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The musical celebrating the Italian immigrant’s journey to Canada

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“La Dolce Vita en Exil, Io Parto Per L’America” is a musical celebrating the Italian immigrant’s journey to Canada.

Maria Giannina Valicetta is an Italian woman who dreams of adventure. In 1956, she leaves her homeland, Sorrento, Italy, in hopes of finding a better life in Canada.
Throughout the musical, we witness Maria Giannina’s departure, life on the ship, and the transition to her new life in Canada. 

Told through popular Italian and Neapolitan songs, and interactions with key characters she meets, this is a celebration of immigrants, women, and the timeless and universal story of tradition, hope, love and nostalgia.

Written, Directed, Performed
by Tina Mancini

Co-Directed with Jonathan Perez

Featuring: Anthony Gervasi, Alix Noël-Guéry, Felicia Mezzanotte, Mr. Smythe 



Theatre De La Carreterie (Avignon Festival Off, July 2017)

La Cache (Montreal, December 2018)

Italian Week (Montreal, August, 2019)

Casa D'Italia (Montreal, January, 2020)

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press kit,
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