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Violet’s Mob musical set for Trinity Rep

February 28, 2011

The Family, the Rhode Island Mob musical conceived by former attorney general Arlene Violet, is set to hit the stage at Trinity Repertory Company from June 2 to July 1. Tickets go on sale March 19, and casting for the production was announced today.

Based on real life mob guys and events, the Godfather wants his reluctant son to take over THE FAMILY. When his son refuses, the mob boss loses his grip on his empire. Mayhem ensues.  The musical is set in Rhode Island but Violet says, “The names have been changed to protect the guilty!”

Cast members Tom Gleadow (Don Marco), Mark Colozzi (Barros), Colin Earyes (Renaldo), Naysh Fox (Pietro), and Jeanine Belcastro-Went (Claire Barros) have signed on to appear in this premiere engagement.  Supporting cast members of The Family include Jason Cabral of Providence, Mike DiMascolo of Providence, Hayley Gasbarro of Barrington, Wensday Greenbaum of Providence, Kim Kalunian of Warwick, Joe Nicastro of Warwick, Tobias Petrone of Pawtucket, Haley Pine of Barrington, Amanda Ruggiero of Smithfield, Marissa Silva of Woonsocket, Jim Sloan of Wakefield, and Talia Triangolo of Providence.

 “The Family has been blessed with an abundance of local talent,” says playwright Arlene Violet. “It was our goal to hire as many local actors who are triple threats – great actors, dancers, and singers. And we found them right here in Rhode Island! I’m thrilled to have them join The Family!”

(Disclosure: Arlene is my frequent co-panelist on WPRI/WNAC-TV’s Newsmakers. WPRI is a co-sponsor of the production.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John G permalink
    June 19, 2011 4:36 am

    what real life events and mob guys is she talking about?? The whole production wound up being about the pressures of two young men dealing with their gay relationship! You have got to be kidding me. Mob??? Please. Beyond disappointing.

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