fill the gas tanks of weary travelers while the Cupp sisters, Rhetta and Prudie, serve up comfort food and slices of their famous homemade pie in the Double Cupp Diner next door.  Together, they fashion an evening of down home country music delight with tales of both hilarity and heartbreak played on everything from guitars and pianos to kitchen utensils. (more...)

Inventive and Engaging, ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL is a Fresh Trip Down the Rabbit HoleInventive and Engaging, ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL is a Fresh Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
by Jeremy Bustin - Aug 22, 2017

Under the imaginative hand of Adam Ferguson, The Basement is transformed into a 360-degree Wonderland. Serving as the director, scenic designer and props master, Ferguson displays the kind of vision and talent that take years to hone. (more...)

TheatreLAB & Firehouse Theatre present ALICE: A NEW MUSICALTheatreLAB & Firehouse Theatre present ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The team currently presenting HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, TheatreLAB & Firehouse Theatre, are proud to bring another exciting musical to the Richmond stage this summer. ALICE: a new musical, with music & lyrics by Lesley DeSantis & Andrew Barbato and book by Andrew Barbato. Directed by Adam B. Ferguson, the production will take place at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement (300 East Broad Street), running August 12th-20th. (more...)