Following a sold out performance in July, twin brothers and Delaware natives Robbie and Paul Rescigno return to The Milton Theater, 110 Union St., Milton, DE, to perform their brand new holiday show, There’s Rescigno Place Like Home for the Holidays, for one night only on Sunday, December 11 at 7pm.
Donning sweater vests and each armed with a razor-sharp wit, Paul and Robbie Rescigno are like Cain and Abel, but with more singing and less fratricide. In There’s Rescigno Place Like Home for the Holidays, Robbie and Paul continue their tradition of celebrating the season with a new comedy show complete with new songs written this year by Mike Hadge, Adam Podd & Paul Rescigno, Nate Weida, and Wes Zurick.
Robbie and Paul Rescigno both graduated from Milford Senior High School in 2002 and attended Syracuse University where they each received degrees in acting. Now they are living and working in New York City while performing their own cabaret theatre. During their freshman year of college the twins were encouraged by Jerry Thompson, former Band Director at the Milford High School, to begin their own show. It was that suggestion that inspired Robbie and Paul to continually develop a show during their tenure in college. They kept notes and drafts as they waited for their chance to bring it to life.
The Rescignos had its first performance in 2006 at Syracuse University. Since then, Paul and Robbie have been developing shows, and in the past three years they have performed regularly to sold-out crowds in New York City’s cabaret rooms, winning both the 2011 Nightlife Award and the 2011 Bistro Award.
Joining the Rescigno boys in Delaware are actors John Anderson, Peter Dagger, Mary Falkenstern, Caitlin Thurnauer, Jason Shelton, Rebecca Weiner, with music direction by Adam Podd. The performance will include a special appearance by Robbie and Paul’s sister, and fellow Delawarean, Tricia Rescigno.
“We’ve been doing a new holiday show every year for the past eight years, but now we are literally bringing it home for the holidays,” said Robbie. Paul added, “It’s like that old song. The one about coming home for the holidays. Which I guess is all of them. So all of those old songs.”