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John Paul Pirrone

John Pirrone is ecstatic to be joining Totally Buffalo’s team as their Arts and Entertainment contributor. John is no stranger to Western New York’s night life as he is most recognized for playing in one of WNY’s longest running shows–Tony n Tina’s Wedding. For the past 17 Years, John has played the role of the Brides brother, Joey Vitale. With over 600 performances in the same role, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding remains his favorite role to date. John has appeared in close to 100 shows across Buffalo, Rochester and Long Island. He is also the Producer and Co-owner of Red Carpet Theater Productions. When John is not performing, his day-time position is as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for the Catholic Health System. There, he takes care of critically ill adult and neonatal patients who are in need of life support and various Respiratory Care in the acute care setting. Over the past few years, John has become an ordained Wedding Officiant performing weddings for couples throughout the United States. John is ordained in all fifty states and custom creates a unique ceremony that the couple will cherish for a lifetime. As part of John’s Arts and Entertainment segment, he will not only bring you information and reviews on local theater, he will also focus on Western New York’s array of diverse restaurants and eateries. He will encapsulate the dining experience and relay that experience to readers.

Theater Review: Phantom Of The Opera at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

On Friday, Buffalo welcomed Cameron Mackintosh’s awe-inspiring new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s–The Phantom of the Opera to the Shea’s Buffalo stage as it entertained a few thousand theater-goers. Shea’s Buffalo is the perfect venue for watching this dark and thrilling piece that captivated this WNY audience. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running Broadway musical in […]

Orazio’s Restaurant Is Your Home Away From Home!

On Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to dine at Orazio’s Restaurant in Clarence, New York.  Orazio’s  is a small, quaint restaurant that has been a Western New York staple for over 20 years serving some of the best Italian, Sicilian, and American cuisine around town. As soon as I walked in, I felt comfortable […]

Gigi’s Cucina Povera Is One Of Kenmore’s Gems!

Restaurant Review: Gigi’s Cucina Povera is a friendly and comfortable neighborhood restaurant in Kenmore, N.Y. where you will be greeted with nothing but smiles from the staff. The environment seemed energetic and cheerful as many were enthralled by the live entertainment which they have every Wednesday and Saturday evening.