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, The Rescignos: Holiday Twinn, for one night only on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm.
In The Rescignos: Holiday Twinn, 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. “Paul and I had such a terrific time bringing our holiday show down from New York last year, and we’re so excited to come home again,” Robbie said. The Rescignos performed at the Milton Theater in June and December of 2016. Paul added, “And it’s a brand new show. New songs, new jokes, new title. And please note the extra N in the title. I’m very proud of that pun.”
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 Nightlife Award and the Bistro Award.
Joining the Rescigno boys are actors John Anderson, Aimée Cucchiaro, Peter Dagger, Caitlin Thurnauer, Jason Shelton, Rebecca Weiner, with music direction by Matt Podd. The show is choregraphed by Rebecca Weiner, and will include a special appearance by Robbie and Paul’s sister, and fellow Delawarean, Tricia Rescigno.
“Being in front of a hometown crowd is unlike anything else…for one thing, they recognize the people in any stories we tell about growing up,” Robbie said, with Paul jumping in, “We got a big laugh last year name dropping one of our elementary school teachers. We hadn’t even told a joke yet. So, this year the show is just Robbie and me standing there reading names from the Milford phone book. I kid. But we thought about it.”
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