O’Brien, Rachel

Teaches

  • Musical Theatre Masterclass

Education

  • Bachelor of Music, Piano and Women’s & Gender Studies, Mount Allison University

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Rachel O’Brien is a Halifax-based music director, pianist, and educator. Since moving to Halifax last year she co-Music Directed Neptune Theatre School YPCo’s sold-out run of Les Misérables: School Edition with fellow Theatre School instructor Sarah Richardson, and musically directed Seussical: the Musical for Halifax Regional Arts. Her selected credits include: over 100 performances of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical (The Guild), Evita and Joseph… Dreamcoat (Blind Faith Productions), Disney’s Mary Poppins (Theatre New Brunswick), and Hello Dolly! (Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre). Rachel graduated proudly from Mount Allison University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Music, specializing in Piano and Women’s & Gender Studies, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant, Choir Director, and Collaborative Pianist. Most recently she was grateful to visit Brockville, Ontario to play for St. Lawrence College’s spring production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This summer Rachel was happy to be on staff, once again, teaching musical theatre to all ages for Neptune Theatre School’s summer camp program. This Fall Rachel is musical director for  Stagecoach Halifax/Bedford as well pit musician for both Frozen Jr and Peter Pan at Neptune Theatre.