Jimmy Ferraro is a “Theatre Veteran”. His professional career spans over 40 years in every aspect of show business. Ferraro’s credits as a producer and director of over 100 productions in New York and around the country, and as an author, are an outgrowth of his decades as a professional performer throughout the U.S. and overseas, including Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway and regional theatre. He was hand picked by Director/ Choreographer Jerome Robbins, for "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway and in the National Tours. He most recently starred as Tevye in the 2012 National Tour of "Fiddler" and won Best Actor in a Musical from BroadwayWorld.com. Ferraro's numerous awards in the performing arts include, Top Ten Professional Achievers in Tampa Bay, Outstanding Young Man of America, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and First Place in the Miami Opera Vocal Competition. His many charitable awards include the prestigious National Philanthropy Day Award, along with performing in benefits for Alzheimer’s Family Organization, American Heart Foundation, A Child’s Wish Come True Foundation, Hospice, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and All Children’s Hospital. Be sure to tune in to Jimmy's radio show, “Theatre Chat and This ‘n That,” every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:00 PM on WWJB AM1450 in Brooksville, or on the internet: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php.
BWW Reviews: LEND ME A TENOR Hits a High Note
May 22, 2013
If you want to have fun and laugh yourself silly...
Go see the Carrollwood Players production of 'LEND ME A TENOR'!
You will be glad you did!
BWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT - A Sad, Pathetic View of a New Generation
May 19, 2013
The entire cast and musicians are multi-talented and the production values are innovative. On opening night, when the curtain went up, the cast was welcomed by screams, howls, and cheering, by a throng of teenagers...
BWW Reviews: BEHIND THE GATES - SHALOM! and Shalom
May 7, 2013
The essence however of 'BEHIND THE GATES', is not just about Jews or the Jewish culture per say, but about family and self-discovery. We can all relate to this. You don't have to be Jewish to understand and appreciate where the heart lies in this piece, in what could appear to some, as a controversial work.
BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE - a Live, Cinematically Produced - SPECTACLE!
May 2, 2013
'WAR HORSE' is one of the most phenomenal, intense, visually and emotionally moving, pieces of theatre, that I have ever seen....
The high technical aspects of 'WARHORSE', are so realistically threatening, that at times I found myself gasping and closing my eyes.
BWW Reviews: THE RUNNER STUMBLES - a Thrilling Mystery
April 25, 2013
Clearwater's West Coast Players' current production of 'THE RUNNER STUMBLES' is as much a love story, as it is a thriller, a mystery, a court room drama, and a who-dunnit? In fact, it is all of these things and more. It is a fascinating, compelling, theatrical piece, based on a true story beginning in rural Michigan, in 1906.
BWW Reviews: CHAPTER TWO - A BIG*****HIT!
April 22, 2013
This Carrollwood Players production of 'CHAPTER TWO' is comparable to any professional regional production.
BRAVO!...2 Thumbs UP!...and 5 Stars!
BWW Reviews: LOVE, SEX, AND THE I.R.S. - Tax Time Turmoil
April 18, 2013
So, if you like farce, in one door and out another, slapstick comedy, mistaken identity, sight gags, prat falls, and a good belly laugh...
'Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. is the show for YOU!
BWW Reviews: WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (a Chef's Fable) - a MENU for REVENGE
April 16, 2013
Director Todd Olson, staged the poetic dialogue with a masterful hand. Mr. Olsen's addition of haunting, instumental melodies at the most reverent moments, further enhanced the sensationalism of the scenes. In 'WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (a Chef's Fable)', Todd Olson has once again, created a work of ART.
BWW Reviews: American Stage's THE AMISH PROJECT Is Spellbinding
April 14, 2013
'The Amish Project', is a showcase for the masterful skills of director Todd Olsen. Mr Olsen's vision, insight, and obvious passion for this piece, makes it spellbiniding! ~ BRAVO!
BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - FLASHY! TRASHY! FUN!
April 11, 2013
Hold on to your hat! You Ain't Seen Nothing Like This at the Straz before!
The first national tour of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical', part of the Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series, exploded into Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa, Tuesday night!
