TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING (Program and massive info post)
Tony (The groom): Milo Romano Anthony "Tony" Nunzio Jr. : He is the young, Italian-American groom. Has been with Tina for a long time and is in love with her. His goal is to make it through the wedding and the reception without any problems, something which will be difficult, given that his and Tina's families hate one another. His relationship with Tina will be tested throughout the show as they fight over their families. He also hates Tina's ex-boyfriend Michael.
Tina (The bride): Dani Jenkins Valentina "Tina" Vitale: Tina is the Italian-American bride. She grew up in the suburbs, so she feels that she's a bit classier than Tony's family. All she wants to do is marry Tony without too much interference from her controlling mother. She will be at odds with Tony over the course of the production and there will be a huge blowout in which she walks out on him. She will also argue with him over the gift her father in law has given them and fight with her maid of honor during the toasts. Doesn't care for Michael and doesn't really count what they had as much of a relationship. They were not together long and he called her several times after they broke up. Then he drunkenly went to her house because he knew she was there and drove his car into her home accidently.
Maddy (Mr. Nunzio's girlfriend): Katherine Evans Madeline "Maddy" Monroe: Mr. Nunzio's girlfriend. She is the best "dancer" at his club. She is young, tacky, loves attention and is quick to defend the Nunzio's. Does not care for Mrs. Vitale.
Mr. Nunzio (Tony's father): Matthew Percy Mr. Anthony Nunzio: Tony's father. He is the owner of a popular strip club and his girlfriend in fact is a "dancer". He wants Tony to follow in his footsteps and he demonstrates this by offering him and Tina his most prized possession, the strip club, as a wedding gift. He proudly shows off his girlfriend. And most importantly, he hates Mrs. Vitale. They grew up in the same neighborhood and had a thing in high school until Mrs. Nunzio meet Mr. Nunzio and fell for him. Moving to the suburbs when they got married. He feels that she thinks she's better than him because of this and he voices his opinions on her with no problems. He also publicly claims that her husband leaped to his death to get away from her. He is very outspoken and crude. He along with the other men, spend the wedding ceremony attempting to listen to a Met game and get the scores.
Grandma Nunzio Evanna Grey Grandma Nunzio: Old school Italian woman. Doesn't understand Tony or Tina. Loves attention. So much so, that she pretends to faint at the wedding reception. She is angrily called out by Tina for faking and taking the attention away. Is dotted on by her son and grandson, Tony. As well as Maddy.
Johnny (Tony's brother): Zac Austen Johnny: Tony's little brother. He is younger and he is shyer as a result. The older guys are always teasing him, meaning well. He is one of the boys and his friends, the groomsmen do try to set him up with a guest at the wedding, egging him on.
Mrs. Vitale (Tina's mother): Alicia Relm Mrs. Vitale: The mother of the bride. She is controlling over Tina, her only daughter. Hates Tony's family and would rather that Tina not be associated with them. She does on the other hand love Tina's ex-boyfriend, Michael. She despises Mr. Nunzio with a passion and is disgusted by him and his girlfriend. Thinks that they lack class and does act superior to them. She often speaks of her deceased husband, saying how wonderful he was and how much he would have loved to be there. She claims that her husband died stringing Christmas lights up on the roof during a blizzard and that it was his choice because he loved Christmas and couldn't wait. She is outraged by Mr. Nunzio's claims that she forced him to do it and that he leaped to his death to get away from her and died with a smile on his face. She is very dramatic.
Joey Vitale (Tina's flamboyant brother) Joe Reynolds Joey Vitale: Tina's very flamboyant brother. He is a bit of a momma's boy and is most definitely the source of comic relief in his family. Has a crush on the videographer.
Sister Claire (Tina's cousin): Hayden Anderson Sister Claire: Tina's cousin. She is a nun and is very reserved, the total opposite of everyone else. She is a prude, Tina does call her out for it and she does stick out from the rest of her family. However, she discovers that she is a nun who loves to dance and cannot be kept off of the dance floor.
