Made in Italy

Saturday March 9, 2024 at 4 pm at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey | View Map | Phone

A hilarious coming-of-age musical, by Farren Timoteo

Salvatore Mantini, an Italian immigrant from Abruzzo, invites the audience to eat with him in his traditional dining room in Jasper, Alberta. As he prepares the meal, course-by-course, Salvatore’s story unfolds. As does the story of Francesco Mantini, his teenage son, struggling in the 1970s to find his place in small-town Alberta. Fed up with years of bullying, Francesco leaves his father behind to reinvent himself as the crooner and ladies’ man, Frank Martin. However, even with an entirely new identity, Francesco discovers just how difficult it is to escape where he truly comes from. Weaving the electrifying music of the 1970s with classic Italian tunes, this five-time Jessie Award–nominated show is a hilarious coming-of-age story about a kid with the heart of Rocky Balboa and the moves—and hair—of John Travolta.

Ticket prices start at $29. Please call the Surrey Arts Centre office to purchase, 604-501-5566, and be sure to mention VocalEye.

Running time: approx. 2h 10m, including intermission

Consider making it a full day at the Surrey Arts Centre with a described tour of the current exhibition at Surrey Art Gallery, un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing

Winner of the 2022 Jessie Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Comedic Role
Based on the Western Canada Theatre production