Candice Guardino Brings ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre Today

May 28
12:30 AM 2014
Candice Guardino Brings ITALIAN BRED to Hudson Theatre Today

Writer, actor, and storyteller Candice Guardino will bring her new solo show Italian Bred to the Hudson Theatre Mainstage for 12 performances only, it was announced today by Bull by the Horns Productions. Directed by Donna Drake, Italian Bred will play one preview today, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through June 29.

Candice Guardino makes her Los Angeles debut with this funny and heartwarming solo show, sharing personal stories and singing iconic songs while impersonating various members of her family. Additionally, the show includes virtual celebrity appearances from Mario Cantone, Steve Schirripa, Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan, Vic DiBitetto (Mall Cop), and more. Combined with the nostalgic scent of Sunday dinner, Italian Bred will remind audiences of their own unique upbringing and unforgettably funny childhood memories.

Guardino was born in Brooklyn, NY and earned her BA in Musical Theatre at Wagner College on Staten Island. During her career on the NY stage, she has written screenplays, dramas, sketch comedies, and sitcoms. Favorite roles include That Other Woman's Child, Worlds Away, Gypsy, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, and Antigone. Guardino has performed with UCB in both Los Angeles and New York. She is also a licensed Core Fusion and Pilates instructor.

The lighting design for Italian Bred is by Jason Fassl, David Dabbon serves as musical supervisor, and the stage manager is Jen Bendik. For further show info, please visit

Italian Bred will play one preview performance on Wednesday, May 28 at 2pm and opening is set for Thursday, May 29 at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through June 29 only (curtain time on Sunday 6/8 is 7pm). Tickets are $25 for front row seating and $20 for general seating and are available online at or by phone at (323) 960-7774. The Hudson Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, 90038. Street parking is available.

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