Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alums Featured in Hit Comedy ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding’

Dominic Rescigno in “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding”

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Dominic Rescigno ’13 and Alexis Allotta ’16, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, are featured in the hit Chicago production of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the long-running audience-participation comedy about an Italian wedding.

Alexis Allotta

Rescigno has taken over the lead role of Donnie Dulce — “the slimy, showy, idiot wedding singer,” in Rescigno’s words. And Allotta plays Nikki Black, whom she describes as “the goth, angry, loner daughter of [the] owner of the catering business and venue where Tony and Tina wed.” Allotta is also a swing/understudy for other female roles in the show.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment. It’s an Off-Broadway show staged as a festive celebration. The audience doesn’t just watch, but participates directly, from the first toast to the last slice of cake. As two colorful and madcap Italian-American families come together as one, everyone in attendance joins in the fun as guests of the bride and groom.

The show begins with a “wedding ceremony” at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3309 N. Seminary, followed by a “reception” at Vinnie Black’s Coliseum, 1113 W. Belmont. The hit production has been extended indefinitely. For tickets, call 312-391-0404 or click here.

Rescigno has also been cast in ensemble of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s upcoming production of the classic musical My Fair Lady, running April 28-May 21. For tickets, call 312-827-5600 or click here.

Michael Pogue