- $23 for one ticket to see Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress (up to $44.70 value)
- When: Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Wilbur Theatre
- Seating: best available at time of purchase
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress
15,000 a year. That’s how many brides Randy Fenoli consulted with during his time as a fashion director at Manhattan’s Kleinfeld Bridal. It’s enough to make anyone faint at the mere mention of the word “lace,” but Fenoli not only handled the job with aplomb, he parlayed it into a starring role seen by millions on Say Yes to the Dress and his own spinoff, Randy Knows Best, in addition to other TLC programs including Big Bliss and Randy to the Rescue. (The latter found him touring the country in a semi truck full of bridal gowns.) Fenoli was also featured as a main correspondent for TLC’s Royal Wedding program, which included a live broadcast and event from Times Square in April 2011.
Fenoli’s love affair with women’s fashion goes back long before all that. After his mother bought him a sewing machine at age nine, he got into her good fabric one day while she was at work. The next day, she was wearing the dress he’d made, and soon after he was taking custom orders. Frank but warm, Fenoli is wholly devoted to the idea that self-confidence is just one perfect dress away.
Fenoli’s performance at the Wilbur consists of two acts, the first of which focuses on his personal story, bridal trends, and tips on selecting the right gown. After intermission, two bridal parties will be interviewed and critiqued by Fenoli with audience participation.
A theater on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilbur Theatre is now a premier venue for comedy and music. When it was built in 1914, the architect Clarence H. Blackall designed its porticos and brick façade with inspiration drawn from American Colonial architecture, characterized by a Federal Revival style that included powdered wigs hanging over every doorway. “The auditorium is, in its chaste way,” architectural historian Douglas Tucci is quoted as saying on the theater’s website, “the handsomest of any Boston playhouse.”