By Jody Tuso-Key, Managing Editor — March 25, 2019
Aurora Theater has it pay dirt with the world premiere of Men With Money, and we caught up with one of their leading men and Georgia’s own Marcello Audino to ask him a little bit about the show.
Tell us a little about Men With Money: It’s an Old Fashioned Brand New Musical! Men With Money is a hilarious heartwarming beast of a show set in a fantasy land version of 1952. The world is colorful and our cast is colorful! The story follows three roommates as they find themselves without money for rent which is due to their evil landlady. The roommates come up with a crazy scheme to marry wealthy spouses and go from rags to riches, and two of the three leading men are looking for husbands!
What is your character, and how do you relate to him in terms of your own life? I play Max one of the three roommates. Max is the lovable klutz as well as a struggling actor. I relate to Max so much because I have definitely spilled some drinks and taken a few tumbles in my day!
What’s it like working with this cast on a brand new show? This cast is amazing! Aurora does a fantastic job of getting the right people in the room. This show being a world premiere adds challenges and lots of changes to get the show right. My cast mates handled all the changes and slight tweaks with grace and I learned so much from all of them! I wan’t to give a huge shout out to the ensemble because they are the heartbeat of this show.
Where did you get your theater training? I received my theatre training with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and Brenau University.
What advice would you give aspiring young artists? Keep your nose to the grind. Always Be yourself. Give back.
Men with Money has extended its run until April 14th. This is a Key-noteworthy muse-see show!!