MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY Begins Performances Next Week

The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring Peter J. Fogel, begins performances at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm. The visiting production will continue through Sunday, June 25.

One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Jewish or Italian to appreciate this show. All you need to know is what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache! My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! ran for two years in New York City and has toured internationally to more than 100 cities. Said BroadwayWorld.com, "Amazing! Hysterical! A wonderful show! I still hurt from laughing!" Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly) said, "Hysterically funny! Non-stop laughs all the way! It's just great!"

Written by award-winning author Steve Solomon, this hilarious solo comedy is based on his life growing up in a wacky family noted for its bi-ethnic diversity and aptitude for dysfunctional behavior, along with all the people in his life whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy. Solomon, whose mother is from Palermo and his father is from Russia, grew up as one of two siblings in Brooklyn.

Peter J. Fogel is an award-winning comedian, actor, playwright, and published author. For more than 25 years, he has performed in the US, Canada, and Australia. His work on over 20 television series, both as a writer and an actor, includes Comic Strip Live, Comedy on the Road, Married with Children, Unhappily Ever After, Chicago Sons, and Men Behaving Badly. Other television work includes appearances on HBO, NBC, MTV, PBS, and A&E. His commercial work includes spots for Budweiser, Zima, American Express, and Wisk Detergent. He has also created comedy material for Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale). Fogel has performed onstage at the Parker Playhouse, Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Gordon Center for the Arts, SUNY Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center, and the Lyric Theatre. Stage work includes Yentl, Ghosts of a Lonely Heart, and Cocoa's Cabaret and Burlesque. From cruise ships to casinos and Vegas showrooms, Fogel has shared the stage with such comedic luminaries as Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, RoBert Klein, Ed Asner, Harry Anderson, Lewis Black, and Dennis Miller. He is also an in-demand corporate trainer and business speaker and he is the best-selling author of "Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace (If You Still Have a Job!)" He is the host of Boomer Humor Radio, the number one self-indulgent help show on internet radio (www.fogelscorporatecomedy.com).

The performance schedule is Wednesday at 8pm, Thursday at 3pm and 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm through June 25. Ticket prices range from $45-$65 and may be purchased online at www.PlayhouseInfo.com or by phone at (855) 448-7469. For group sales information, call (888) 264-1788.

The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cypress and Magnolia), in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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