Celebrate Valentine season with THAT’S AMORE! Feb 9-17

Petite Original Productions 


Part of the company’s new Original production series

Hold the dates or Buy Your Tickets now!

Saturdays, February 9 and 16 at 8:00 PM
Sundays, February 10 and 17 at 4:30 PM


Jenny (Grandma), age 13 through mid-80’s ……………. Susan Baushke
Michael (Grandpa), age 17 through mid-80’s …………….. Steven Arvanites

Instrumental Combo

Keyboards: Cody Michael Bradley
Drums: Jerry King

When your grandkids bring you their dating problems, and ask you how you met, the answer is “That’s Amore!”

Join grandma Jenny (Susan Baushke) and grandpa Michael (Steven Arvanites) on an intimate journey from adolescence through the golden anniversary years as they tell their grandchildren their story through flashbacks on their lives. Lives the comic mishaps and frustrations of dating, go on the couples’ first date with them, and experience the joys and sorrows in a lifetime of seeking and finding love.
Accompanied by a terrific instrumental combo (Cody Michael Bradley, Sean Godvik and Jerry King), this original 2-person show features beloved selections from stage and screen, and even includes some audience participation. 

This is a must-see for all ages.
Find Love Again!

Bring your memories, your valentine, your kids, and celebrate together.


Story by: Susan Baushke
Stage Director:  Susan Baushke
Music Director:  Cody Michael Bradley
Director of Production:  Steven Arvanites
Audio Designer: Nathan Oakes
Stage Manager:  Mary-Anne Belter
Costume Designer:  Sienna Kusek
Lighting Designer:  Betsy Sklena
Properties Designer: Nicole Verive Brett


Tickets are $27 for Adults (ages 18-61) | $25 for Seniors (age 62 and up)
$15 for Full-time Students (K through College) | $5 Preschool Children

OPTION 1: Order and Pay for your Tickets online via credit card:

http://petiteopera.tix.com (convenience fee applies)
OPTION 2: Reserve your tickets and pay at the Box Office on performance date
Call 847-553-4442 or email tickets@petiteopera.org
Provide name, show date, # and type of tickets, phone and email address for confirmation
Accepted at Box Office: Cash, Check, Credit Card (convenience fee applies)
NOTE: Credit card numbers not taken over the phone.
Please bring card with you to Box Office

OPTION 3: Buy tickets at the door
If it is 4 hours or less before show time, please bring cash, check or credit card with you to the theatre
and buy tickets at Box Office. Sold-out performances will be noted on the Ticket Hotline: 847-553-4442. 

The Mary Wilson House-Beyer Auditorium | part of St. Mary’s Episcopal church campus
306 S Prospect Avenue (at Crescent Ave) | Park Ridge, IL 60068

2 hours including 15 minute intermission.
Handicapped accessible venue

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