Gran galà Broadway
Amor vincit omnia
Creation by MARIA GALANTINO
Adaptations and musical arrangements by MARIA GALANTINO
The spectacle proposes an historic excursion of the great national and international musical on the leitmotif of the Love. This latter is adapted according to the different nuances in the stories narrated by the eminent Musical Operas: from the “criminal” act covered of gossip in “Chicago” to the mystery of a given life of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, from the force which cures and reunifies of “Rent” to the dark and useless manoeuvres of power in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Chess”, to finish with the sunny reunification of “Mamma Mia!” and “Hair”.
The repertoire evokes the brilliant atmospheres of the musical. Songs and melodies come from shows which made the history of the great Musical: from “Cabaret” to “Chicago”, from “Rent” until the newest production such as “Mamma Mia!”.
The cast includes the participation of extraordinary performers, all coming from the productions of famous musicals which gained the most success in the recent years: “Sister Act” for Marco Romano, “Biancaneve” for Simona Distefano, “Mamma Mia!” for Francesca Taverni and Michael Anzalone. In particular Francesca Taverni is one of the most estimated and prize-winning performer of the Italian musical. The creation, the sound track on piano as well as some adaptations and arrangements are edited by Maria Galantino, a deep connoisseur of the Musical Theatre’s repertoire also thanks to the long collaboration (as pianist and musical director on stage) with the Musical Academy in Bologna.
Pianist, composer, teacher.
Her passion for studies in humanities leads her to graduate with a thesis in Prehistoric Archeology. On the musical front she started the studies of Composition, Choir Conducting and Music Therapy. She graduated in piano and continued the studies in Composition and Arrangement at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Saint Louis Music Academy in Rome. Since the 90s she has been participating in various TV and radio productions as pianist, arranger and author. In 1997 she received the “Premio Recanati per la Canzone italiana d’autore” with the group Siluet. Since 2002 she has been collaborating as pianist and musical Director on stage for musicals with the Musical Academy BSMT in Bologna. In these years her experience as musical director ranges from the most famous titles like “Jesus Christ Superstar” to the most cult ones like “A little Night Music”, from the rock opera like “Rent” to the symphonic writing of “Ragtime”, from the off Broadway to the Peanuts of “You’re a good man Charlie Brown” and other titles, classic and recent. Since 2005 she has been taking care the Artistic Direction of the Association Calyx Luoghi with which she organizes events, shows and meetings based on the educational and transformative aspect of the Art. Among the productions by Calyx Luoghi: “Amarcòrd Fellini” inspired by the creative Fellinian genius, “Pazze di Vita” dedicated to the female figure in the Musical Theatre, and the most recent “Uniti da un sol(IT)o destino” on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Since 2008 she has been managing the Corale del Ce.N.Tr.O 21 Onlus in Bologna, an Association which promotes the development of the independences in the Down adult person. With and on behalf of Ce.N.Tr.O 21 Onlus she is realizing the open project of Musical Laboratory and Comedy “Fare Uno”, work from which was realized the first homonym CD in 2011.
She studied as dancer and choreographer in London and she specialized by completing her theatrical education in Italy until she received in 2000 the Prize IMTA, Italian Musical Theatre Award, as the best female performer of musicals in Italy for the role of Maureen in the musical “Rent”. The most famous interpretations of this artist are widely and successfully recognizable in the many roles covered in prestigious Italian and European productions (from the Compagnia della Rancia to the Duke International, Stage Holding with its Italian branch Stage Entertainment), from “Jesus Christ Superstar” to “A Chorus Line”, from “Godspell” to “Saturday Night Fever”, from “Rent” to “Cats” and “Mamma Mia!”. Her activity is also characterized by the brilliant and appealing internships on Musicals repertoire that she holds all over Italy and the collaborations with Schools and Academies of Dance and Musical.
She studied classical and contemporary dance, modern-jazz and hip hop and in 2006 she gained a scholarship at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London. She graduated at the BSMT Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in Bologna directed by Shawna Farrell and attended the Guildford School of Acting in London. In autumn 2011 she was selected by Larry Grossman for the cast of the Italian discographic version of the “Snoopy the Musical”, in the part of Lucy Van Pelt. In the season 2011-2012 she performed the role of the Witch/Dea Fuoco in the national tour of the show “Biancaneve - Il Musical” produced by Enrico Botta Live.
His musical education ranges from jazz to the musical and after his degree at the Musical Academy BSMT in Bologna he approached to the “Bel canto”, thanks to the guidance of the Maestro William Matteuzzi. He takes part in several Italian productions of Musical Theatre which have as producer Tato Russo and Fabrizio Angelini to name just a few. He is part of the cast of the celebrated Italian production of the musical “Sister Act”, produced by Stage Entertainment.
Actor and singer with a big passion for the Musical, he graduated at the BSMT Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in Bologna and in 2008 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna he made his debut in the first Italian version of the musical “Beggar's Holiday” by Duke Ellington, by repeating the experience in 2009 and 2010 in the same theatre as main character of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” produced by Gianni Marras. In 2011-2012 he was in the cast of Mamma Mia!