My forever quote: “When I grow up, I want to be a tomato farmer.” It’s true, I do. I don’t know when that “growing up” will be, but it’s an idea that has circled in and out of my mind for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it’s because I grew up on a farm in rural Ontario. Perhaps it’s about connecting to the earth. Or perhaps I just really REALLY like tomatoes. I also have “happy holidays” playing on repeat inside my head. - @robinson.christa
Christa Robinson, oboist with Alarm Will Sound, enjoys an active career in NYC as a freelance musician and educator. Her performance outlets include chamber music, symphonic music, pop music, commercial music, and contemporary music, and she says she’s “forever grateful for the variety.” Recently, she was part of a premiere playing electric guitar and electric toothbrush in a piece by Merche Blasco, this week she will record a TV theme song, and sit in to play in the pit of two different Broadway musicals.
Robinson was the featured “singing oboist” and music director of Broadway’s production of “King Charles III”, and has substituted on many current and past Broadway musicals including “@wicked_musical ,” “@carouselbway,” “@myfairladybway,” “Les Miserables,” “@kingandimusical,” “@fiddlerontheroofbway,” “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Miss Saigon,” “@Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.” What a treat for a lady who grew up singing show tunes with her beloved siblings (Julia and Aaron) who introduced her to the joy of musical theatre (yes, that’s the Canadian spelling) and blasted EVERY Stephen Sondheim show around the house.
Christa currently teaches pre-k through 5th grade classroom music at Central Park East 1 Elementary School in East Harlem, and lives in Brooklyn with Ettaraine, her 5 year old daughter with whom she sings, dances and reads. After hours, she spends time at the reed desk (a messy adventure), whittling wood and praying to the reed gods. -------------------------------- #AlarmWillSound#AWS#AWSProfiles#Oboe#Oboist#ChristaRobinson#Broadway#Musicals#Theater#electrictoothbrush#Wicked#Carousel#myfairlady#lesmiserables#thekingandi
What a fantastic show! We got to meet the cast and go backstage. Lovely people with amazing talent ❤️ Thank you for taking time to speak to our students! @kavindpan @elenashaddowofficial @thejosellana @charliejamesoh @wnhs_theatre #thekingandi
Still reeling from last night’s incredible concert at @54below ! What an honor to perform alongside such a star-studded lineup, and to sing some of the most beautiful music ever written for the American stage. Thank you to the incomparable @scottcoulternyc for putting this together—it was a truly magical and inspiring celebration. #ccm#collegeconservatoryofmusic#jeromerobbins#somethingwonderful#thekingandi
Yul Brynner with his son Rock. The first stop in the national tour of The King and I play in the 50s was Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of the famous chocolate. The city's mayor gave Yul a carton filled with Hershey bars that were supposed to last the entire tour, but Yul and Rock finished them in one night 😆
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@capacolumbus and @broadwaycolumbus present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s, ‘The King and I’ April 24-29 at the Ohio Theatre.
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, ‘The King and I’ boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful”
Tickets start at $34 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call 614.469.0939 or 800.745.3000.
I cannot wait to see it for the first time tomorrow night! Stay tuned for Insta-Stories but not Highlights because I stilldon’t have those!
We had so much fun getting to know the beautiful story of The King and I. Oh how I’d love to twirl around the dance floor in a dress like that some day. Thanks to the cast and crew for a wonderful afternoon! #Broadway#BroadwayinCincinnati#TheKingAndI @broadwaycincy @aronoffcenter @kingandimusical