BWW Reviews: HAIR Needs a Trim
April 6, 2013
The 2013 national tour company of 'HAIR' is filled with a talent cast and an exceptional ensemble. It is a non-stop succession of vignettes and monologues, combined with an extraordinary amount of dance, exquisitely choreographed by Karole Armitage, with innovative scene direction by Diane Paulus.
BWW Reviews: IS HE DEAD? is Alive and Kicking at Francis Wilson Playhouse
April 5, 2013
The focus is on the men in this piece and the talents of the male actors in this company, were brought to comedic height by Director Murray Mintz. Mr. Mintz's staging, slapstick comedic bits, sight gags, and yes, choreography and recorded music too, added exactly what this play needs to be a hit!
BWW Reviews: All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES
March 15, 2013
The national touring company revival, now appearing at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, is filled with dazzling, high energy, polished, production numbers, that will have you out of your seat cheering!
BWW Reviews: SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY - A Fun-Filled Farce
March 11, 2013
... if you like farce and you want to laugh, 'SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY' will fill your desires!
BWW Reviews: Eight O'Clock Theatre's THE PRODUCERS is a Huge Hit!
March 7, 2013
...we know that we are in for a smashing production of 'The Producers'. And the most appreciative audience was simply, WOWED! There were lots of Laughs and lots of Applause, because this production is Terrific! - a HUGE HIT!
BWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE -
Not Withstanding the Test of Time
February 27, 2013
I will never forget seeing 'A Chorus Line', the first week it opened on Broadway in 1975. It was the most impressive musical/comedy/drama I had ever seen! It had everything you could ever dream about seeing in a Broadway musical and more.
BWW Reviews: 'S WONDERFUL - a Trip Down Memory Lane
February 23, 2013
This high stepping, singing and dancing musical revue, is a fine tribute to the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. The cast of 5 talented performers, are certain to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL - Wow, 'What a Feeling!'
February 20, 2013
WOW! - 'What a Feeling!!!'...What a GREAT feeling it was to be transported back in time to the 1980's, at the opening performance of Flashdance - The Musical, now Rockin' Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, through February 24th.
BWW Review: AN EMPTY PLATE AT THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF - a Bountiful Feast
February 17, 2013
...'AN EMPTY PLATE'...is a FIVE STAR production! And the cast is supurb!
BWW Review: NUNSENSE A-MEN! -
a Blessing in Disguise!
February 13, 2013
'NUNSENSE A-MEN!' is a spoof, full of 'campy'NON'sense and 'NON'-stop fun! And that is exactly what you will see in this intimate production by M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa.
BWW Reviews: SALUTE! to DRINKING HABITS
February 11, 2013
...add to this 7 more, over the top, zany characters, in a story with a ridiculous plot, and you have a hilarious farce, called 'Drinking Habits' now playing at the Carrollwood Players.It is just plain FUN!
BWW Reviews: HIT AT THE HOT SPOT - Naughty but Nice
February 4, 2013
'Hit at the Hot Spot', is the title of the current offering, at St. Petersburg Nights, the 'only Russian restaurant and lounge in Tampa Bay.' I assure you, this is certainly a 'one of a kind' venue and show.
BWW Reviews: TRACES an Unforgettable Event
January 30, 2013
There is something for everyone, in this high energy, avant-garde, urban,'street musical' celebration, of human physical skills and talents.
BWW REVIEWS: 9 TO 5 is a 10!
January 24, 2013
This is community theatre at its BEST! Don't miss this production! It is a MUST SEE!
BWW Reviews: DIALOGUE SHINES in THE SUNSHINE BOYS
January 22, 2013
Neil Simon is one of the best known, celebrated playwrights of our time and once again his sharp, skillfully written dialogue shines in the Carrollwood Players latest production of 'The Sunshine Boys'.
BWW Reviews: Tight Harmonies Keep SONGBOOK Open
January 15, 2013
If you like nostalgia, young pretty faces with big toothy smiles, lots of high energy singing and dancing, then 'The Great American Songbook', is the show for you!