Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred

Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred

Don’t miss your chance to see Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred, the fresh and hilariously heartwarming new comedy about growing up Italian on Staten Island that sold out shows around the country!

Created, written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true-life events seen through the eyes of a little girl. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Guardino slips in and out of multiple family characters as she cooks up a full meal of fun and laughter. In this solo show, she shares the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos) and Vic DiBitetto (Mall Cop 2).

Zesty! Laugh out loud funny! – The Chicago Standard

Bada bing! – The Tolucan Times, LA

Guardino grew up singing, dancing and performing weekly recitals for her family in their living room. As a child, she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her idols: Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and her great-uncle, the late Harry Guardino of TV, film and stage. Along with performing on stage and originating roles in the heart of Broadway, she has written screenplays, dramas, sketch comedies and sitcoms.

The Staten Island Advance says: “Italian Bred is not just laughs … it’s real funny, unique and true-to-form life.”


Purchase Parking for the Saturday, January 26th at 2PM.

Purchase Parking for the Saturday, January 26th at 8PM.


NICO Kitchen + Bar will be open for this performance.