Elizabeth Synnott to Bring WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? to Nunnbetter Theatre, 4/2
Why Do Fools Fall In Love ? takes a look at love and romance through the eyes of a " Relationship Addict Professional" (or RAP artist), featuring songs about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful kind of relationships we live through or only hear about. Songs include Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind, Fifteen Pounds, My Romance (from Jumbo), Orange Colored Sky, Not Getting Married Today (from Company), I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady), Taylor, the Latte Boy and much more.
Elizabeth Synnott (Writer/Performer) is a working entertainer with a background in opera, musical theatre, TV and cabaret, she is currently involved with THE COMPANY's Academy for the Performing Arts at the Hackensack based theatre school in residence. Classically trained, she has been a principal concert soloist throughout Europe and the US since her professional debut with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Among her most memorable performances was her appearance in Theatrefest's production of Terrance McNally's Masterclass with actress Leslie Uggams. She has appeared as a principal performer in several series in the United States and abroad including "The Magic of Christmas", and a "Tribute To Paul Whiteman." In New York, she was a featured performer in Mendelssohn's "Elijah" and Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" at Carnegie Hall, performed a two-woman show titled, "Irresistible" at The Producer's Club and most recently was featured in The Company's production of "Barefoot In the Park" with Bart Shatto. She performs her one-woman shows (yes, there's others) around Bergen County wherever she can.
Barbara Ciannella (Musical Conductor) Barbara Ciannella is an active concert pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher in the New York Metropolitan area. She has had the privilege of working with singers and instrumentalists from many prestigious ensembles, including the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City Opera Company, the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and the Westchester Symphonic Winds. Currently, she holds the position of Music Director and Organist of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dumont, New Jersey, and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association. In September 2014, she was invited to join the private music teacher faculty of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, where she teaches piano and accompanies choir. She has also held the position of vocal coach in the Musical Theater department of The New Jersey City University. In May, 2013, Ms. Ciannella was the featured soloist with the WestchesterSymphonic Winds, under the direction of Curt Ebersole, performing George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. She has appeared as guest soloist and chamber musician in cities throughout the United States, Canada, Spainand Italy. In November, 2003 she was invited to perform with lyric soprano, Kyung Hee Kim in a series of operatic concerts and master classes at Sias University in Zhengzhou, China, and returned for a second tour in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a vocal coach and accompanist for the opera departments of both Peabody Conservatory and Morgan State College in Maryland, and an accompanist in the ballet division of theJ uilliard School of Music in Manhattan. A grant from the Spanish government allowed Ms. Ciannella to study at the Alicia de Larrocha International Course in Spanish Music, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Ms. Ciannella maintains an active teaching career and lives in Norwood, New Jersey with her husband Christopher and daughter Giuliana.