by: Magda Katz
Kelli Rabke returned for another successful engagement at 54Below in a show entitled “No Place Like Home.” She shared with the audience her fairytale rise in show business. She received her first big great as Dorothy in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Shortly after that, she was personally chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber for the lead role of the Narrator in the Broadway revival of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Kelli went on to play Eponine in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, and has performed extensively in regional theatres around the country.
Some of the songs she presented in her show included “Any Dream” (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat) and got a big laugh with “Times Like This” (Lucky Stiff). Musical Director and on piano Jeremy Clayton.
Kelli took some time out to get married and raise two children but the tug of the limelight drew her back to the stage. Her performance at 54 showed that the stage is where she belongs. Kelli’s clear notes and the deep emotion as she sang “On My Own,” from Les Miserables, makes her a star to watch.
Photos/Video: Magda Katz