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Occurs on Saturday March 30 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× TDAC's Performing Arts Trail Series presents

Arts Club Theatre's performance of

Made In Italy

Saturday March 30, 2024 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Tickets - $40 Adult. Performing Arts Trail Series Pass - 6 shows for $164.00

Tickets 30 years and under -$20

NEW - Purchase a 2023-24 Patron Membership $25 and get a 20% discount on all 2023-24 shows presented by Trail & District Arts Council. More details to come!

The Trail & District Arts Council presents a celebration of family, food, and music in Arts Club Theatre’s hilariously heartwarming musical Made in Italy at The Bailey Theatre on March 30 at 7:30 pm.

Meet Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta. Tired of living up to his traditional Italian-immigrant father’s expectations and the constant bullying from his Canadian peers, he takes inspiration from icons Rocky Balboa and John Travolta, and reinvents himself as Frank Martin: crooner and ladies’ man.

Weaving the electrifying music of the 1970s with classic Italian tunes, this five-time Jessie Award-nominated show is equal parts comedy, music, and heart as father and son find themselves despite their differences. A one-man show that is as buoyant and bubbly as a glass of prosecco, Made in Italy is so delightful you won’t soon fuhgeddaboudit.

Mature theme and strong language.

First Act - 70 minutes followed by 20 minute intermission. Second - Act 40 minutes. Total run time 2 hours 10 minutes.

“…the show is consistently funny…more physical routines than the Cirque du Soleil” —Vancouver Sun

“A coming-of-age musical that offers myriad laughs” —Surrey Now-Leader

“Full of big laughs and funny storytelling” —Stir

Made in Italy, By Farren Timoteo. An Arts Club Theatre Production based on The Western Canada Theatre production.

Arts Club is one of the largest not-for-profit theatre companies in the country. Comprising three venues across Vancouver, the Arts Club welcomes more than a quarter million guests annually, tours provincially and nationally. Above all, the Arts Club is dedicated to the advancement of local artists telling stories from around the globe and, in particular, those of our region. The Arts Club was founded in 1964 and is currently led by Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran and Executive Director Peter Cathie White.

Reserved Seating. All tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Licensed Event.

This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Best Western Columbia River, Pharmasave Trail, Teck Trail Operations, Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd and Tourism South Kootenay and our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Arts Club Theatre’s Made in Italy on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm. A one-man, hilariously heartwarming show that celebrates family and food by weaving the electrifying music of the 1970s with classic Italian tunes. A second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta, reinvents himself as a crooner and ladies’ man. Equal parts comedy, music, and heart. Tickets $40.

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