student performances

 

Lexi Gwynn: second place in The Vocalist Jr. 2014 competition at Media Theatre

Lexi Gwynn, The Vocalist Jr., Media Theatre, 2014, Round 1: The Climb

Lexi Gwynn, The Vocalist Jr., Media Theatre, 2014, Round 2: Popular

Lexi Gwynn, The Vocalist Jr., Media Theatre, 2014, Round 3: Shy

Lexi Gwynn, The Vocalist Jr., Media Theatre, 2014, Round 4: Les Miserables medley (Cosette)

 

Lexi Gwynn: recorded at MorningStar Studios, December 2013

"Part of Your World," from The Little Mermaid (uploaded 01/02/14)

I went with my voice student Lexi Gwynn to MorningStar Studios, where she recorded several songs to add to her new website (www.lexigwynn.com). My favorite track is her recording of "Part of Your World." I love it because it's such an authentic representation of who Lexi is: an expressive and passionate 11-year-old girl with a mature soul and a beautiful voice. (Plus, "Part of Your World" is my favorite Disney song ever!)

Melanie Brzezinski: Downingtown East Middle School's Holiday Concert, December 2013

"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog (uploaded 12/14/13)

Elf: The Musical at Walnut Street Theatre, November 2013 - January 2014

Watch JD Triolo as he performs the role of Michael in Elf. Another one of my students, Alexis Gwynn, is in the ensemble (though she does not appear in the video).

JD Triolo as Michael and Kristine Fraelich as Emily in Elf: The Musical

Philly.comMalvern Prep student J.D. Triolo, as Buddy’s half-brother Michael, brings professional-level charm and a gorgeously clear voice to songs such as “There Is a Santa Claus.” 

Broadway WorldJ.D. Triolo showcases his beautiful voice in a charismatic portrayal of Buddy's half-brother, Michael.

 

JD Triolo: Mame at Bucks County Playhouse and Media Theatre, April-June 2013

Jennifer Bissell as Agnes Gooch and JD Triolo as Young Patrick in Mame

Broadway World: interview of JD Triolo

Montgomery NewsJD Triolo is superb as young Patrick. His singing voice is strong and clear, and he acts the role like a pro.

Philly BurbsThis Mame has a talented pair of Patricks in JD Triolo, who plays the boy, and Matthew Wojtal as the man. Triolo is already a serious trouper, with a beautiful voice and a keen sense of the pace required by musical comedy.

NJ.com (quoting Andrea McArdle): “I just love doing the scenes with JD Triolo, who plays young Patrick, and I think his ‘My Best Girl’ is such an honest moment.

DC Metro Theatre ArtsTriolo plays the Younger Patrick first shyly and sweet, and then after Mame mentors him, he becomes more confident and assertive. Triolo has a wonderful sweet voice, especially in his rendition of “My Best Girl.”

STAGE MagazineJD Triolo delightfully plays and sings the role of Mame’s young nephew, Patrick. Triolo comes with impressive local theatrical experience for his young age.

 

JD Triolo: Media Theatre's Delco Idol Jr.

Congratulations to JD Triolo, who recently placed fourth in Media Theatre’s Delco Idol Jr. In addition to giving some stellar performances, JD also received some media attention. Marianna Salz of Examiner.com/Philadelphia wrote a profile of JD and praised his singing in a review:

If JD Triolo (9, West Chester) wanted to win the hearts of mothers, he certainly chose the right song, with “Mama, a Rainbow” (from Minnie’s Boys, a 1970 musical about the Marx Brothers). His sweet, yet powerful, performance brought tears to this mother’s eyes. It was, for this guest commentator, the evening’s most memorable performance.

JD Triolo sings “Mama, a Rainbow,” from Minnie’s Boys at Media Theatre’s Delco Idol Jr. (uploaded 07/19/11)

JD Triolo sings “Disneyland,” from Smile at Media Theatre’s Delco Idol Jr. (uploaded 08/09/11)

JD Triolo sings “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey at Media Theatre’s Delco Idol Jr. (uploaded 07/27/11)

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