Hello friends, just a quick note to let you know there have been some show date changes in New Haven. My scheduled performance dates are:
December 31 at 8pm
January 2 at 7:30pm
January 3 at 2pm
January 4 at 2pm (Our Closing Show!)
If you happen to have tickets for a date that is not on this list, please contact me and we'll help to get your tickets changed. This only affects the New Haven performances.
Thank you all, see you soon!
Hello friends! Just a quick note to say hello and let you know that I'm having a great time on tour. We have three cities complete and now we are in Cleveland, Ohio for almost two weeks. Hope you have tickets to see the show there, in Boston or Hartford. Please visit my BUZZ page to check out a great article that was recently featured in Newsday and my SHOW page to see photos from along the WHITE CHRISTMAS tour. Thanks all, see you soon.
Way To Go! Ava Della Pietra by Michael R. Ebert, November 2014
Ava Della Pietra may only be 9, but she is no stranger to the stage and footlights. The fourth grader at W.S. Mount Elementary School in Stony Brook is in the midst of a six-city national tour of Irving Berlin's "WHITE CHRISTMAS," a musical based on the 1954 film.
Ava's achievement follows at 27 city national tour last year for the 25th anniversary tour of "LES MISÉRABLES " in which she played Little Cosette and Young Éponine. "Ever since I was 3 years old, I knew I wanted to be on stage," Ava said. Of her love of stage performance, she said: " I like the idea of making everyone in the audience happy."
In "WHITE CHRISTMAS", Ava is playing the role of Susan Waverly, who is the general's daughter. She is being tutored by a wrangler on tour. The show, which kicked off last week and ends in January, includes stops in Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Peoria, Illinois and New Haven, Connecticut. The tour is coordinated by New Jersey based Work Light Productions.
Locally, Ava has performed with the Performing Arts Studio of New York in Port Jefferson and Productions Over the Rainbow in Holbrook. She was featured earlier this year at the World Science Festival Gala in Manhattan.
Elizabeth Crawford and I share the role of Susan Waverly
in the National Tour of
WHITE CHRISTMAS the Musical. Here we are on opening night. #teamsusan
Hello friends, we are on the road and preparing to open in Peoria! My first show is November 12th. Thanks, see you there!
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