December 26, 2023
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What has now become a seasonal tradition, share the joy of this brightly packaged performance as Ida is joined by her long time Music Director and dear friend, Jim Rice. Ida and Jim sing selections from her successful CD “A Song for Christmas,” which has sold world-wide. It is a perfect, holiday entertainment – beautifully musical, filled with laughter and a performance that glitters with seasonal cheer!
Ida Zecco (actor/singer/director/producer/coach/educator) is a member of Screen Actors Guild. A native Rhode Islander, Ida earned her Bachelors of Music in voice at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria, and completed a Masters in Music Therapy at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria. She later acquired a Masters in Fine Arts in acting and directing at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England. She studied at the Actor’s Studio, NYU and with Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City, New York.
Over the last 20 years, Ida has been appearing in several, one-woman performances that she has written and created, accompanied by her Musical Director, Jim Rice, in theaters across the U.S. Her performances combine music, theater and stand-up comedy. Her unique storytelling offers down-home humor with heart-felt narrative.Her last two productions, “Estro-Gin & Tonic and “Thanks for the Mammaries” were performed to sold-out audiences at the former Ocean State Theater, Warwick and across the country.
She has a long list of regional theater roles in and round New England. To Boston audiences she is most known for her roles asBarbara DeMarco, Mrs. Shubertor as Sgt. Mikey Thomasin Shear Madness, at the Charles Playhouse. Other performance venues include Jordan Hall, Regattabar, Scullers Jazz Club, Stoneham Theater, Providence Performing Arts Center, Columbus Theater, and in NYC; Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Danny’s Skylight Room, The Duplex Cabaret Theater, Town Hall, and numerous stages and opera houses throughout the world, particularly in Europe.
Her first successful CD release A Song forChristmaswas followed by a second release, Better to Have Loved… both have received high, critical acclaim from Cadence Magazine, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, InTune Magazine International and New England Entertainment Digest (NEED).
Ida is a recipient of Best Female Vocalist Award by Independence Reviewers of New England (IRNE)
You saw Ida in The Arctic Playhouse (TAP) production of “Lost in Yonkers” in the role of Grandma Kurnitz. She also directed the much acclaimed TAP production of “Steel Magnolias.”
Ida she has four loves: her daughter, Lauren, her two grandsons, Anthony & Dominick and the performing arts.
As well as a master-class artist, coach and educator, she has produces a series of one-woman performances marketed for a broad-based, mature, theater-going audience which is an extraordinary mix of music, theater and comedy. These productions have been performed, and are regularly featured in venues throughout the United States and Canada.
Ms. Zecco’s first , internationally successful CD released in 1999, “A Song for Christmas” was followed by a second CD release in September 2002, “Better to Have Loved.” which received international acclaim; both CD’s are on the SongKeeper label.
Ms. Zecco has entertained at some of the world’s most prestigious venues:
Carnegie Hall • Alice Tully Hall • Town Hall • The Duplex • Mechanics Hall • Jordan Hall • Regattabar • Sculler’s Jazz Bar • The Park Plaza • The Charles Playhouse • Worcester Foothills Theater Company • Worcester Forum Theater • Trinity Repertory Theater of Providence • Danny’s Skylight Room, Town Halll and The Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Music Festivals: Paris, Rome, Milan, La Scala, Spiletto, Prague, Warsaw, Tokyo, Salzburg, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Barcelona, Denmark, Helsinki, Beijing, Vienna, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver