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Cooking with the Calamari Sisters

December 28, 2023 - January 1, 2024


“Cooking with the Calamari Sisters” makes its Phoenix debut during a limited engagement at Herberger Theater Center from Dec. 28 to Jan. 28. Two over-the-top, larger-than-life Italian sisters from Brooklyn take audiences on a tour-de-force of show tunes, dancing, saucy humor, and of course cooking as they star in their very own fictional cable television show, “Mangia Italiano.”

A live performance unlike any other, “Cooking with the Calamari Sisters” features a hefty serving of song and dance, failed dishes and sibling rivalry as show hosts, Delphine and Carmela Calamari try to make it through their final broadcast in one piece. Botched Italian cooking, food fights, off-color jokes, and ad lib banter with audience members are just a few of the ingredients that keep the laughter going until curtain call. The sisters also sing and dance their way through outrageous musical numbers to such beloved Italian favorites as “Volare,” “Come on a My House,” “Botcha Me,” “Que Sera Sera,” “That’s Amore,” and of course, “Mambo Italiano!”

Presented by Playhouse Productions, the show has been engaging audiences throughout the U.S. since 2009, and it has been hailed by critics as “wicked naughty humor” and “laugh out loud funny.” While Phoenicians got a taste of the Calamari Sisters hilarity in 2018 with “The Calamari Sisters’ Clam Bake,” this is the Valley of the Sun debut for “Cooking with the Calamari Sisters.” The production was created by Jay Falzone, Daniel Lavender and Stephen Smith.

“Cooking with the Calamari Sisters” is presented from December 28 to January 28. Performances are on Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is also an evening performance on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $45 to $75.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.herbergertheater.org.


December 28, 2023
January 1
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Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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