Kristi Holden, Christine in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, will be starring in Singing Outside The Lines on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 2pm at the Clark County Flamingo Library Theater (1401 E Flamingo Road, Las Vegas 89119).
“Singing Outside the Lines” will be an afternoon of songs varying from opera to jazz to Broadway to pop, and highlighting music by Puccini, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, John Denver, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as other great Broadway and contemporary composers of today. Kristi is looking forward to “singing outside the lines” of her legit soprano repertoire and sharing songs she loves of different genres and vocal stylings.
With musical direction by Philip Fortenberry, she will be joined by fellow cast members of “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular” and “Jersey Boys” as special guests for a wonderful afternoon of song and dance. This one day concert event will benefit Family Promise of Las Vegas, a local non-profit organization that assists Las Vegas homeless families to get off the streets and back into homes. Admission is a $20 donation per person. Tickets are available at www.FamilyPromiseLVTickets.com. For reservations or more information, call 702-245-0992.
Kristi grew up in a small community in the middle of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Influenced by movie musicals, reruns of the Lawrence Welk show and the array of music her mother listened to, she grew up singing and dancing dreaming of being on stage. By the time she was just four years old it was unmistakable that she wanted to perform. Her grandfather nicknamed her “Grasshopper,” amused by her endless singing and dancing around his feet. Kristi’s local church and community embraced her vocal talents at an early age and put her to work on stage where she thrived into her late teens. She started taking dance lessons at age seven and by the time she reached sixteen she herself became an instructor teaching jazz and tap for all ages. Additionally, Kristi grew up studying piano and visual arts.
Kristi earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She studied Opera and Jazz vocal technique while becoming addicted to coffee in the hometown of Starbucks and the ubiquitous barista cart!
Upon graduating from Cornish, Kristi moved to Los Angeles with her husband, David, where they now call home. Kristi began her professional career in Los Angeles as a cast member in critically acclaimed productions at The Hollywood Bowl, Reprise! Broadway’s Best and local Civic Light Opera theatres. Some of her favorite roles include Julie in CAROUSEL, Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN. She has been recognized for her contribution to the Los Angeles theatre community with a Robbie Nomination, two Inland Theatre Awards and honored recipient of a Richard Carpenter Scholarship Award to assist in her artistic endeavors as a professional artist. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG, AFTRA and the prestigious Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild.
Kristi is currently playing Christine Daae in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.