Tony and Tina's Wedding

Rory Zacher stars as Tony and Concetta Rose stars as Tina in "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" in Chicago.

Photo by Keith Purvis

If you're looking to attend one of the zaniest weddings around, head to  Vinny Black’s Coliseum at Chicago Theater Works.

 “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” has been celebrated at that location for the past year with jubilant wedding guests joining in the fun.

The interactive production recently celebrated it's one year anniversary in the Windy City. The show had previously been a hit in Chicago for years. It left town in 2009 and returned in the fall of 2016.

The interactive dinner theater show is a hilarious production set in the environment of an Italian wedding during the 1980s. The original “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” began Off-Broadway in New York during the ‘80s. It later enjoyed a 16-year run at Chicago’s Piper’s Alley.

For audience members who like to get involved in the action, it's possible at this ceremony and reception. In “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” guests interact with the Vitale and the Nunzio families as Valentina Vitale and Anthony Nunzio tie the knot.

During the ceremony, guests can even participate in a sing-along with Cousin Terry aka Sister Albert Maria as she belts out “Jesus Is Just Alright With Me.”

After the short ceremony, guests walk a block to the reception hall, which is in a room at Chicago Theater Works. There are plenty of humorous scenes, participatory dance numbers, wacky interactions between family and guests and even a fight to watch. This wedding proves to be a real party.

Guests are also served a meal, which consists of pasta, salad and dessert.

Starring in "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" is Rory Zacher as Tony and Concetta Rose as Tina.

FYI: “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” is in an open run at Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $79 and $89 for the two-part event, meal and dancing. Premium seating close to the stage and dance floor is $99. For more information, visit


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Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.