ELIZABETH TURNER (Book Music and Lyrics) Also performs the role of Elizabetta. Favorite performances include: Disney Live! (Int. tour), Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ogunquit Playhouse, RWS, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Texas Family Musicals, Amore Opera, NY Lyric Opera, Opera Viva and Regina Opera. She has served as Director and Musical Director with the Queens Theatre, Brooklyn Arts Council, 92Y, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, TADA! Youth Theatre, Mainstages, and Inside Broadway. Current Music Licensing Coordinator at Concord Music Publishing with Boosey & Hawkes Classical, and Theatrical Division.
M.M. and B.M. in Vocal Performance Berklee College of Music. Current Doctoral Candidate with St. Thomas University, Ed.D expected 2023. Composition awards: 1stplace Hampton Beach Talent Show, 1stplace Buñol Symphonic Wind Band Competition. EMC/SAG-AFTRA/BMI. A Big Grazie to everyone who has helped bring Ciao Bambinoto life, especially to fiancé Andreas Häberlin, for bringing a happy ending to this musical! “She said yes!”
ANDREAS HÄBERLIN (Music Director, Orchestrator) Favorite performances include: Courtyard Hereford, Liverpool Empire, Unity Theatre, UK, Schauspielhaus Zürich. Music copyist for David Foster, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Snarky Puppy. Company pianist at Cobble Hill Ballet.
M.M. Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring), B.M. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Performance), B.M. Zurich University of the Arts (Composition).
Music director for the Queens Theatre, Long Lake Camp for the Arts. Sound designer for AIR Music Technology. Endorsed by Waves Audio. Recipient of the Swiss Composer Grant.
VINCENT PELLIGRINO (Director) is an NYC based performer, musician, director, and teacher. Originally from Michigan; B.A. Theatre Wisconsin Lutheran College, MFA- Acting from West Virginia University.
Regional theatre credits include Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Chicago), Meadowbrook Theatre (A Christmas Carol), Midtown Arts Center (Mary Poppins), Broward Stage Door (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/The Producers), and RWS Entertainment Group. Vincent directed the 2018 production of Ciao Bambino at the 13thStreet Repertory Theatre.
Ciao Bambino is a musical, written and composed by Elizabeth Turner. The compositions started out as a Music EP (Collection of songs) which debuted on iTunes in 2012. After being completed as a Masters Thesis, the show came to life and debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016.
At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for “Best Staged Reading”.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the show has a brief workshop at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (Off-Off Broadway), in April 2018.
In 2019, Elizabeth along with Director Vincent Pelligrino and Music Director Andreas Häberlin, presented a musical concert of selections from the show with professional singers and musicians at Opera America.