‘Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding’ will return in a Chicago church

SHARE ‘Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding’ will return in a Chicago church

Guests witness the vows at a past production of “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding.” | Provided photo

“Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding,” the interactive show that entertained tourists and employed Chicago actors in the ’90s and beyond, is returning — this time in an actual church.

Performances will begin Sept. 22 with the titular couple exchanging vowsat Resurrection Church, 3309 N. Seminary. The mock reception, complete with champagne toast and buffet dinner, will follow a block away at the Chicago Theater Works venue that hosts its similarly interactive “We Gotta Bingo,” renamed Vinnie Black’s Colosseum for the occasion.

Audience members are treated as guests and mingle with the bride, the groom and their friends and family in the show, which originated in New York in the 1980s. The original New York producers are presenting this production in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works.

InChicago, “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” opened at Piper’s Alley in 1993 and ran an impressive 16 years, with occasional drop-ins by ’60s pop singer Frankie Avalon. Paul Strioli, a former Chicago cast member, is directing the new production.

Tickets, $75-$85, are on sale now at http://tonylovestina.com.

The Latest
Behind a goal and an assist from Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history and first in more than two decades by beating the Lightning 2-1 in Game 6.
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the celebs speaking out on the stage.
Fowles was drafted No. 2 overall by the Sky in 2008 and played for them for seven seasons before being dealt to the Lynx in 2015.
Courtney Vandersloot hit a three-pointer as time expired, and the Sky prevailed 88-85. Vandersloot led the Sky with 18 points. Candace Parker added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Emma Meesseman scored 15 points.
Contreras had three RBI and drove in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning Sunday.