latest news and upcoming performances

AUGUST 2022


“If Only I Were Taller” premiered on February 12th, 2022 to a sell-out crowd at New York City’s Duplex . Now Liz brings this very special show to Tucson for one night only:

Saturday, August 27th, 2022, 7:00pm
The Century Room
Hotel Congress
311 East Congress Street

To read the Broadway World feature about the show, click here
$25/$30

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Read more


FUN HOME

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

August 5-14, 2022

PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BLACKBOX THEATRE

More Information/Tickets


EVENT ARCHIVE…….

July 2022

COME FLY WITH ME

As part of Invisible Theatre’s Summer Sizzlin’ Sounds series, Liz takes you to all the places you dream of through the Great American Songbook

July 8th, 7:00pm / July 9th, 2:00pm

Invisible Theatre

Tickets available soon…..

June 2022

March 2022

Hedwig and The Angry Inch is BACK!

Taming of the Review says, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Shana Nunez, is a masterpiece that accomplishes everything good theater should – art, joy, and the full spectrum of human emotion.”

Don’t Miss it! 6 shows only….
March 18 – 27, 2022

The Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art

tickets


February 2022

New York City, NY


If Only I Were Taller

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022

7:00PM

THE DUPLEX
61 Christopher St, New York, NY

tickets

In “If Only I Were Taller”, Liz explores the struggle of not being comfortable in your own skin and uses her own unique interpretations of songs to lead the audience through her discovery that she may already know the answers to all her questions.

You must present your VACCINE CARD and ID at the door to enter the theatre.
$20 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$25 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

Liz was recently featured in Broadway World., speaking about her recent NYC Cabaret, “If Only I Were Taller”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/phoenix/article/BWW-Feature-Liz-Cracchiolo-Performs-One-Woman-Cabaret-at-NYCs-The-Duplex-20220201

December 2021

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Featuring the Pete Swan Big Band

Don’t miss this celebration of the best of the holiday songs! Big band hits and an audience sing-a-long! What a special Gaslight way to celebrate the holidays! Featuring the Pete Swan Big Band and vocalist Liz Cracchiolo

Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Saturday December 18th, 2:00pm/6:00pm: tickets

August 2021

August 20-29, 2021

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! NEXT TO NORMAL IS A HIT.

https://sites.google.com/site/lettheshowbegin/Front-Page/theatre

https://www.broadwayworld.com/phoenix/article/BWW-Review-SAPAC-Haunts-The-Soul-With-NEXT-TO-NORMAL-20210823?fbclid=IwAR3WddWP4PPQ8okUGh6WxgPO9T08HvPSY_KlNND40IbQBa05pD6Nh8c1VHE

https://tucson.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/rock-musical-on-stage-in-tucson-sheds-light-on-mental-illness-and-hope/article_2639a02e-ff76-11eb-96bc-13a24c1d063a.html?fbclid=IwAR2MXL5HvdIN8kgTsZvETBl36ap5qbTOOhZql3Ks1ukGM6zzkEfNKubZ7BE

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.



May 2021

FEVER-The Music of Peggy Lee

Enjoy an evening celebrating music icon Peggy Lee. Her alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write much of her own music made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship. 

Sunday, May 9th, 2021 6:00pm

The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road

Starring Liz Cracchiolo with the Pete Swan Quartet. 

TICKETS


January 2020

January 8th, 2020 :

Two by Two

Joe Bourne and Friends


CPAC Performing Arts Center, Green Valley


Broadway Baby!

Desertview Performing Arts Center

Saturday, January 11th, 7:30pm

Classic and Contemporary Show tunes, Ballads, and More! You don’t Gotta Have a Gimmick – just a non-stop review of the show-stoppers, ballads, and lullabies of Broadway. Covering quintessential classics as well as songs from the current crop of shows, Broadway, Baby!

Produced by Khris Dodge Entertainment.


Photo by Kathleen Dreier

February 2020

CLASSICS ROCK!

Classics Rock brings you collection of Arizona’s finest symphonic musicians in a concert that blends Vivaldi and Valli, Mozart and Elton John, Chopin and Manilow, and much, much more. Featuring the vocal talent of versatile stage/opera/cabaret veterans Dennis Tamblyn and Liz Cracchiolo, Classics Rock fuses the worlds of classical and rock music and makes you fall in love with favorite songs all over again.

February 8th, Historic Elks Theatre, Prescott Arizona

February 24th, Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek, Green Valley: tickets
March 17th, The Highlands at Dove Mountain. Marana: tickets
March 26th, Montesa at Gold Canyon, Mesa


Live Jazz with the Pete Swan Trio

Saturday, February 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road.


March 2020

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Tickets

April 2020:

Live Jazz with the Pete Swan Trio

TBA

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road.


