The SwingTime Dolls is an all female vocal group consisting of three of the area’s most accomplished vocalists that shine a new light on the tunes of the American Hit Parade of the 1940s and the 1960s classics of the Vietnam era. Drawing on inspiration from The Andrews Sisters, the Dolls pride themselves on tight and intricate harmonies that are sure to keep any listener engaged. Because all three women are well versed in musical theatre, The SwingTime Dolls brings another facet of entertainment to their audiences with pin-up styled costumes and energetic choreography. A SwingTime Dolls show is sure to capture the hearts of any age with the original covers of timeless classics such as Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood" and even some modern hits like Michael Jackson's "Thriller". The Dolls will take you on a sentimental journey back in time with a show you’re sure to remember.
As the founder and manager of The SwingTime Dolls, Jillian Rossi has been a performer throughout the Lehigh Valley and tri-state area for over 15 years. Seen previously as a vocalist for several bands such as Bill Haley’s Comets, The Main Street Cruisers, & various others, she has also had the opportunity to share the stage with international artists which include Julian Lennon, The Vogues, & Beatlemania, as well as for sports legends; Darryl Dawkins, Joe Frazier & Larry Holmes. A strong education and involvement in theatre has allowed Rossi to fill the roles of “Fanny Brice” in Funny Girl, “Brenda Strong” in Catch Me If You Can, and “Catherine” in Pippin. Other accomplishments include winning the titles of several vocal competitions such as Lehigh Valley Idol and The Miss Hemisphere Pageant. Jillian credits her musical talents to her grandmother, Gilda, who recorded and performed the same cavalcade of standards during World War II.
Stacy is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC and also has a degree in TV Production & Speech/Theater from Kutztown University. Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Stacy lived in New York and Los Angeles for several years where she was seen and heard in theaters, cabarets, commercials, billboards and film/TV roles including General Hospital and Nickelodeon.
Since returning home, she has been singing and performing with local cover bands, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and is a singer/guitarist in the acoustic duo, Secret Coda. She has been seen on the Pennsylvania Playhouse stage, modeling for Rodale, QVC and in local commercials, most recently St Luke’s.
Stacy is thrilled to join the SwingTime Dolls which combines her passion of singing close harmonies, dancing, and the big band era. She is ready to swing, boogie woogie, jump and jive anywhere the Dolls will take her!
A strong believer that she was born in the wrong century, Sam is thrilled to be joining the SwingTime Dolls. A performer since a young age, Sam has graced the stages of living rooms, high school auditoriums, college campuses and even the greats like the one at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. With music being such a strong force in her life, she pursued a bachelors degree in Music Therapy and worked with a variety of populations, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Originally from New Jersey, she currently lives in Bethlehem with her husband, Chuck, and their sweet pup, Ruby, and is excited to get back to performing - this time with the Dolls.
Kate is originally from Allentown, PA where she currently resides. She earned her BA in Storytelling from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and MA in Arts Administration from Kutztown University. She also completed the 2-year professional conservatory program at Atlantic Acting School. Kate is an audition coach at Acting Up, a drama specialist at The Swain School, and a member of the production team at Orefield Middle School. Favorite theatrical roles include Alison in Fun Home (Civic Theatre of Allentown), Heidi in [title of show] (Civic Theatre of Allentown), Dr. Charlotte in Falsettos (NCC Summer Theatre), and Madame in The Maids (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre). Kate has always enjoyed singing intricate harmonies, and she is thrilled to be a Doll! www.katepistone.com