Queen of Ace
Christiane Noll stars in Signature Theatre Company's production of the new musical, Ace.
Still, the score isn't the only reason Noll wanted to do the show. "It's a very inspirational story, and we all believe in it. It's about fathers and sons and patriotism, and it has a lot of sentimentality, which we haven't seen much of lately in musicals," she says. "Plus, when I saw Eric Schaeffer, who I worked with at Signature in The Witches of Eastwick, was directing, I kind of just invited myself into the cast. And we're quite a roomful!"
Audiences who can't make it to Virginia currently have two new opportunities to hear Noll in their living rooms -- on the recording of the Off-Broadway musical Frankenstein and her third solo CD, My Personal Property. "I'd been doing a lot of compilation CDs with John Yap and Jay Records and I told him if we just took a lot of those tracks, I'd have another CD," she says. "What I love best though is that he allowed me to do my specific performance of 'Glitter and Be Gay," which I do in concert. I didn't want be trapped having to sing it in the way other people have. He also asked me to do 'This Is My Beloved,' and at first I hated it -- I'd never sung it before -- but when we did another take, I agreed it was really something."