Ava is no stranger to the lights of the big stage
by Ryan Bonner, October 22, 2014
W.S. Mount Elementary School fourth-grader Ava Della Pietra will soon see her name in lights as she has been cast in the national tour of Irving Berlin’s “WHITE CHRISTMAS.” Ava will be appearing as Susan Waverly in the stage adaption of the beloved classic film. In this dramatic role, she will perform a solo song and work with the entire cast to help tell the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. The tour will be traveling to Peoria, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Boston and New Haven during the 2014 holiday season. Performing on the national stage is not something new to Ava, as she traveled to 27 cities in the role of Little Cosette in the 2013 national tour of “LES MISÉRABLES.” Ava studies with Michael Livering of the Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson.
I'm excited to announce that I have been cast in the National Tour of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS! I'll be traveling across the United States during November and December (and into January) performing the role of Susan Waverly in the wonderful holiday musical. I get to sing the song "LET ME SING AND I'M HAPPY" which feels very natural. I guess that won't be a surprise to anyone who knows me. I'll be singing some other songs in the show too. I get to act of course and even tap dance a little bit. It's going to be so great. The show opens on November 11th and travels to Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Peoria, Cleveland and Boston ... then closes on January 4th after spending our last week in New Haven CT.
Since children are not allowed to work every day, I will be alternating my role as Susan. Visit my WHITE CHRISTMAS page to see my show dates in each city.
Hope to see you there!
November 11-16: Peoria, IL
November 18-23: Pittsburgh, PA
November 25-30: Minneapolis, MN
December 2-14: Cleveland, OH
December 16-28: Boston, MA
December 30-January 4: New Haven, CT