RIC students perform at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

(Photo: Susan Shaffer)

(Photo: Susan Shaffer)
Bill Wilson, RIC’s head of musical theatre and director of the college’s 2010 production of “Pippin,” received an invitation he called “a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

A January performance of “Pippin” at a theatre festival in Fitchburg, Mass., led to a request for five of the cast members to perform the song “No Time At All” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on April 22.

In the lobby of the Kennedy Center, RIC President Nancy Carriuolo, second from right, is joined by Derek Capobianco, left, Joe Nicastro, Talia Triangolo, Naysh Fox and Dan Larson.
“No Time At All” was reprised for the Washington performance by RIC senior Talia Triangolo, joined by castmates Derek Capobianco, Naysh Fox, Dan Larson, and Joe Nicastro.

The performance, which ran about seven minutes, opened the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition, in the Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center.

Traditionally, a recording of “No Time At All,” sung by Ryan, is played at the start of the scholarship competition. This was the first time the song was performed live.

"Performing at the Kennedy Center was the most amazing feeling,” Triangolo said. “From taking a private tour and learning the incredible history of the building to performing on stage that night, it was truly unforgettable.”