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'The Italian in Me' Reviews

“The Italian in Me” is a wonderfully written play about an extraordinary life.  Dina guides us through these comical, pivotal moments with the grace and the gusto of her truly incredible talent. “The Italian in Me” by Dina Morrone has to be one of my absolute favorites!"
- NoHoArts Magazine 
“While she undoubtedly is a great actress, excellent singer, and entertainer, the greatest asset is the ability to tell a story”
~ Jose Ruiz, (Pick of the Week)​​​

“Dina Morrone superbly performed her funny, sad and compelling one woman show to a full house”
~ Bianca Rossini

Italian Film Institute

“…She is beautiful and sexy and sown-to-earth, a real charmer…”
~ Dave DePino, Backstage-West


“Morrone is attractive, convincing and cativating as each character and has a real feel for dialog and comady as anyone with an Italian background will attest.”
~ Sherry Dodd, Beverly Hills Courier

“Dina’s characterizations are superb. It is difficult to believe, by her Italian speech and accent, that she is not a true native of Italy!…Dina performs it [The Italian in Me] with vim and vigor.”
~ Carol Kaufman Segal, Entertainment Today

“Morrone is a skillful, attractive comedian…”
~ Neal Weaver, LA Weekly

“She [Dina] is by far the best single performer on my stage since Nia Vardalos opened ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding here….” ~ Tolucan Times

“Not usually a big fan of solo plays, I loved every spirited, involving entertaining moment of this one! Loveable loony and very talented, Morrone vividly brought each character to life with distinct, multiple transitions,…A refreshing natural performer.”

~ Tolucan Times

“Ms. Marrone’s portrayal of her meeting with the “Maestro” Federico Fellini and her riveting conversation with the director engage the audience and give new insight into the often misrepresented legend.”
~ Shirley Prince, MetroLA – Recommended

“…high-energy comedy about one woman’s lesson in sex, cinema, and saints while in Italy…”
~ L’Italo Americano

“Actress Dina Morrone is wowing audiences at the Globe Playhouse in WeHo in her one-woman show THE ITALIAN IN ME.”
~ Shirley Prince, MetroLA

“…the Italian Canadian actress and playwright had the entire audience enthralled and laughing with gusto as she narrated her adventures in Italy openly, unhesitantly and convincingly enough to earn the plaudits and the kudos addressed to her later on.”    

~ L’Italo Americano

“Make room for actress/writer Dina Morrone, whose versatility and sense of humor were soundly applauded in her one-wpmamn show…”
~ Luigi Smaldino, Review Plays – Pick of the Year

“Everything about the piece was a joy kind of like slipping out a favorite shirt into the next popular shirt.”
~ Michael Montroy, LA Splash Magazine

“As with the best storytelling, Morrone pays sharp attention to detail, whether describing the beheading of a chicken or her experiences at the hands and worse of Italian men young and old.”
~ Mark Share, Eye Spy LA


“It was thought provoking, interesting, funny and sad all at once, and not to mention entertaining in many ways, including watching Dina change characters, or even, modestly change costumes, right in front of us, or behind a screen, thus activating the imagination even more.”      ~ Italian Cultural Institute, Lingua Viva – BLOG

“Thanks to the play, her comedic talents are finally being recognized. She’s received a series of rave reviews, including a comparison to My Big Fat Greek Wedding by fellow Canadian thespian Nia Vardalos.”
~ John Hanan, Tandem online magazine

“Dina Morrone’s “The Italian in Me,” was a hoot.”
~ Lynne Bronstein, Mirror

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