May 2020:

The Hot Mamas Put the ‘Hood in Motherhood-A Mother’s Day Concert

Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Sunday May 12th, 3:00pm: tickets


August 2020:

FEVER

The Music of Peggy Lee

Saturday, August 15th, 6:00pm

The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Starring Liz Cracchiolo and the Pete Swan Big Band.

Enjoy a night celebrating music icon, Peggy Lee. Her alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.

TICKETS


Read more

about liz

Liz was born in Arizona, is the youngest of five children, and graduate of Salpointe High School. She always craved the spotlight, but growing up wasn’t sure exactly what that would mean for her. She started tap dancing at age 6, jazz dancing at 8, and thrived on performing. Between her parents and her older siblings, she was introduced to music from Frank Sinatra to Barbra Streisand, to Billy Joel and Barry Manilow. And then she saw a little movie called “Guys and Dolls” and discovered the genre of Musical Theatre. She recorded the audio onto a cassette tape and listened to it over and over. She longed to play Miss Adelaide someday. But she had never sang and no one in her family was musical.

In high school Liz decided to take drama class, and appeared in many of the productions there. Her Junior year the production was a Revue of different musicals, and the director told her although she had never sung in a show, that she should try it. When her parents came to see the show, they thought she might have some vocal talent and hired a University of Arizona vocal student to come to the house and give her weekly lessons. As she studied and practiced, she was able to improve and just begin to realize what her instrument could do. And then in her Senior year, she got to play the role she’d been dreaming of since she was a little girl: Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. It was a joy and she definitely had caught the Musical Theatre bug.

When it was time to graduate and decide a college path for Liz, she didn’t really have anything in particular she loved that seemed like a solid career path. So she thought she’d get a degree in business or something relative to that, and explore a bit more. But when she went to her Freshman Orientation at the University of Arizona, something curious happened. They asked all the students to fill out a questionnaire regarding their interests, talents, activities they’d done in high school. After Liz completed the questionnaire, she was told that her perfect major was Musical Theatre. She was given a class schedule and was to report to her first class in a few weeks. She figured they must have known what they were doing, so she went ahead.

The first class she was to report to was Musical Theatre I. She entered the class, and the students, of which there were 8-10, were all chatting. Her nerves began to fray as she heard them all sharing stories about the number of shows they’d done, how they’d been singing since they were 8, 6, 4????? She definitely felt out of place and out of her league.When the professor entered the classroom and began to take roll, he said to her, “How did you get in this class?” Liz was confused. She explained they had registered her at orientation. The teacher then explained that admission into the Musical Theatre was program was by audition only. Surprisingly he said, “Come to the next class with an audition piece and I will tell you if you can stay”.

She had never prepared for a musical audition before, so she went home and tried to find a song from a musical that she could learn by ear in one day. She chose a song called “Small World” from the Musical “Gypsy”. She heard it on a Michael Feinstein CD she had and thought it would work in her voice. (Unbeknownst to her, it was a no-no for a woman to sing a man’s song at any kind of audition). Nevertheless, she came to the next class, knees shaking, and sang it accapella with the entire class watching. And then the professor said “Ok, you can stay”. And that was it! Fast forward a few years, and Liz had her degree in Musical Theatre.

Since then, Liz has consistently performed in Tucson and throughout the country in Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Jazz, and even Rock genres. She also managed a successful Financial Advising practice for 18 years, helping individuals and families plan for their financial goals. She is married to Alex, an CPA and fine actor in his own right. They have two children, Bella and A.J. Liz continues to develop new roles, shows, and collaborations year after year. Visit her upcoming events page for news on her latest performance dates.

latest news and upcoming performances

AUGUST 2022


“If Only I Were Taller” premiered on February 12th, 2022 to a sell-out crowd at New York City’s Duplex . Now Liz brings this very special show to Tucson for one night only:

Saturday, August 27th, 2022, 7:00pm
The Century Room
Hotel Congress
311 East Congress Street

To read the Broadway World feature about the show, click here
$25/$30

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Read more


FUN HOME

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

August 5-14, 2022

PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BLACKBOX THEATRE

More Information/Tickets


EVENT ARCHIVE…….

July 2022

COME FLY WITH ME

As part of Invisible Theatre’s Summer Sizzlin’ Sounds series, Liz takes you to all the places you dream of through the Great American Songbook

July 8th, 7:00pm / July 9th, 2:00pm

Invisible Theatre

Tickets available soon…..

June 2022

March 2022

Hedwig and The Angry Inch is BACK!

Taming of the Review says, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Shana Nunez, is a masterpiece that accomplishes everything good theater should – art, joy, and the full spectrum of human emotion.”

Don’t Miss it! 6 shows only….
March 18 – 27, 2022

The Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art

tickets


February 2022

New York City, NY


If Only I Were Taller

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022

7:00PM

THE DUPLEX
61 Christopher St, New York, NY

tickets

In “If Only I Were Taller”, Liz explores the struggle of not being comfortable in your own skin and uses her own unique interpretations of songs to lead the audience through her discovery that she may already know the answers to all her questions.

