Speaking of demanding, the Florida Repertory Theatre production is also rehearsing at the moment, in Fort Myers, Florida. The reason the show will be demanding is that the wonderful actress playing Giulia, Michelle Damato, is working for two Italian foodies (Director Michael Marrotta and Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo). No pressure there. Apparently, Michelle, who is a repertory cast member of the company, is already cranking out the dough and I'm sure will knock it out of the park.
The real Giulia and I will be traveling to Fort Meyers to attend previews and the October 9th opening. The next morning, we get on a plane to LaGuardia and drive to Hyde Park to attend the October 10th opening for Half Moon Theatre. If you haven't seen the show yet, I hope you catch it in one of the two locations!
In other SPAGHETTI news, our original (stage) Giulia, Antoinette LaVecchia is starring in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS in Cleveland before it moves onto the McCarter Theatre. The show is a sequel to Ludwig's classic LEND ME A TENOR, which I had a chance to see as a 12-year-old usher at the American Stage Festival in Milford, NH, when it premiered under the title OPERA BUFFA. Antoinette is one of the most honest, funny actors I have seen onstage, so be sure to check out her work. So proud of her!