Tony and Tina have been going through an elaborate wedding ceremony for more years than many couples have remained married (since 1993, to be exact) and the family feuding shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. The interactive satire of an Italian-American wedding has the audience participating in the festivities as the wedding guests along with the thirty-two cast members in all aspects of the fictitious and often riotous nuptials. More than simply watching a theatrical production, the audience first attends the ceremony, then enjoys the reception which includes a fully catered all-you-can-eat Italian-style buffet dinner, a champagne toast, wedding cake and lots of dancing to the tunes of D.J. Monty. This weekend only, singer and actor Frankie Avalon will add to the fun by performing the role of Tina’s godfather, offering a selection of his many 1950s hits and movie songs at the wedding in the process. Avalon has become the post-Bob Hope undisputed master of the cameo, having made countless such appearances since doing so in the movie version of “Grease” and subsequently reprising that cameo on Broadway and on national tours. Various productions of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” have also seen Avalon show up as a singing guest, which he first did in Chicago in 1994. (Dennis Polkow)
Thu 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun 5pm, Pipers Alley, 230 W. North, (312)664-8844. $76-$88.