Connie (The pregnant maid of honor) Hilarie Taylor Connie: Tina's best friend and Maid of Honor. She appears to be about 8 months pregnant and despite that, she does drink. She is resentful about being pregnant and it is very obvious. Argues with her husband Barry a bit. Refuses to give a toast at the reception, claiming to be tired, which results in a blow out with Tina where she is fired from her position as maid of honor and replaced by Donna. She does not like being told what to do and is very loud and crude.
Barry (Best Man, Connie's husband) Chad Lucas Barry: Tony's best friend and the best man. He is the most mellow of the groomsmen, but that is due to his being under the influence. Swears to Tony to make it through the ceremony sober, but the reception is something else entirely. As the best man, he takes it upon himself to try to get rid of Michael in a non violent way by getting him high and bringing him back out to his van, only to forget to lock him in. And as a result, a high Michael goes on to further disrupt the wedding. Barry is also married to Connie, the pregnant maid of honor. They argue over the course of the show.
Donna (Bridesmaid, Dominic's girlfriend) Alexis Romano Donna: A friend of Tina's who is serving as a bridesmaid. She is an aspiring singer who also happens to be Dominic's girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and will flirt with every cute guy that she sees. Like dominic, she has a violent temper and she does physically push him when the two of them argue, which is often. Swears that she will never get married, especially not to Dominic. The two eventually make up and decide to get married by the end of the night.
Dominic (Groomsmen) Dan Jobs Dominic: Groomsmen. Spends a chunk of his time manhandling Michael, physically keeping him in check, so as not to ruin his friend's wedding. He is very jealous and this results in many outbursts with his girlfriend, Donna, who is a shameless flirt. Ironically enough, he gets pushed around some by her. Spends a lot of time talking smack about marriage and how he doesn't want to get married, only to realize that he wants to marry Donna by the time the reception is complete.
Marina (Bridesmaid) Joanna Krzyzewski Marina: The only unattached member of the bridal party. After a few drinks, this fact comes to depress her and she tries to make a move on the priest and forces him to dance with her. She is not as outspoken as her counterparts, but Marina can still hold her own with them and be just as flashy.
Donnie Ducle (groomsmen) Aaron Endlsey Donnie Dulce: Another one of Tony's friends and groomsmen. He is the only single groomsmen and flirts with the women at the reception.
Father Mark (Drunk priest): Bryan Green Father Mark: The family priest of the Vitale's who marries Tony and Tina. Starts the night off well, declining to drink at the reception and keep his vows. However as the scene unravels, he hits the bottle and becomes drunk. He drunkenly sings prayers and thinks that this is possibly the craziest group of people that he has ever met and wonders how he came to associate himself with them.
Michael (Tina's ex-boyfriend): Liam Rudd Michael: Tina's ex-boyfriend. Bursts into the chapel during the wedding to object because he is still in love with her. He is obsessed with her to be exact. He is intercepted at the chapel by Dominic, who grabs him by the neck and forces him to sit down when he stands to object to the nuptials. He is only supposed to stay for the ceremony, but is invited by Mrs. Vitale to join them for the reception. He is cool with Barry, the best man, the only member of the wedding party, aside from Tina that he can stand. Thinks Barry is too cool for the other guys. Eventually finds himself intoxicated and under the influence, the latter due to Barry attempting to get him to chill. He will go on to be out of control.
Vinnie Black (Caterer): Matthew Miller Vinnie Black: Owner of Vinnie Black's Coliseum, the site for the wedding. His hall is a very gaudy attempt at replicating ancient coliseums. He is a sleazy business man who is friends with the Vitale family. Acts as the MC for the night. Tells corny jokes. Mrs. Vitale finds him to be hilarious and he is a known member of his community.
Zeppo the bartender: Dane King Zeppo the Bartender: Bartender at Vinnie Black's Coliseum.
Raphael (Flamboyant videographer) Emma Arlington Raphael: Film student hired by Mrs. Vitale to film the ceremony and the reception. He is very flamboyant and he goes around asking people what they think of the nuptials. Whenever drama occurs, he is quick to try and catch it all on film.
