Follow the dominating but lovable matriarch, Maria Barbieri, as she and her devoted husband Gino struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat while adjusting to the newly found independence of their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren who they have raised since birth. The show is family friendly and laugh-out-loud funny with clever humor and universal themes of adjusting and adapting and what it takes to keep a family together.
Based on the play and screenplay by Steve Galluccio & Emile Gaudreault, this musical adaptation features a book by Jean Cheever and Tom Polum, lyrics by Omri Schein and music by James Olmstead.
Between side-splitting funny and genuinely heartbreaking, the story will resonate with everyone who has ever been challenged by family loyalty, loss, and a desire to be understood. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” meets “Fiddler on the Roof” in this hilarious new musical served with love. Just like mama used to make!