A participatory comedy
by Nancy Cassaro and Artificial Intelligence
Performance Run Commitment: May 16 – June 16, 2019
When: Monday, February 4, 7pm
Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
Where: Manoa Valley Theatre
R. Kevin Garcia Doyle
About the show
One of the longest-running comedies in American theatre, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is credited as the originator of the “environmental theatre” movement. It stages a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception with its colorful stereotypes pushed to the limit. Audience members are treated as guests at the wedding by the interactive, improvisational comedy cast. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding ran Off-Broadway continuously for over 25 years. It was previously produced by MVT in 1996 and 2011. The show is scripted and has a specific timeline of events, but improvised interaction between wedding party members and audience members is part of the uniqueness of the event. During the course of the reception, dinner is fed to all. The actors ability to remain in character, to improv well and to have a sense of humor is very important to the success of the show.
The show is performed by a cast of twenty-two men and women who comprise the wedding party and wedding service personnel. Auditions will consist of readings from the script and improvisational work as directed by the guest director. The role of the wedding singer, Donny Dulce, will be cast at a future time. This audition is for all remaining roles in the play.
Roles in the show (all roles are available):
Tony – groom, mid 20’s, handsome, rowdy, charming.
Tina – bride, mid 20’s, pretty, party girl, headstrong, tough.
Barry – best man, late 20’s, everybody’s pal, good guy.
Connie – maid of honor, late 20’s, pregnant, jaded.
Dominic – usher, mid 20’s, party animal with a heart of gold.
Donna – bridesmaid, mid 20’s, cute white trash, good singer. Really good pop singer ( Alto).
Johnny – usher, 20, Tony’s little brother. A cute flirt.
Marina – bridesmaid, mid 20’s, insecure tag-along, the gang’s doormat.
Josephina – Tina’s mom, 45 – 50, strong willed, a martyr. Singing a plus.
Luigi – Tina’s great uncle, late 70’s, old world gentleman (optional).
Joey – Tina’s brother, 30, gay, loves “show biz”.
Sister Albert Maria – Tina’s cousin, mid 20’s, family oddball. Singing a plus.
Tony Nunzio Sr. – Tony’s dad, 50, charismatic in a sleazy way, sees himself as the king.
Madeline Monroe – Tony Sr.’s girlfriend, 20’s, stripper, good looking and hard living.
Grandma Nunzio – Tony’s grandma, 70’s, spry, a little crazy (optional).
Michael Just – late 20’s, Tina’s ex-boyfriend, just got out of rehab, a burnout.
Father Mark – priest, 30’s, thinks he’s hip and one of the gang.
Sal Antonucci – photographer, 40, pushy, eccentric.
Vinnie Black – caterer, late 40’s, amateur comedian, used car salesman type.
Loretta Black – Vinnie’s wife, late 40’s, brow beaten by Vinnie, a little worn.
Rick de Marco – 20’s, videographer, Joey’s boyfriend. (optional).
||March 18, 2019 – May 15, 2019
Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Weekends as needed closer to opening
|Performance run commitment:
||May 16 – June 16, 2019 (maximum 24 performances)
curtain times: Wed, Thur – 7:30pm, Fri & Sat – 8:00pm, Sun – 4pm
call time: 90 minutes prior to performances (or as otherwise set)
Performances will be held at Manoa Valley Theatre. Rehearsals will be held at `Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street, and other locations as necessary. The rehearsal schedule will be Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays as necessary. Cast members will uniformly receive an honorarium to help defray the out-of-pocket expenses associated with volunteerism and participation in this production. This honorarium is not an offer of employment.
Please note: participating in a Manoa Valley Theatre production is a serious commitment and rehearsal attendance is very important. As determined by the director, specific rehearsal schedules have some flexibility.
About The Director
R. Kevin Garcia Doyle (Guest Director) holds a BA in Theatre from Bates College and an MFA in Directing from UH/Manoa. He has been on the faculty of Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts for 23 years and has been its Director for the past fourteen. He is one of the founders of Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, and has directed productions at HSF, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Kumu Kahua Theatre Company, Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts, UH/Manoa and Manoa Valley Theatre. He formed and performed for nineteen years in Loose Screws Improvisational Theatre Company, which led to Mental Tilapia, an improvised local television series.
Scripts are available for perusal on premises at the Manoa Valley Theatre business office, 2833 East Manoa Road, between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays.
For more information, please contact MVT at 988-6131 or email@example.com.
Upcoming MVT auditions
The Rocky Horror Show
guest director: Rob Duval
guest musical director: Jenny Shiroma
|May 18 & 20, 2019