Sal (photographer) Rupert O' Hare Sal: The wedding photographer. Falls asleep during the ceremony and spends the reception, mingling. He is sleazy and does not appear to be too good of a photographer.
Lucy Palmer (Publicity Manager)
Jamie Esposito (Wardrobe)
Summer James (Make-up)
Anna Coopers (Music Director)
When the two stereotypically Italian families get together at the wedding and reception, it's fodder for "America's Funniest Home Videos," complete with drunken guests (including the priest), family bickering, a pregnant maid of honor, bridesmaids with big hair and tacky red dresses and a flamboyant brother of the bride.
From the beginning at Tony n' Tina's Wedding Orlando, the guests are asked to be part of the show by singing along with a hymn at the wedding.
Then, it's off to the Tony n' Tina's Wedding reception where a wedding singer and band entertain guests and encourage everyone to dance to standard wedding fare like the infamous chicken dance, the dollar dance and "YMCA."
An Italian buffet-style dinner features salad, lasagna, ravioli and chicken parmesan. There is also a wedding cake at Tony n' Tina's Wedding and a champagne toast made by a less-than-eloquent best man.
As at any wedding, there's also the bouquet toss, the throwing of the garter and the ubiquitous wedding photographer snapping photos at every opportunity. Guests can later purchase the photos of themselves with the family in Tony n' Tina's Wedding Orlando.
Whether you choose to participate by talking and dancing with the family (who are all actors that are never out of character) or you just sit back and watch the comedy unfolding, "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" is a show that anyone who has ever attended a wedding can relate to.
The theatrics begin before the audience even enters the theater, with cast members (who never break character throughout the evening) talking to ticket holders as if they are friends and relatives of one of the two feuding clans drawn together by two star-crossed lovers. Once inside Tony n' Tina's Wedding and seated, the audience is slowly introduced to members of the families as they arrive and take their seats in the middle of the theater, which serves as a wedding chapel, dance floor and reception hall.
The Reception: The reception: Tina's Toast [ooc note: performed by Dani, with Milo standing beside her, obviously.] Montage of clips from the show [ooc note:all of cast members are features in the clip.] Another montage of clips [ooc note:The couple seen fighting about 2:20 in would be Dan and Alexis. This clip gives a good idea of the overall vibe of the show] Bridal Party Performance: [Two videos are being posted to give an idea of what the entire performance was like] Bridal Party performance video 1 [ooc notes: the boy sitting off to the side dancing is Joe. The girl who dances during Pink's solo is Alexis and Hilarie is the one who raps Lil' Kim's part.] Bridal Party performance video 2 [The nun seen dancing is Hayden, the priest crawling on the floor is Bryan and the guy who joins the girls and performs Christina's part in the song is Joe] Performance by the guys [ooc note: This would have been Milo, Dan, Chad and Aaron. Alicia Relm would be the one trying to get them off the stage.] YMCA Dance [ooc note: This was performed by Milo, Zac, Aaron, Chad and Dan. With everyone cheering them on and invited to dance along] The chicken dance [ooc note:performed by the cast members and any audience members that were either dragged onto the dance floor by the cast or who willingly participated.] Donna's performance at the reception.[ooc note: this would be Alexis performing with Matthew Miller] clip of some of the dances from the reception [ooc note: "Shout" would be danced by Milo, Dan, Aaron, Chad, Matthew Percy and Zac.] clip [ooc note: the guy in the bandana shouting is Liam. He is ushered off by Dan. Matthew Miller is the guy on stage, speaking and clearly Dani would be the one in the wedding dress] clip 2 [ooc note:the woman dancing would be Katherine Evans. And the fight would be between Milo, Dani, and Matthew Percy.]
*The reason why this was selected as the spring show was because it was something fun and different. So that said, if you were a performer, it is encouraged for you to say that your kid went all out in their performance. We want everyone to just go to town with it, take it as far as you can and HAVE FUN! If you were an audience member, feel free to have participated as much as possible. This could mean dancing with one of the cast members, conversing with them at your table, etc. It's nothing but good times to be had!