Hailing from Syndey, Australia, Daniel Assetta premieres his new solo show 54 Below this season.
Assetta has been performing since he was a child in Australia with hopes of making a career in theatre- which he has indeed succeeded in doing. He has performed in numerous shows in Australia. His repertoire includes Hamilton, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, The Book of Mormon, The Rum Tum Tugger, CATS, Wicked, Funny Girl, The Gathering, Follies in Concert and Curtains. He made his American stage debut in the New York City Centre Encores, The Light in the Piazza, followed by The MUNY's production of West Side Story earlier this year. He continues his debut with his solo show, The Road from Oz, at 54 Below.
Daniel Assetta's show The Road from Oz tells of his journey in music, theatre and his move to New York City. Assetta selects songs he likes and some that serve as symbolic milestones in his life. The songs range from the Spice Girls to Brittney Spears to classical Broadway melodies. He does a fantastic job with both the pop and Broadway songs. Assetta's range is vast and diverse where he can explore this in his musicality. He ends the show with a beautiful rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
Assetta's performance is filled with energy and life. His excitement and artistry shine through. He has carved out his path in theatre, and we look forward to more from this talented performer.
"Daniel Assetta: The Road from Oz"
Performed by Daniel Assetta
Direction by Emilio Ramos
Music direction by Jacob Yates
December 6, 2023
254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019
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