Saturday, May 7, 2022

Emmy Winner Sonia Blangiardo Goins and Brandon Goins to Premiere the Production of Kentucky Fried Calamari at Avenel Theater May 20th-22, 2022


Coming to the Avenel Theater in Avenel, NJ for a limited run is the premiere of  Kentucky Fried Calamari, a comedy written by Daytime Emmy-award winner Sonia Blangiardo Goins and Brandon Goins.

Here's the premise: A hilarious culture clash occurs when a Kentucky boy has to go to NYC
 to ask his girlfriend’s very Italian parents for their blessing to marry her; all while they meet his over-the-top redneck family for the very first time….something neither family is remotely ready for! Throw in an exhibitionist granny, two dimwitted siblings and a priest uncle with more than a few secrets he’s hiding and you have one hilarious yet heartwarming recipe for Kentucky Fried Calamari.

Created by 3x Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer Sonia Blangiardo-Goins, and husband, 2x Emmy nominee Brandon Goins, Kentucky Fried Calamari is heartwarming family comedy loosely based on the couple’s real life families and experiences.

The cast of Kentucky Fried Calamari includes Brandon Goins (BJ McCoy), Liz Brinn (Gabriella Fanelli), Laurie Kirk (Lizzie McCoy), Anthony Avitabile (Carlo Fanelli), Meagan Robar (Stella Fanelli), Shane Whitehead (Boone McCoy), Chad Kessler (Fr. Anthony Fanelli), Gabi Gimson (Brandi McCoy/Nonna), Clint Hromsco (Joey Fanelli/Quinn), and Sonia Blangiardo (Director).
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Sonia Blangiardo Goins is a Daytime Emmy Winner for Direction of the daytime drama Days of Our Lives. She has directed numerous daytime dramas, produced the online series Tainted Dreams and has several writing credits. She is also directing Kentucky Fried Calamari.

Showtimes are are Friday. May 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm,  Saturday. May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sun. May 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm Ticket Price $49.50 

The Avenel Performing Arts Center is located at 150 Avenel Street Avenel, NJ 07001. 732-314-0500. At the Avenel Performing Arts Center, the health and well-being of patrons, artists, and staff is our top priority.  APAC has taken the necessary precautions in the cleaning and sanitation procedures of our venue.  As you know, this situation changes daily, and we are doing our part to keep up to date as protocols and procedures are adjusted to keep our community safe and healthy.  We thank you for understanding