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  • Broadway coming to Prairie's Edge Casino Resort

  • Direct from New York, the world's “number one” Dinner Theater production, “Tony N' Tina's Wedding,” is coming to the Prairie's Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls this February.Tickets went on sale for what is the longest running Off-Broadway comedy in history the latter half of December. Since ope...
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  • Direct from New York, the world's "number one" Dinner Theater production, "Tony N' Tina's Wedding," is coming to Granite Falls in February.
    Tickets went on sale for what is the longest running Off-Broadway comedy in history the latter half of December. Since opening February 14, 1988 in New York City, the unique theatrical experience has won over the hearts of thousands of people in over 100 cities worldwide, including Japan, Australia and many European cities.
    The dinner theater format employed in "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," works as an interactive comedy wherein audience members are a part of the show. As "invited guests," the audience begins with a ceremony followed by a rousing reception. There's dancing, champagne toasts, a full pasta dinner, and a slice of the wedding cake… all provided by the Nunzio and Vitale "families".
    According to the Prairie's Edge Casino Resort Marketing Department's Eric Preuss, this will be the first time that Prairie's Edge will host a theatrical production since "How to Speak Minnesotan" was performed at the casino convention center in Feburary of 2006. It is hoped that another strong turnout will show up for the professional dinner theater.
    "Bringing "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" to our rural area was an easy decision," said Preuss. "Most shows like this you have to travel to the metro area to see, which some might hesitate to do considering the extra hassle of just getting there and the cost associated with it."
    The coming production of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" features original cast members from the New York production. In addition, several local actors will be cast to play supporting roles, auditions for which will be held in January.
    A total of three performances will be held at the Prairie's Edge Convention Center on February 16 and 17. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at by calling toll free [866.293.2121]. Tickets are $65, which includes an Italian meal.
    Said Preuss, "The timing of this event couldn't get any better––what a fun date to take your sweetheart on for Valentine's Day."
    For more information contact Guest Services at Prairie's Edge at 866.293.2121 or visit prairiesedgecasino.com
    Tony N' Tina's Wedding
    It's a wedding. It's a feast. It's a show! Actors exchange vows. And you, the audience, play the parts of Tony and Tina's family and friends, joining them for the reception, feast and hilarious family dramas. One of the longest running shows in Off-Broadway history, Tony n' Tina's Wedding engages audiences through the common threads all people share. You'll enjoy an array of embarrassing, bumbling, and colorful guests we all relate to, as you witness the union of these distinct and forever funny families. Eat, drink, dance, converse, and get caught up in the festivities of this all-inclusive, interactive matrimonial experience. Ticket includes: The ceremony, reception, Italian Baked Ziti Dinner, champagne toast, wedding cake, music, dancing, and much more
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