Thursday, March 31 marks the World Premiere of Diego & Drew Say I Do at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new interactive wedding comedy with dinner and dancing marks the finale of this season’s Abdo New River Room series at the Broward Center.
What’s more fantabulous than a gay wedding!?!
Diego Torres and Andrew Boudreaux III invite you to join them on their special day as they head down the aisle with pride, during a wedding celebration you’ll never forget in Diego & Drew Say I Do.
Two eccentric, yet lovable families, an uptight wedding planner, an ex-boy band crooner, and a diva in drag create the perfect storm of hilarity in this over-the-top, interactive matrimonial experience that is equal parts Fun, Fierce, and Fabulous! From the moment the doors open, YOU – the wedding guests, have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony, trade zingers with Big Daddy, and dance the night away with members of the family.
Don’t forget to bring your appetite! The festivities are complete with a Southern/Puerto Rican feast including Arroz Con Pollo, Shrimp & Grits, Succotash, Wedding Cake, and a Champagne Toast!
Matthew’s Jewelers custom designed the wedding bands for the show. You can watch Diego & Drew select their wedding bands.
Diego & Drew Say I Do will run for two weeks, Thursday, March 31–Sunday, April 10 with show times on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 general admission and include buffet dinner, cake, and champagne toast. VIP tickets, $105, are available for select performances and include reserved seating, cast meet & greet, and a signed show poster. A full cash bar is also available.
The creative team includes Matt May and Jennifer Sierra-Grobbelaar (Co-Creators & Producers), Carbonell Award and Silver Palm Award-winner John Manzelli (Director) and Maciej Osada-Sobczynski (Original Compositions, Musical Arrangements, & Recordings). Jamie Copper is the Lighting Designer. Carey Hart serves as Stage Manager with India Davison as Wardrobe Supervisor.
“It’s thrilling for Matt May and I to be able to finally share with audiences a project that we’ve been working on for over a year. We are grateful to everyone who has made this show possible including Jill Kratish at the Broward Center for giving us this opportunity and to John Manzelli for taking our original script to new heights with his masterful direction of our stellar cast,” said the shows co-creator and producer, Jennifer Sierra-Grobbelaar.
Under the direction of Carbonell and Silver Palm Award-winner John Manzelli, the production features a 15-member ensemble comprised of South Florida’s best and brightest talent and as well as a special performance by members of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, during each show. As a thank you for the support generated from the LGBTQ community, funds raised during the grooms’ dollar dance during each performance will directly benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and The Pride Center organizations.
Diego & Drew Say I Do features Benny Antipuna and Eric O’Keefe in the title roles of Diego and Drew, respectively. The full ensemble includes Cesar Arguelles, Jeffrey Bruce, Merry Jo Cortada, Vanessa Elise, Mark Kroczynski, Madelin Marchant, Meagan Nagy, Dominic Smith, Cannon Starnes, Danielle Tabino, Mike Westrich, Kent Wilson-Chambers, and Steven Wilson-Chambers. With members appearing at each performance, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC).
Diego & Drew Say I Do will run for two weeks, Thursday, March 31–Sunday, April 10 with show times on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 general admission and include buffet dinner, cake, and champagne toast. $105 VIP tickets are available for select performances and include reserved seating, cast meet & greet, and a signed show poster. A full cash bar is also available.
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