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Talia Triangolo '06 Aims For Broadway!

Talia Triangolo ‘06 has been playing the piano, singing and acting since she was four years old. Thus, where she is headed is not surprising.  Having just graduated cum laude from Rhode Island College with two bachelor degrees – one in musical theatre and the other in public relations – she has set her sights on her ultimate goal:  becoming a Broadway actress.
 
“I have always been a performer. From playing the piano, to singing in choir, to taking acting classes when I was younger, I have been performing for a long time,” said Talia, who recently returned from a solo performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where she sang “No Time At All” from the musical Pippin.  “The opportunity to have a La Salle education, while simultaneously growing as a performer in a first-class theatre made for a fantastic high school experience.”
 
“The invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center was quite amazing. My song from Pippin was invited to be performed as the opening number of the National American College Theater Festival,” said Talia.  “The president of RIC flew out to be with us for the performance, which was very well received.”
Talia Triangolo ‘06 has been playing the piano, singing and acting since she was four years old. Thus, where she is headed is not surprising.  Having just graduated cum laude from Rhode Island College with two bachelor degrees – one in musical theatre and the other in public relations – she has set her sights on her ultimate goal:  becoming a Broadway actress.
 
“I have always been a performer. From playing the piano, to singing in choir, to taking acting classes when I was younger, I have been performing for a long time,” said Talia, who recently returned from a solo performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where she sang “No Time At All” from the musical Pippin.  “The opportunity to have a La Salle education, while simultaneously growing as a performer in a first-class theatre made for a fantastic high school experience.”
 
“The invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center was quite amazing. My song from Pippin was invited to be performed as the opening number of the National American College Theater Festival,” said Talia.  “The president of RIC flew out to be with us for the performance, which was very well received.”
 
When asked about who had the greatest influence on her during her La Salle years, Talia was quick to point out La Salle chorus and choir director Paula Fontes.  “She has always been a mentor to me. She was my choral teacher at St. Saint Augustine School before I came to La Salle,” said Talia.  “She has been wonderful, and has always been there for me.  I also had wonderful relationships with Elissa Cerros, Margaret Hayes, Mr. Scanlan and Mr. Haynes – they have always supported and believed in me.”
 
“The productions that I remember most during my years at La Salle were Oliver!, The Music Man and Into the Woods,” said Talia who was an AP Honors student in her La Salle years.  “Of course, Brother Michael was very special to me as he is to so many of us who participated in the arts.”
 
Talia had planned to matriculate at Emerson College in Boston but no grant-in-aid was offered, so she accepted the very generous Helen Foreman ’34 Special Talent Endowed Full Scholarship for theatre at RIC. “It was a blessing in disguise,” said Talia. “Going to RIC was the best decision I ever made.”
 
In addition to her performance at The Kennedy Center, Talia has several other achievements.  At age 19, she booked her first professional acting gig, a role in “The Producers” at the New Bedford Festival Theatre.
 
Talia also does commercial and voice over work, having appeared in several television commercials including one for Rhode Island College.
 
Last July, she appeared in “Gypsy” at New Bedford Festival Theatre, followed by “The Full Monty” at Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck in August.
 
This June, Talia will appear in the new musical “The Family” playing at Trinity Repertory.   In July she will appear as Jeanie in the musical “Hair” back at New Bedford Festival Theatre.
 
When asked what genre she prefers, Talia explained that her La Salle years gave her opportunities to participate in everything from theatre to chorus to a cappella to Arts Alive.
 
“When all is said and done, musical theatre is my passion,” said the brunette with smiling blue eyes.  “I have always felt at home on stage. Within five years I hope to be living in New York City continuing to perform professionally.”
 
To contact or for more information visit: www.taliatriangolo.com

 
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