After 16 years, Tony and Tina calling...

After 16 years, Tony and Tina calling it quits?

There are 40 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 15, 2009, titled After 16 years, Tony and Tina calling it quits?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Soon, the bride will throw what could be her final jaw-busting punch. The penny-pinching caterer will funnel the last few drops of champagne back into a bottle.

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jul 15, 2009
Ugh! Cultural institution? Double Ugh!

If Tony & Tina's Wedding is a cultural institution, John Wayne Gacy was innocent.

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 15, 2009
I was forced to go to this horrid piece of crap for a work event. I don't know why people would willingly pay money to see this. And the food is bad, too. Blech. Be lucky if you are not one of the "million" who have seen this.

Lisle, IL

#3 Jul 15, 2009
Change it to Tony & Tina's Quickie Divorce. After 16 years they deserve it.

Sunderland, UK

#4 Jul 16, 2009
Look, I probably wouldn't like it. But lots of people do. We are not the masters of the revels. If people enjoy it, and they go out for a night of theatre, good. Maybe they'll come back and see something else.

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 16, 2009
I'd hardly qualify Tony and Tina's Wedding as "theatre"

Chicago, IL

#8 Jul 16, 2009
I always intended to go...just never got around to it. I think they'll do best if they take a hiatus, and re-stage it for "limited performances".
Tony and Tony

Chicago, IL

#9 Jul 16, 2009
I hear it is being replaced by Tony and Tony's wedding.

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 16, 2009
It's closing for three months and coming back in November. They're merely closing it temporarily so they can come back and hire new talent for less money. This is the only way to get out of the current contracts with talent. The producers are, alas, weasels.
Sick of this crap

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Jul 16, 2009
I blame Obamanomics and the rise in socialism.
Chicago Logan Square

Melrose Park, IL

#13 Jul 16, 2009
I saw this uh...ahem..."production " in Dec 2003 when I went with my friend to her Office Holiday Party. My God was this show bad; I mean seriously bad. I got this "senior citizen takes free chartered bus to smoked-filled casino" vibe when the production started and it just got worse from there. I vividly remember being what I can best describe as angry at times as it was so bad/corny and the schtick was so heavy, you could not breath at times it was that bad.
I am sorry if anyone loses their jobs and such, but only cause we're in such a bad economy now. Almost 6 years later I still recoil when I hear anyone mention Tony & Tina's Wedding or read about it, etc. I feel a part of my innocence was taken away when I saw this piece of garbage....
Ed V

Crowborough, UK

#14 Jul 16, 2009
Didn't they manage to get Frankie Avalon to play Tina's godfather for a few performances?
And it wasn't so bad, when you consider what you pay for a gift to attend a "real" cr*p wedding and eat inferior mostacciolli.

Springfield, IL

#15 Jul 16, 2009
I didn't go and see Toy and Tina's wedding because I've been to enough of real Tony and Tina's weddings to last a lifetime.

Des Plaines, IL

#16 Jul 16, 2009
Sick of this crap wrote:
I blame Obamanomics and the rise in socialism.
Feel free to leave the country then.

“Live with Intention”

Since: Jun 09

Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 16, 2009
Is it campy? Yes. Cheesy? You bet. But I do know that many Italians (particularly from the East Coast) find it a riot because it personifies a lot of the stereotypes and even the real personalities of Italian families, culture and the way a few (cheesy) weddings went down. When I took my Mom to see it, she loved it...because of the music. It really took her back. It's all what you make of it, I guess.

United States

#18 Jul 16, 2009
This was the worst piece of junk I've ever attended in my life. We took our two adolescents years ago and even they thought it was junk. May it disappear for ever.

Rockford, IL

#19 Jul 16, 2009
Thanks to Tony and Tina's for your many years if entetaining(???) Eventually it had to come to an end. Honestly i have been surprised that people continue to come. Apparently they have slowed down. Looking forwrd to see what else can be done and will be done in that space.

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 16, 2009
The Tomaska brothers are the biggest hacks in the business. Legends in their own minds. Cheap, self-important, loud, abusive. Good riddance to this "production".

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 16, 2009
Sick of this crap wrote:
I blame Obamanomics and the rise in socialism.
Another sore loser hear from.

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2009
I had the opportunity to see this three times. It is what it interactive comedy. I had a good time at all of the shows because I didn't take it seriously. I hope they are able to bring Tony & Tina's Wedding back.


#23 Jul 16, 2009
Thanks for the news article on it. My wife and I would like to see it.

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