Amanda Restivo

(Singer/Actor/Dancer)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Voice: Soprano/Mezzo                                                                                                                                

Vocal Range: F3 to C6                                                                                                                               

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

National Tours

US/Canada/Puerto Rico

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy    Mother Nature/Vocalist    CIRQUE PRODUCTIONS - Director (Neil Goldberg)

Cirque Dreams Holidaze              Angel/Vocalist                     CIRQUE PRODUCTIONS - Director (Neil Goldberg)

 

Atlantic City, NJ

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy   Mother Nature/Vocalist     CIRQUE PRODUCTIONS (Trump Taj Mahal, NJ)

 

Cruise Line Entertainment                                                                                                    

Holland America Line/Stiletto Entertainment           Lead Female Singer/Dancer (F1)                      ms Prinsendam (World Cruise)

CUNARD  LINE, South Hampton, England                 Lead Female Singer/Dancer                             Queen Elizabeth 2 (World Cruise)

Holland America Line/Stiletto Entertainment           Lead Female Singer (Company Manager)      ms Amsterdam  (South America)

Holland America Line/Stiletto Entertainment           Lead Female Singer/Dancer -F1/F3 Swing     ms Prinsendam  (European Cruise)

Holland America Line/Stiletto Entertainment           HALCats, Cover band-Lead Vocalist                ms Veendam  (Amazon River/Panama Canal)

 

Regional Theatre                                              

CHESS in concert                                                             Ensemble                                                The Barn Stage Company, Temecula CA (Dir. J. Scott Lapp)

XANADU!                                                                          Kira/Clio                                                   Hong Kong Singers, HK (Director. Marek SteenKamp)

Funny Girl                                                                       Bubbles                                                    Utah Musical Theatre, Ogden, UT ( Director. Roger Bean ) 

The Rocky Horror Show                                                  Janet Weis                                                Summer Repertory Theatre, CA (Dir. Roger Henderson)

Arcadia                                                                            Thomisina                                                Summer Repertory Theatre, CA (Dir. Larry Peterson)   

The Music Man                                                               Alma Hix                                                   Summer Repertory Theatre, CA (Dir. Gary Gordon)

Footloose                                                                         Ariel                                                           At The Grove Theatre, CA (Dir. Carey Curtis Smith)   

Fiddler on the Roof                                                         Hodel                                                        Redlands Bowl, Redlands, CA (Dir. Dr. Paul Little)    

Pump Boys and Dinettes                                                Prudie Cupp                                             Off-Broadway Play Series, CA (Dir. Jodi Julian)         

Cinderella                                                                        Cinderella                                                 Performance Riverside, CA (Dir. Gary Krinkie)                       

Fame                                                                                Serena                                                      Performance Riverside, CA (Dir. Gary Krinkie)           

The Secret Garden                                                          Martha                                                      Off-Broadway Play Series, CA (Dir. Jodi Julian)         

The Wiz                                                                            Glinda                                                       Performance Riverside, CA (Dir. Gary Krinkie)           

 Joseph and the Amazing….                                            Wife                                                          In The Company, CA (Dir. Bill Reiser)                                 

Annie                                                                               Byolyn Sister                                            Heartland Players, CA (Dir. Beverly Beard)                

Fiddler on the Roof                                                         Chava                                                       In The Company, CA (Dir. Denise DeMarco)  

A Cheever Evening                                                           Jane/Carol/Clarissa                                California State University, Fullerton (Dir. Dr. Joe Arnold)

The Collection                                                                 Stella                                                         California State University, Fullerton (Dir. Stephen Wagner)

Lysistrata                                                                         Greek Chorus                                          California State University, Fullerton (Dir.Marika Becz)                               

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown                               Patty                                                          Off-Broadway Play Series, CA (Dir. Jodi Julian)

The Dining Room                                                            Katie/Peggy/Emily                                   Riverside Community College, CA (Dir. Jodi Julian) 

Recordings

La Pucelle                                                                     Joan of Arc                                                 Music/Lyrics/Director (Doug Hallenback),  Los Angeles, CA

Merlyn’s Secert                                                            Guinevere                                                   Music/Lyrics/Director (Nina Maria),  Riverside, CA

Education/ Training

California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts *Cum Laude

 

On Camera Acting: Weist Barron: Advanced Commercials - Batt Johnson and Jerry Coyle, NYC

                                        Film/TV/Soap study - Peter Miner, NYC     

                                        Ron Michelson, Orange County, CA, (Commercials)    

 

Acting: Svetlana Efremova (Stanislavski),  James R. Taulli (Commedia dell’arte),  Evelyn C. Case,  David Nelson (Classical)

 

Dance: Jazz 7 Years, Tap 5 Years, Ballet 3 Years / Jill Hillier, Scott Maher, Macarena Gandarillas, William Lett

 

Voice/Speech: Jane Kennedy (NYC), Heather Lyle (LA), Perry Hart (LA), Joan Melton (CSUF), Doug Hallenback (LA) , Dean Hess (CSUF) 

Awards/ Scholarships

Weist Barron, New York City – Commercial and Film/TV/Soap Acting Scholarship, 2007

Kiwanis Club of Riverside Scholarship Recipient, 2003

Faculty Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient, 2003

Steve Foreman memorial Scholarship, 2003

California State University, Fullerton Dean’s Honor List, 2004-2006

KCACTF Region VIII – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee, 2002 & 2005

Inland Theatre League Award, 2003 

Riverside Community College Honor Roll, 2000-2003

Riverside Community Players Senior Award, 1999