Librettist, Composer and Lyricist
A diverse artist, who writes original stories and compositions deep from the heart, and never afraid to pour out her authentic Mediterranean and cabaret influences on stage! Recent awards include: Winner of the Buñol, Symphonic Wind Band Competition '16, Spain, 1st place in Hampton Beach Talent Competition '16, NH and an award for “Best Staged Reading” at Midtown International Theater Festival for Ciao Bambino. Currently serving as Musical Director and Teaching Artist in New York with Long Lake Camp of the Performing Arts , Brooklyn Arts Council, The Queens Theatre and the 92 Y. Favorite youth productions she has recently musical directed include: High School Musical, Seussical, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Oliver, and Chicago! Her writing has also been featured with Dance, Laugh, Learn LLC, The Vail Jazz Festival, Onstage Blog, Lessonface and Takelessons.com. Also held position as theater operations apprentice Off-Broadway at the New Victory/New 42 Theatre. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors for International Women in Jazz and is also a member of the National Italian-American Federation, National Organization of Italian-American Women, BMI, Dramatists Guild of America,, Society of Composers and Lyricists, Off-Broadway Alliance, TRU and Carnegie Hall Music Educators.
As an Actor
Elizabeth Turner is an accomplished singer and actress known for her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant energy on stage! Entertaining audiences across the globe with Disney Live!, Nickelodeon at Sea, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise lines, RWS Entertainment Group, Ogunquit Playhouse, Texas Family Musicals, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Palau de les artes. NY performances with Amore Opera, Regina Opera, NY Lyric Opera and at Symphony Space, Metropolitan room, Cutting room, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar, and Toshi’s Living room. Liz obtained her M.M and B.M from The Berklee College of Music, in Vocal Performance, and also studied Arts Administration at NYU. Elizabeth is quite active in the Film and Voice-over community in New York and is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AFM Local 802, Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers .
Librettest and Director
Vincent Pelligrino is a jack-of-all-trades performer, musician, director and teacher. Originally from Michigan, he holds a BA Theatre from Wisconsin Lutheran College, and an MFA Theatre-Acting from West Virginia University. As a director and music director, Vincent displays passion and showmanship - and to 'Ciao Bambino', he brings a personal connection.
"With a name like 'Pelligrino', I have always felt a connection to my Italian heritage. This musical brings the energy of a generation of Italian-American immigrants; and the magic of New York city in the 1950's. While still maintaining a family friendly story, the musical explores the importance of familial relationships, and what it truly means to be "Italian".
It is so refreshing to work on new, totally original material. The music of 'Ciao Bambino' ranges in style from tarantella to pop ballad. There truly is something for everyone."
Musical Director, Arranger and Orchestrator
A native of Switzerland, Andreas is an innovative pianist, composer and arranger of our generation. He currently serves as a music copyist for David Foster. A winner of the Swiss Artist prize, Liverpool Jazz award, Buñol Symphonic Wind Band Competition, Double Nominee at the American Songwriting Awards and recipient of a composer mentorship with the SCL NY. He is an artist with Waves Audio. Past musical theatre credits include Jack and the Beanstalk at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, UK, Cats at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, and All Shook up at the Unity Theater, Liverpool. Served as Staff Accompanist at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts from 2013-2015. Currently works as a teaching artist for Queens Theatre in the Park and ballet pianist at Cobble Hill Ballet. He holds a M.M from the Berklee College of Music, BA Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, and a BA from Zurich University of the Arts.
Our Cast and Creative Team at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre..........