You must present your VACCINE CARD and ID at the door to enter the theatre.
$20 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$25 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

Liz was recently featured in Broadway World., speaking about her recent NYC Cabaret, “If Only I Were Taller”: https://www.broadwayworld.com/phoenix/article/BWW-Feature-Liz-Cracchiolo-Performs-One-Woman-Cabaret-at-NYCs-The-Duplex-20220201

December 2021

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Featuring the Pete Swan Big Band

Don’t miss this celebration of the best of the holiday songs! Big band hits and an audience sing-a-long! What a special Gaslight way to celebrate the holidays! Featuring the Pete Swan Big Band and vocalist Liz Cracchiolo

Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Saturday December 18th, 2:00pm/6:00pm: tickets

August 2021

August 20-29, 2021

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! NEXT TO NORMAL IS A HIT.

https://sites.google.com/site/lettheshowbegin/Front-Page/theatre

https://www.broadwayworld.com/phoenix/article/BWW-Review-SAPAC-Haunts-The-Soul-With-NEXT-TO-NORMAL-20210823?fbclid=IwAR3WddWP4PPQ8okUGh6WxgPO9T08HvPSY_KlNND40IbQBa05pD6Nh8c1VHE

https://tucson.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/rock-musical-on-stage-in-tucson-sheds-light-on-mental-illness-and-hope/article_2639a02e-ff76-11eb-96bc-13a24c1d063a.html?fbclid=IwAR2MXL5HvdIN8kgTsZvETBl36ap5qbTOOhZql3Ks1ukGM6zzkEfNKubZ7BE

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.



May 2021

FEVER-The Music of Peggy Lee

Enjoy an evening celebrating music icon Peggy Lee. Her alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write much of her own music made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship. 

Sunday, May 9th, 2021 6:00pm

The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road

Starring Liz Cracchiolo with the Pete Swan Quartet. 

TICKETS


January 2020

January 8th, 2020 :

Two by Two

Joe Bourne and Friends


CPAC Performing Arts Center, Green Valley


Broadway Baby!

Desertview Performing Arts Center

Saturday, January 11th, 7:30pm

Classic and Contemporary Show tunes, Ballads, and More! You don’t Gotta Have a Gimmick – just a non-stop review of the show-stoppers, ballads, and lullabies of Broadway. Covering quintessential classics as well as songs from the current crop of shows, Broadway, Baby!

Produced by Khris Dodge Entertainment.


Photo by Kathleen Dreier

February 2020

CLASSICS ROCK!

Classics Rock brings you collection of Arizona’s finest symphonic musicians in a concert that blends Vivaldi and Valli, Mozart and Elton John, Chopin and Manilow, and much, much more. Featuring the vocal talent of versatile stage/opera/cabaret veterans Dennis Tamblyn and Liz Cracchiolo, Classics Rock fuses the worlds of classical and rock music and makes you fall in love with favorite songs all over again.

February 8th, Historic Elks Theatre, Prescott Arizona

February 24th, Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek, Green Valley: tickets
March 17th, The Highlands at Dove Mountain. Marana: tickets
March 26th, Montesa at Gold Canyon, Mesa


Live Jazz with the Pete Swan Trio

Saturday, February 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road.


March 2020

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Tickets

April 2020:

Live Jazz with the Pete Swan Trio

TBA

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road.


May 2020:

The Hot Mamas Put the ‘Hood in Motherhood-A Mother’s Day Concert

Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Sunday May 12th, 3:00pm: tickets


August 2020:

FEVER

The Music of Peggy Lee

Saturday, August 15th, 6:00pm

The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd.

Starring Liz Cracchiolo and the Pete Swan Big Band.

Enjoy a night celebrating music icon, Peggy Lee. Her alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.

TICKETS


Read more

portfolio

Education: BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona.

Musical Theatre Credits Include:

Diana Goodman-Next to Normal

Yitzhak-Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2020 Carmen Award Winner: Best Supporting Actor in a Musical)

Donna-Mamma Mia (2018 MAC Award Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical)

Ulla-Mel Brooks’ The Producers (2017 MAC Award Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical)

Woman 1-Stars of David

Darlene-The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Woman 2-The World Goes Round, The Songs of Kander and Ebb

Madame Thernardier-Les Miserables (2014 MAC Award Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical)

Woman 2-Closer than Ever (2013 MAC Award Winner: Best Actress in a Musical)

Georgie-The Full Monty 

Goldie-BARK

B.J.-The Marvelous Wonderettes 

Celeste #1-Sunday in the Park with George 

Woman 2-Songs for a New World

Miss Thorn-Ruthless, the Musical

Cabaret:

Mister Bing’s Supper Club-Headliner, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Self-Produced-2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Special Events Include:

Rialto Theatre Annual Gala-Rat Pack-2018

Let Freedom Sing-2017

Broadway Tonight-2017