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Review: Notes on the Classification of Spectral Lines ...
Aided by science, this theatrical essay covers vast distances
DAILY Arts  May 26, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...When traveling with Stephen Pruitt and Rebecca Whitehurst, prepare to cover vast distances. The wastes of West Texas..."

Local Opera Local Artists' We Might Be Struck by Lightning
In this new pastiche chamber opera, LOLA takes us on a bold musical journey
Arts Review  August 24, 2017, by Michelle Haché
"...She's created two original storylines and woven through them compositions by Fauré, Brahms, Schubert, and others that relate to the characters' circumstances. Alongside the vocalists who perform the songs in character are dancers portraying other characters, their movements choreographed by Rebecca Whitehurst..."

LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The quality of mercy is never not strained in this new adaptation of Mozart's late opera
Arts Review  March 8, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Like a kind of anti-Portia, this lover of Tito's argued against mercy, stressing the danger to him and the empire that would result from leaving a deadly enemy alive and unpunished. Her suit was persuasive, given the forceful words that Austin writer Rebecca Whitehurst armed her with and the passion with which they were delivered by actor Taji Senior, but it went unheard by Tito..."

Local Opera Local Artists' La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The company’s take on Mozart’s last opera asks hard questions about forgiveness in a messy world
Arts Story  March 1, 2018, by Robert Faires
"..."For Berenice, telling the story is an act of cleansing," says Rebecca Whitehurst, who collaborated on We Might Be Struck by Lightning and was tapped to pen Berenice's lines. She found it crucial to root them in personal need..."

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend
You know, after you’ve told the usual fascists to go f*ck themselves
DAILY Arts  August 17, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...4) WE MIGHT BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Anyone familiar with “personal journeys of love, loss, depression, and redemption” – and who among us isn’t, if they’re more than five months out of the cradle? – anyone, we say, will likely dig this dance-enhanced chamber opera wrangled by Rebecca Herman, Peter Stopschinski, and Rebecca Whitehurst, replete with classical compositions and unleashed within the soaring angularities of the Mexican American Cultural Center this weekend...."

Sexy Finger Champs Trash Hits the Rock
Texas Platters
Music Review  September 8, 2000, by Christopher Gray
"...Atwood's vocals are unhinged but vulnerable, similar to the Meat Purveyors' Jo Walston or Sincola's Rebecca Cannon, and capable of both throat-ripping rants like "Jean-Luc Picard" and swooning Latino lost-love ballads like "Tejano." Behind her, the band tears it up like a kitten digging into a stack of old newspapers. Chepo Peña's buzzsaw guitar, Rebekah Whitehurst's slippery bass, and Terri Lord's whipcrack drums crystallize Atwood's manic-panic energy without sacrificing any of the melodic theatrics you'd expect from people fond of both the Go-Go's and Kiss..."

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