MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL is coming to the Avenel Performing Arts Center next month

The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multidisciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents My Big Gay Italian Funeral from October 7 to 17, 2021.

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”. Like the wedding, the funeral was also published and authorized by Samuel French and performed in several cities around the world. The funeral was held for more than two years on Off-Broadway at New York’s St. Luke’s Theater in front of a mostly sold-out audience.

Created by three-time Emmy Award winner and APAC’s own Executive and Artistic Director Anthony J. Wilkinson, My Big Gay Italian Funeral picks up where “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” left off, with the funeral of Anthony’s father, Joe. Anthony reunites with his gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, who he hasn’t spoken to for over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite on the APAC stage.

The cast of My Big Gay Italian Funeral includes Anthony J. Wilkinson (Antoine), Brandon Goins (Peter), Laurie Kirk (Angela), Alexa Harris (Ondine), Debra Toscano (Aunt ToniAnn), Tricia Gozzi (Lucia), Marissa Paoella (Maria), Geri Rosetti (Aunt Donna), Marta (Vidalia), Anthony Pampalone (Ezio / Lou), Nick Barbati (Howie), Anida Tension (Maurizio / Diamondelle) , Taso Mikroulis (Dominick), and Sonia blangiardo (Director).

Times of my great gay italian funeral show
October 7, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 8, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 9, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 10, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.
October 13, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.
October 14, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 15, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 16, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
October 17, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $ 49.50
Box office: (732) 314-0500
The Avenel Performing Art Center is located at 150 Avenel Street in Avenel, New Jersey (located in the Township of Woodbridge). To purchase tickets, visit or contact the box office at (732) 314-0500.

At the Avenel Performing Arts Center, the health and well-being of patrons, artists and staff is our top priority. APAC has taken the necessary precautions in the cleaning and sanitation procedures at our site. As you know, this situation changes daily, and we are doing our part to keep abreast as protocols and procedures are adjusted to ensure the safety and health of our community. We thank you for your understanding.

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