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ABOUT THE SHOW

Growing up in Newark, New Jersey is tough. Growing up as a scrawny, horny, near-sighted Italian teenager in Newark is even tougher.​

Chicks don’t dig it.

What does a boy do when his heart and hormones cry out for a tour guide on the rocky road to romance?

Only one man can help. A man who’s more than a man. More than a legend. A man who’s conveniently from New Jersey (Exit 149).

Frank Sinatra.

When the ghost of Ol’ Blue Eyes barrels into his life and shares his ring-a-ding-Rat Pack rules of seduction, John goes on a hilarious, awkward, and sometimes raunchy journey of self-discovery, finally getting the girl on his own terms.​

A one-man comedy-musical filled with classic Sinatra tunes, “Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life” celebrates teenage innocence, adult angst and the real meaning of romance.

And chicks dig that, baby.

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RAVES

WINNER of the LA COMEDY FESTIVAL for
BEST COMEDY WRITING

WINNER of the LA WEEKLY AWARD for
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

“A great performance by a great performer.”PAUL MAZURSKY, Academy Award Winning Director/Writer


“Ciccolini is a consummate actor and singer, portraying a bevy of colorful characters…”
“This one-person show balances the hilarious and the sweet with aplomb.”LA WEEKLY


Frank Sinatra Screwed up My Life is a rare delight in a sea of one-man performances – a comedic, musical and honest coming-of-age tale for anyone and everyone who’s had to navigate the daunting waters of puberty, dating, marriage, romance, relationships and adulthood. In between shots of Jack, Ol’ Blue Eyes would tell you so himself."THEATRE GOLD​


“Ciccolini’s script is a barrage of belly laughs, half the laughs coming from Ciccolini’s expert comic timing and sharp delivery as he takes command of the stage”
“He will immediately steal his audience’s heart.”
BACKSTAGE WEST​


“John Ciccolini will touch your funny bone with his wacky stories of learning how to handle a woman and touch your heart with the mesmerizing beauty of his voice. This is a very funny show, but it also has some terrific singing in it, which means you get comedy and song for the price of a single cover.”Elliot Zwiebach, CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE


“Ciccolini’s singing voice is easy to listen to. Combine that with his phrasing ability and you have an entertaining evening of song in and of itself.”Les Traub, CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE

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JOHN

While John Ciccolini was growing up in Newark, NJ, the recordings of Sinatra were constantly being played by his mother.  He fell in love with the music of Frank and the Great American Songbook.  He would dream of being onstage with just a microphone and some amazing musicians, telling stories and singing songs.

He headed out west to sunny California in the 80s and soon found himself appearing on television in shows like N.Y.P.D. Blue, Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris, Becker, Dexter, Justified, Scandal, Fresh Off The Boat and many others.  He starred as Sonny Bono in the musical "And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story", and "The Catskill Sonata" directed by Paul Mazursky.

As fun as acting on television is, he yearned to make his childhood dream of music and storytelling come true.  Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My Life was born.

John wrote the play with his brother Michael Ciccolini, author of "The Pasta Family" series of children's books, which are available at thepastafamily.com.

John Ciccolini
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CALENDAR

Buy Tickets to Frank Sinatra Screwed Up My LIfe

JULY 11, 2019
7:30PM

THE MUCKENTHALLER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

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BOOKINGS

FRANK SINATRA SCREWED UP MY LIFE is perfect for any size theater – the show is available with a trio, quartet or 12 piece swing band.  To book the show for your event please contact Susan Sherman with Ambassador Talent at (312) 614-3491 or email ambassador-talent@att.net. You can also fill out the contact form below.

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