Written & Directed by Antonio Grosso
Performed by Marco Simeoli
Set Design by Alessandro Chiti
Costume Design by Marco Maria Della Vecchia
Running Time 60’
Through words and music, Marco Simeoli brings to the stage the many stories of his grandfather, founder of the most influential music store in Naples, MUSICA SIMEOLI. Memories of the Belle Époque, the Second World War, the economic boom of the Sixties and the great illusion of the Eighties come alive together with the many famous clients of Musica Simeoli, such as Totò, Roberto Murolo, Renato Carosone, Riccardo Muti, Pino Daniele and Massimo Troisi.
Antonio Grosso is an author, actor and theater director whose artistic life originated in Rome. Among his theatrical hits are “Minchia Signor Tenente”, based on Giorgio Faletti’s song, which had over 400 performances for over 50,000 spectators in ten years. He wrote and performed over 10 shows and wrote the theatrical adaptation of the film “The Usual Suspects”, which will be performed on stage for the first time ever. On the big screen, he worked with directors such as Ferzan Ozpetek, Ivano De Matteo, Massimiliano Bruno. On TV, he co-starred on many successful Italian shows.
Marco Simeoli is an actor, director and author, with a degree from the Laboratorio di Roma of M.stro Proietti. He also trained with Orazio Costa, Antonio Fava, Penny Fuller. Directing credits: “Tomorrow morning”, “Italian Musical Award”, “When music tells”, “Francesco de Paula the Opera”, “Italian musical Oscar”, “I love you, you’re perfect, now change”, “The Majorana case show”, “Sweeney Todd”. TV: “Rai Uno Battle horses”, “Try it again prof 7” and “Don Matteo 8”. Cinema: “Ex” by Brizzi and “A summer at sea” by Vanzina. In 2006, Dino Audino Editore published his book “Mettere in scena uno spettacolo”. He currently plays the mayor in “Aggiungi un posto a tavola,” the famous Italian musical comedy by Garinei e Giovannini.