TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING QUARANTINED

Virtual Arts presents Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, a Virtual Live Theatre Event. Ever wonder what your favorite characters from Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding would do during a global pandemic? Well, look no further. The long running Off-Broadway hit began in 1988 in NYC and is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment – an immersive comedy show staged as an evening of nuptials for two Italian-American families. It invites the audience to actively participate in all festivities: everyone is a welcome guest at the ceremony and reception, mingling with the cast of loveable characters. 2020 brought the newest iteration of the Off-Broadway Interactive Theatre phenomenon, in a whole new production fit for a global pandemic – in Quarantine!

I LOVE YOU 2020

Virtual Arts presents I Love You 2020, a Virtual Live Theatre production that showcases the personal stories of artists with hope, humor, and humanity according to a common theme.On October 21, 2020, Virtual Arts presented the first edition of the recurring series, I Love You 2020. This inaugural show, hosted by Susan Campanaro as Lavina Draper, highlighted raw, real, and sometimes raucous monologues and discussion from gay men of all stripes from all corners of the US. The evening was a truly authentic and compelling look at how the pandemic was affecting each of these individuals, their loved ones, their lifestyles, and their livelihoods. The cast included Noel Figueroa, aka Miss Noel Leon, from Miami, Florida, Michael Armone from Manhattan,Louis D’Aprile from Las Vegas, Jerry Javier from Hilo, Hawai’i and Johnny Pastor from Honolulu, Hawai’i.

LOOK MA, I’M ON TV!

October 27, 2020 brought us the premier episode of host Jesse Highley’s evening talk show entitled Look Ma, I’m On TV! A humorous but penetrating, challenging, and genuinely inquisitive look at the politics of the day, our invited panelists presented monologues and guided group discourse led by our favorite, though less-than-experienced, host character. Episode 1 was all about the importance of voting, and featured guests Ryan Remark, Scott Johnson, Marty Vece, and Gret Menzies Gonzalez, delivering that message with humor and hope. Special guest, John Di Domenico as Donald Trump was perfectly evil and hysterical in the finale. Jesse is still confidently pursuing his “viral” moment while broadcasting from his mom’s basement, so look for more side-splitting and smart-alecky commentary to come from him, his future guests, and maybe even his mother in upcoming editions of this show!

I LOVE YOU 2021

Virtual Arts presents I Love You 2021, a Virtual Live Theatre production that showcases the personal stories of artists with hope, humor, and humanity according to a common theme. The April 21, 2021 episode focused on three different artists and how they’ve been coping and updating their methods of creativity in our current world. Hosted by Susan Campanaro as Lavinia Draper, this episode featured Concetta Rose Rella, who has started a commissioned artwork business, Meg “Meggi Lectric” Lanzarone, who taught herself a new instrument, and Johnny Tammaro, actor and co-cinematographer of the popular web series, The Honeyzoomers.

GOOD TALK: THE POLITICS OF HORROR

Virtual Arts presents Good Talk: The Politics of Horror, a Virtual Live Theatre production that showcases the personal stories of artists with hope, humor, and humanity according to a common theme. This episode features filmmakers Nick Basile and Joe Leone, led through discussion by host Gret Menzies Gonzalez around the history and modern implications that horror movies have within the realm of political and societal movements.

GOOD TALK: THE STYLE ACTIVIST

Virtual Arts presents Good Talk: The Style Activist, a Virtual Live Theatre production that showcases the personal stories of artists with hope, humor, and humanity according to a common theme. This episode features Portland, Oregon based fashion designer and activist Judith Rizzio chatting with host Lynnie Godfrey.

LEO & LILI’S LUAU

Virtual Arts presents Leo & Lili’s Luau, a Virtual Live Theatre production. This production was presented live on Zoom on December 11, 2021. Cultures collide in this Zoom meeting of two families – one from Hawaii and the other from Indiana. Leo and Lili are having a baby and their unborn child fuels the questioning of traditions, spirituality and family relationships. Hula meets Hoosier in this cast of 15, actors, singers, songwriters, hula dancers and comedians.

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