President & Artistic Director
Elyce Monet created Parangello Players in 1986 in Vancouver, Washington, operating Parangello Players Theater and Parangello Players Center for the Performing Arts, a school that trained thousands in Dance (ballet, jazz, ballroom, tap, HipHop) Vocal Arts (voice for stage, singing technique & performance), Acting (private and group), Arts & Crafts, Fitness Arts (tumbling, Tai Chi) Junior Modeling, Stage Combat, Musical Theater Performance, and more. There were 19 instructors at its peak. The school’s final task was working with the City of Portland on a Youth At Risk project in 1995 with over 60 Middle School youth. The Theater Company produced 2 to 3 full plays (usually musicals) per year, with audiences amassing up to 2000 per run. All shows were family oriented. The Columbia Arts Center in Vancouver, Washington hosted our full length plays, while our Mystery Shows were mobile at Country Clubs and Universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Clark County Arts Council awarded Parangello Players annually for its community service and its role in character building, skill building and support of children through the arts.
As an artist, Elyce has personally excelled, winning awards from music associations, including Rising Star Female Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 1996, and Dancer of the Year in national Las Vegas Competitions. She has written and recorded several CD projects in several styles, including country-funk, swing, and smooth jazz. After moving to California, Elyce produced “Keeping It Real: The Keys To Health & Happiness” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Auditorium where Dennis Prager, Mariel Hemingway and Robert Ferguson performed to an audience of 1800+. It was dubbed, “Cirque du Soleil meets Dancing with the Stars” and included 5 time World Champion Latin Dancers Melissa Dexter & Giacomo Steggaglia and Cirque du Soleil performer Stephan Choiniere. This V.I.P. event was sponsored by Gaiam International and Sweet Leaf Stevia.
Now in Sedona, Arizona, Elyce is happy to recreate the same models that were successful over the last 30 years by collaborating with other arts organizations and performers to bring to Sedona After-School Programs, Interactive Mystery Theater Events, and complete productions and new creative arts initiatives.