A wedding is the joining of two families, in the same way that a head butt is the meeting of minds. Witness a unique union thanks to today's Groupon: for $45, you get one general-admission ticket to Tony n' Tina's Wedding at the V Theater (a $99.98 value). Shows run Sunday through Wednesday and Friday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (some Sundays are excluded; call the theater for specific dates).
With glowing reviews from publications such as People and the New York Times, Tony n' Tina's Wedding emulates the experience of an Italian wedding with a complete ceremony, reception, and oodles of off-the-cuff antics. Directed by its original New York director, Larry Pellegrini, this production has played for 21 years in more than 40 American cities, which accounts for more than 35% of fictional weddings worldwide. The show hinges on heavy improvisation, its actors often blending in with the audience and assuming the identities of guests' friends and family members throughout the ceremony, reception, and future golf outings.
The audience is treated to a full Italian dinner and wedding cake at the reception, as well as dancing, music, and uncles removing rainbow sashes from ears. No one knows before the show what will become of the young couple and their crazy cast, making each night a unique experience.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding
When it premiered off-Broadway in 1988, Tony n' Tina’s Wedding quickly gathered a following for its unconventional send-up of the Italian-American wedding between the Nunzio and Vitale families. The interactive performance has since been lauded by almost every major publication. Covert performers are placed at the tables of seated audience members, with each guest having a one-of-a-kind theatergoing experience based on seating, interactivity, and promising to not dig their own plot holes. A robust Italian dinner and slices of decadent wedding cake precede a rush onto the theater’s sprawling dance floor, where toe-tapping tunes bridge the gap between the Nunzio and Vitale clans. Like jokes from a cigar-chomping uncle, the reception includes appearances from a pregnant bridesmaid, a stripper girlfriend, and a drunk priest, with all of them speeding the evening’s festivities to an unpredictable and sidesplitting finale.