David Cecsarini as Enrico Caruso
Christopher Tramantana as Mario Fantini


"... Tramantana gives Mario texture and depth, making CARUSO a true two-person play..."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"... a charming and tender look at one man’s passionate embrace of his music ..."
- Milwaukee Magazine

"... Cecsarini is so realistic that it wouldn't be surprising to see him break out in an operatic rendition of 'Vesti la Giubba."

"... Next Act Theatre has a knack for embracing plays that are as intimate as the theater itself..."
- Planet Kelsey

"At its heart, BRAVO, CARUSO! is about the two men and their relationship."
- Shepherd Express

"... Cecsarini delivers. This is certainly a role that suits him and it is obvious he enjoys playing it."
- TimeOut


Sheldon & Marianne Lubar

Bravo, Caruso!

by William Luce

November 12 - December 6, 2015
Directed by Edward Morgan

Christmas Eve, 1920 - World renowned tenor Enrico Caruso entertains reporters in the dressing room during his pre-performance ritual at the Met. With his faithful valet Mario Fantini chiming in, Caruso regales the press hounds with intimate stories of his life and times, as well as a healthy dose of operatic gossip. History tells us this was the great tenor’s last performance, and as Caruso valiantly subdues exhaustion and doubt for the chance to sing gloriously one more time, we are given an unforgettable glimpse into the heart and soul of an operatic world champion. Spend a little time with a Legend.