You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding'

 
Submitted by HOTT Productions, NFP -Helping Others Through Theatre
Posted11/15/2018 9:42 AM
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  • Tina's brother, Joey Vitale, prepares to announce his gift to the newlyweds during a performance of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" by HOTT Productions. Remaining performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 in Hoffman Estates.

    Tina's brother, Joey Vitale, prepares to announce his gift to the newlyweds during a performance of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" by HOTT Productions. Remaining performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 in Hoffman Estates. Courtesy of Eugene Luzwick

"Tony n' Tina's Wedding," the longest running off-Broadway comedy in history, is coming to the Northwest suburbs

The area's premier community theater company, HOTT Productions, NFP-Helping Others Through Theatre, is proud to once again bring the joy, laughter, warmth and exaggerated stereotypes of this Italian American wedding and reception to the Northwest suburbs.

As Tony and Tina exchange vows, the audience plays the part of family and friends joining them for the reception feast and the family drama that ensues. Theatergoers will enjoy an array of embarrassing, bumbling, and colorful wedding scenarios as they witness the union of these funny families.

Wedding guests will enjoy: Prenuptial cash bar; the wedding ceremony; wedding reception featuring a champagne toast; Italian buffet by Rocco Vino's and wedding cake; live music and dancing.

Hott Productions, NFP-Helping Others Through Theatre, together with the Hoffman Estates Cultural Commission, present "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates.

Tickets are $55 inclusive; $400 for a table of eight. RSVP to sit together at reserved tables to (847) 985-0139.

"Tony n' Tina's Wedding" features Airen DeCarli of Volo as Tina and Tim Martin of Chicago as Tony.

Also part of the wedding festivities are Tim McKernan of Addison as best man Barry Wheeler; Ron Prazuch of Arlington Heights as Joey Vitale; from Carpentersville, AJ Chrusniak as ring bearer, Gianni, Jill Chrusniak as maid of honor, Connie Mocogni and Caitlyn McIntyre as Shirley Black; from Chicago, Gia Mango as Loretta Black; from Hoffman Estates, Grace Corwine as wedding singer, Celeste Romano, John Emiliano as band member Marco Mostaccioli, Andrew Luzwick as bandleader, Donny Dulce, Anthony Luzwick as ring bearer, Antonio, Dominic Luzwick as band member Rocco Cannoli, Donica Luzwick as bridesmaid, Donna Marsala, Vincent Luzwick as Vincenzo Black, Jr., Kyla Peyser as Laverne Black, Michael Peyser as photographer, Stan, Charlie Walsh as band member, Medium Petie, and Gavin McMullen as Tina's ex-boyfriend Michael Just.

Completing the cast: From Hanover Park, Sam Melau as Johnny Nunzio and Zach Melau as Zach Black; Carl Vachlin of Roselle as Uncle Luigi Domenico; from Mundelein, Merrill Gad as Father Mark and Elaine Hohs as Madeline Monroe; from Minooka, Anna Targonski as Aunt Rose Domenico; Michelle Bayer of Palatine as Josephina Vitale; Hailey Benoit as Wiktoria, the photographers' daughter and Michael Machlet of Roselle as Vinnie Black; from Schaumburg, Delaney Davis as Sister Terry, Wendy Dall as Nona Lena Nunzio, Lucas Oosthuizen as band member, Carlo Cannoli and Becky Adamitis as bridesmaid, Marina Galino; from Streamwood, Ray Janz as Anthony Angelo Nunzio, Sr., Bill Janz as Dominic Fabrizzi and Tina Wiethege as Stella, the photographer.

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