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Broadway's Beloved Bests Come Alive with Soprano Adriana Zabala and Pianist Dominic Raffa
June 20 - 22
Broadway’s Bests come alive in Florida the weekend of June 20, when Soprano Adriana Zabala and Pianist Dominic Raffa perform songs ranging from Sondheim to Disney and everything in between. Vocalist Rita Lester will open the concert with jazz favorites.
The performances will be Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bhetty Waldron Theatre at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co., 1009 N. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.
Tickets will be sold at the door and are $15.
Among the songs will be Being Alive, Not a Day Goes By, The Trolley Song, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
For further information, please call 561-561-236-
Adriana Zabala is a frequent guest artist with many of the area's performing arts organizations, including the Palm Beach Opera, and has been featured on various local radio and television networks. She has traveled aboard luxury cruise ships around the world and is currently traveling with her One Woman Shows throughout Florida.
She received a full scholarship from Florida State University, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance as a student of Yvonne Ciannella. She is a graduate of Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach; Adriana's abilities were first recognized by renowned choral director Harold Bradley who encouraged her to pursue her musical talents. She soon began her vocal studies with mezzo-soprano, Sonia Santiago.
Encouraged by her own educational experiences, Adriana has taught voice and music theory at Bak Middle School of the Arts. She has been teaching private voice for 12 years now, and is extremely excited to be the owner of Adriana Zabala's Voice and Music Academy where she plans to continue to share her love for music with her students.
Dominic Raffa, pianist, is a graduate of Palm Beach County's Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts. He is now pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he has been recognized for his distinguished academic accomplishments with the Dickinson Music Scholarship. As a Piano Performance major, Dominic is continuing his studies with Professor Tian Ying. This past summer, he had the privilege of participating in the University of Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg summer program which took place in Salzburg, Austria.
In addition to his classical training, Dominic continues to explore a multitude of genres ranging from the great American songbook and musical theatre works to jazz and pop standards. Dominic has performed as a soloist and as an accompanist for choirs, solo vocalists, instrumentalists, and musical theatre productions, including Hairspray (Dreyfoos SOA 2011; LWPH Music Director 2012), Zombie Prom (West Boca High, featured at the 2011 Florida State Thespian Festival), South Pacific (University of Miami 2013), and Floyd Collins (University of Miami 2014).
Other venues in which he has performed include Carnegie Hall, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa), and Orchestra Hall (Chicago). He has also participated in the Oberlin Conservatory’