The SOS show, "SOS, A Journey Out of the Forgotten Borough... Staten Island..." is returning to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, October 15th at 7 p.m. Candice Guardin impersonates more than 15 characters, including her family, as she takes you through what "growing up Ginni" was really like, all while singing with a full band. Recently Guardin headed to the streets of NYC to ask people to impersonate their family members. You won't believe what they say. Watch the video below!
The SOS creative team features director Benjamin Shaw, musical director David Dabbon and production consultant and dramaturg Kimberly Vaughn.
Candice Guardin (Creator, Writer, Actress) was born in Brooklyn NY, grew up in Staten Island, & now resides in Hell’s Kitchen. Her parents live in the country, which is what her mother calls NJ. Candice grew up singing, dancing & giving weekly performances of original musicals for her family in their living room with her little sister, Kelli. From listening to her Grandma's metaphors & life stories, to impersonating her family members & getting punished for being “Not Nice,” Candice has gained a ton of material & prepared her for her performance in SOS better than any training she has ever had. Some of her favorite credits include: Uprights Citizens Brigade Showcase, LA & NY; New York Musical Theatre Festival: That Other Womans Child (Knob); The NYC Premiere of Worlds Away; New Musical (Juna); Gypsy (Agnes) at Westchester Broadway Theatre; Blues Clues (National Tour) atMadison Square Garden; West Side Story (Anita); Bye Bye Birdie (Rosie) & Antigone (Ismene). TV: Guiding Light; All My Children; Law & Order; & Max Bickford. Candice has a BA in Musical Theatre from Wagner College & is a proud Equity & AFTRA Member. Candice is the great niece of famed 50’s/ 60’s actorHarry Guardino, who was Tony-nominated for his role in One More River. He co-starred oppositeCary Grant&Sophia Lorenin Houseboat & appeared inClint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry. Candice is a proud AEA, SAG-AFTRA member, a Core Fusion Teacher at Exhale Spa, a Pilates Instructor & a terrible baker, but dreams of owning her own bakery some day. Candice dedicates SOS to her late grandma: Fran Guardin.
For more about the show, visit www.candiceguardin.com.