Monday, February 3, 2014

Jersey Shore Gets a 19th Century Makeover, Starring FROZEN's Santino Fontana

Santino Fontana Playbill headshot
Last week, Santino Fontana laid down his crown for the last time as he concluded his stint as Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination at the 2013 Tony Awards. Actually this guy seems to be forever type cast as a handsome prince, because he also voiced Prince Hans in Disney's recent hit Frozen.

But before his identity as the ultimate prince was discovered, he played Algie in the Importance of Being Earnest Broadway revival in 2011. That was all good and well, but a real gem came from their trying to promote the Oscar Wilde classic (which ran less than six months). One of the ways they promoted the show was that Playbill did a special short video series in which Fontana and fellow star, David Furr, delivered lines from the absurd reality TV show, Jersey Shore, except they did so in the style of Oscar Wilde. And in full costume.

In this hilarious series of five short parts, Fontana and Furr somehow manage to deliver every line completely seriously and deadpan. The best way to start a Monday is through funny videos, and these clips are a great Monday pick-me-up (especially if you happen to be a Broncos fan).






Up next, Santino Fontana will star as Broadway writer Moss Hart in Act One, which will open on Broadway in April. It should be noted that he will neither be singing and dancing nor appearing in a cravat. Shame.

Sally Henry www.BroadwayWorld.com/author/Sally-Henry // Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwayginger // Facebook: www.facebook.com/singularsensationbway

Read More:
The Importance of Being Earnest (Broadway 2011)
R&H's Cinderella 2013
Santino Fontana on Broadway

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