In Italian Bred – The Theatrical Comedy, actress / singer / storyteller Candice Guardino effortlessly slips into multiple family characters as she recalls her childhood. The show, which has received rave reviews everywhere it has been performed, will have its first performances in Florida at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on February 24 and at the Delray Beach Playhouse on February 25 and 26.

Based on real events, told through the eyes of a little Italian girl growing up on Staten Island – from learning how to make meatballs to learning to drive – Guardino shares heartfelt and hilarious memories of her childhood with humor and skill. And from her down-to-earth dad to her outspoken, chain-smoker grandmother, she masquerades as every member of her sitcom-worthy family, while also sharing the stage with virtual appearances from the winner. ‘an Emmy Award winner Steve Schirripa (“Blue Bloods”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the City”), Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”) and Vic DiBitetto (“Mall Cop 2”).

Candice Guardino was born in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood, raised on Staten Island, and now divides her time between Los Angeles and New York. She made a name for herself on the New York theater scene with her shockingly revealing one-woman show, “SOS,” which took place at Stage 72 and The Laurie Beechman. Candice has also written several sitcoms, plays, screenplays and short films. She studied with UCB, Second City, The Pit Improv and holds a BA in Theater.

Italian Bred will be at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on Thursday February 24 and at the Delray Beach Playhouse on Friday February 25 and Saturday February 26. Tickets for these performances range from $ 32.50 to $ 40 and can be purchased online at and