Highland Park native lands leading role in Chicago theater scene

November 3, 2016 by  

Hannah Brown, a native of Highland Park, New Jersey, has won the leading role in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, currently running in Chicago.

The show was originally created in the 1970s and 1980s, based on improv work of the actors who originated the Tina and Tony roles.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is not a typical theater production; instead, it breaks the fourth wall and invites the audience to participate in the events, from the vows to the cutting of the cake. Press in Chicago have called the production ‘Just like a real wedding… only funnier!’

Most theater productions, and indeed weddings, offer customized brochures or programs to their audience and attendees, offering important information about the schedule of events, as well as the who’s who of the experience.

Brown was interviewed by Sheridan Road, a New Jersey media outlet. Her father was friends with Moira Wilson, one of the original Tony n’ Tina’s cast members. She considers herself lucky for growing up in Highland Park, and credits the rich theater program at Highland Park High School for helping her start her career.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding plays at Resurrection Lutheran Church, then moves to Vinnie Black’s Coliseum, just a short walk away, for each performance. Tickets can be purchased online at the Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding website.