VIGNOLA (MO) – Saturday 8 is Sunday 9 February premieres at al Ermanno Fabbri Theater of Vignola samusa, the new show by Virginia Raffaele, actress and TV presenter, specializing in comic roles and imitations.
After the great success of the show Performance 2015 and particularly intense years that saw her star on TV in a show and a TV series of her own – Let’s do it was me is Like when it’s raining outside – in addition to conducting the 2019 Sanremo Festival together with Claudio Bisio and Claudio Baglioni, and dubbing Morticia in the cartoon The Addams Family, Virginia Raffaele returns to her first love, the theater, and does so with a completely new show entitled Samusa.
The story of the show feeds on the memories of Virginia and that fantasy world in which her real childhood, the funfair is set: from here, in her own way, Raffaele will know how to amuse and excite, amaze and perform, move and make you laugh out loud.
«I was born and raised in an amusement park – says Raffaele herself – I did my homework on the pirate ship, I dined loading the guns, I gave the first kiss behind the apple caterpillar. Then the park closed, the rides ran away and now they are everywhere: the attractions are me and it is you. All that we have become is as amazing as a roller coaster ride and confuses more than a walk among the deforming mirrors ».
Actress, imitator, TV and radio presenter, Virginia Raffaele graduated in 1999 from the European Theater Academy of the International Integrated Theater, studied classical and modern dance at the National Academy of Dance and Circus Arts.
Extremely talented imitator, among her most successful characters: Ornella Vanoni, Sabrina Ferilli, Carla Fracci, Donatella Versace, Belén Rodríguez and the criminologist Roberta Bruzzone.
In 2001 Virginia Raffaele gave life to the comic trio Two integers and a reduced. An intense theatrical path follows that leads her to recite in The Clouds of Aristophanes with the direction of Vincenzo Zingaro, The love of Don Perlimplino with Belisa in the garden of Federico García Lorca with the direction of Pino Ferrara, Plautus of Plautus with Carlo Croccolo, Double pair by and with Max Tortora and Iressa by Lorenzo Gioielli. His theatrical activity continues with Lillo & Greg in The Blues Brothers – The plagiarism, The hut of the ghosts, Far West Story and Trapped in comedy.
In parallel he approaches the television world with Bla Bla Bla, Lillo and Greg – The movie !, Those who play football, in the role of correspondent. In 2009 he joined the cast of Mai dire Grande Fratello where he successfully imitated the protagonists of Big Brother and known faces of the show. In addition to TV and theater radio: Virginia leads 610 – SEIUNOZERO on Radio 2 and Pelo and counter-hair on Radio Kiss Kiss. Also in 2009 he joined the cast of Victor Victoria on La7 and in 2010 he joined Luca Barbarossa in the running of the radio program Radio2 Social Club.
In the cinema she is in the cast of several films (by Giovanni Veronesi, Lillo and Greg, etc.) as an actress and also boasts some participation as a stunt woman as for example in the 2005 Criminal Novel.
Since September 2010, every Sunday is aired with Quelli che il calcio where it is called to stage various parodies that have become real cult.
Together with Francesco Pannofino, he conducts the May 1st concert on Rai 3. In 2013 it is the turn of the first edition of the MTV Awards with Ubaldo Pantani. In addition, it is chosen by Antonio Ricci to conduct some episodes of Striscia la Notizia, paired with Michelle Hunziker.
In February 2015 he was a guest of the Sanremo Festival, conducted by Carlo Conti. In the same year, and in the following one, he is a regular guest with his parodies of the evening of Amici di Maria de Filippi. At the same time he continued his theatrical activity with the one woman show Performance (2015-2016) in which he staged his imitations, enjoying an incredible success in all Italian theaters.
She returned to Sanremo in 2016 with Carlo Conti as co-host together with Gabriel Garko and Madalina Ghenea. In the same year he is in the cast of Stasera at Casa Mika on Rai2.
In 2017, the first television show conducted and created by herself was broadcast on Rai 2, while in 2018, on the channel Nove, it airs with Come when it rains, an innovative television series with four protagonists written and interpreted by Virginia herself.
In 2019, after returning as a guest in the 2017 edition, she was chosen by the artistic director Claudio Baglioni as co-host of the Sanremo Festival: the two are on the stage of the event together with Claudio Bisio.
Ermanno Fabbri Theater
Via Minghelli 11, Vignola (MO)
February 8 and 9
Saturday 21.00, Sunday 17.00
directed by Federico Tiezzi
written by Virginia Raffaele, Giovanni Todescan, Francesco Freyrie, Daniele Prato, with Federico Tiezzi
with Virginia Raffaele
scenes Marco Rossi
costumes Giovanna Buzzi
lights Gianni Pollini
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