The Colony Theatre Presents The Anthony Street Production of ‘Italian Bred’

The Colony Theatre Presents The Anthony Street Production of ‘Italian Bred’

‘Italian Bred’ is Written By and Starring Candice Guardino.

Limited Engagement opens Friday, March 17 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the Anthony Street production of ‘Italian Bred,’ written by and starring Candice Guardino. ‘Italian Bred’ will open 8 p.m. Friday, March 17 and runs through Sunday, March 26.

Based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl, ‘Italian Bred’ is a fresh and hilariously heartwarming comedy about growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice slips in and out of multiple characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the City”), Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”), and Vic DiBitetto (“Mall Cop 2”).

Colony Artistic Director Barbara Beckley states, “We are very excited to be getting back into production through our partnership with Anthony Street Productions for this co-production of ‘Italian Bred.’ It’s a delightful show, and perfect for dipping our toes back in the water.”

‘Italian Bred’ comes to the West Coast after a successful off-Broadway run, where it received rave reviews and played to sold-out crowds. Before moving to The Colony, it was presented at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, where there was standing room only at every performance.

Broadway World: “Much like the nostalgic scent of Sunday dinner, ‘Italian Bred’ will remind audiences of their own unique upbringing and unforgettably humorous childhood memories.”

Sirius Radio: “Guardino is charming, funny, and witty, plus she has a voice that can make angels sing.” Times Square Chronicle: “Once in a while there is that special someone that stands out from the rest.”

About Candice Guardino

Candice Guardino was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, was raised on Staten Island, and now lives in LA and NYC. Her family lives in New Jersey, but according to her mother, they live in the country. Candice exploded on to the New York theatre scene with her outrageously revealing one-woman show, "S.O.S." which ran at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) and The Laurie Beechman. Candice has written several sitcoms, stage plays, screenplays and shorts. She performs with comedy groups like Uprights Citizens Brigade, The Pit, Cult Comedy, and Second City Showcases in LA & NY. She is also a recent alumna of the CBS Diversity Showcase. Her favorite credits include the New York Musical Theatre

Festival, “That Other Woman's Child,” and the Off Broadway Premiere of “Worlds Away.” Her TV credits include “The Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” “Max Bickford,” and “Law & Order.” Candice has a BA in Musical Theatre from Wagner College. She is a proud AEA and AFTRA-SAG Member.

About Schedule and Pricing

‘Italian Bred’ will open 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, continue through Sunday, March 26. Performances for ‘Italian Bred’ are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices range from $25-$45 (group discounts are available). The Colony Theatre is located at 555 North Third Street (at Cypress), adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. For tickets, visit or call (866) 811-4111.