“McGee gives a stellar performance…quick on his feet, always keeping the show moving and never dragging” - BroadwayWorld
We just got our tickets to freeFall Theatre Company's "I Love to Eat" starring our 2022 Performing Arts MUSE Awardee, Matthew McGee.
We are hearing great reviews from friends and professional reviews about Matthew's performance so can't wait to see it for ourselves.
Limited tickets available on their website at https://ci.ovationtix.com/34941/production/1078245
-- And here's a photo Matthew sent us and the description below from freeFall's FB page!
"Before Julia Child and long before today’s proliferation of cooking shows, there was James Beard, the first TV chef. He brought a love for fine cooking (and a sense of humor) to the small screen in 1946 and helped establish an American cuisine based on fresh ingredients. Beard became America’s first “foodie,” and the award bearing his name is still the prize most coveted by chefs across the country. Larger than life (literally and metaphorically), American culinary icon James Beard was a complex, entertaining, beloved and frustrating friend and mentor to many. Beard always kept his phone number listed and famously took calls from anyone anytime who needed a little cooking advice. I Love to Eat (a love story with food) invites you to meet the man described as “the face and belly of American gastronomy” in this play that imagines a late night in Beard’s Greenwich Village home."
To our audiences:
Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for King Lear and all the great theatre in Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming circumstances, and in the interest of cast and audience safety, we are unable to present the show this weekend. At the moment, we are still planning to offer three final performances next weekend, Friday 2/18 7:30pm, Saturday 2/19 7:30pm and Sunday 2/20 3:00pm. If you had purchased tickets to any of this weekend's showings (2/11, 2/12, or 2/13), please check your email inbox for a message from [email protected]
In the meantime, listen to our good friend Matthew McGee on Tampa Bay's Morning Blend interview Roxanne M Fay and Cranstan Cumberbatch!
And since you can't see Lear this weekend, make sure to catch the amazing shows at ThinkTank Theatre, TYA (All the Great Books abridged) Stageworks Theatre (The Diary of Anne Frank), freeFall Theatre Company (I Love to Eat), Urbanite Theatre (The Smuggler) and all the other wonderful theatre in the area!
It's a dream weekend for theater geeks. Pick a show, any show — or pick two or three or four from the following: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Stageworks Theatre, American Stage, The Tampa Repertory Theatre, The [email protected]
, freeFall Theatre Company, Jobsite Theater, ThinkTank Theatre, TYA, Spitfire Comedy House, Early Bird Dinner Theatre and St. Petersburg Opera Company
I Love to Eat is now playing at freeFall Theatre Company and stars our Guest host, Matthew McGee!! The show takes a look at the man who embodied the Farm to Table movement, James Beard. Find out when it's playing and how you can get tickets below.
MUSE Honoree, Matthew McGee is in a one-man play of James Beard's life and work that opens at freeFall Theatre Company tomorrow!! Can't wait to see it!
MEET THE CAST: We welcome back Robert "Spence" Gabriel (he/him) as Paris and Sampson in Romeo & Juliet! Robert attended the Theatre Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts for musical theatre. He is a Latino actor born and raised in Tampa and has been performing in the Bay Area since he returned here in 2016. Most notably, he played Isaac in Jobsite’s 2018 production of Taylor Mac’s HIR. Tampa Bay area credits include: THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Jobsite), THE LION IN WINTER (freeFall Theatre Company), WAR OF THE WORLDS (freeFall), I AM NOBODY’S LUNCH (Turkey Creek Collective) Chicago: NEXT THING YOU KNOW (Steele Beam), ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS (CCPA).
Romeo & Juliet begins previews Jan. 19 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa. jobsitetheater.org/romeo-juliet
Photo: James Zambon Photography
Enjoy the heartwarming and hilarious play "The Night Before" at our cultural pARTner freeFall Theatre Company. The play is set on a snowy day in sunny Florida when a group of friends and a cat named Stephen Sondheim gather around the piano for a night of fun, music and games.
What's the running time for "The Night Before"?
Written and directed by Matthew McGee, with music by Michael Raabe, "The Night Before" brings together four friends for a holiday party. Because their schedules are so packed, the only day they could get together was Dec. 23 (i.e. the night before the night before Christmas). freeFall Theatre Company
A beer festival at the St. Pete Pier, St Pete Run Fest, Movies with Matthew at freeFall Theatre Company, and more this weekend in St. Pete. What's on your weekend agenda?
made possible by First Citrus Bank
"'Dames at Sea' is the fairy-dust tale of a small town gal named Ruby, arriving fresh and hopeful in New York City with nothing but a pair of tap shoes in her suitcase and dreaming of Broadway stardom. She can sing – and boy, can she dance!" freeFall Theatre Company
Casting for DAMES AT SEA at freeFall Theatre Company
Information coming soon regarding the complete 2021-2022 season auditions.
Currently seeking submissions for our exciting opening show this fall… DAMES AT SEA!
Rehearsals Sept 28 - Oct 21
Show runs Oct 22 - Nov 21
Seeking a diverse cast of triple threat storytellers/entertainers. Tapping a plus.
Offering both equity (SPT 5 contracts) and non equity roles. Housing will be provided for all out of town actors.
Full CO-VID vaccination will be required for employment.
Please submit headshot/resume and a link to singing and dancing videos to [email protected]
by Friday Sept 10.
*freeFall has a rich tradition of telling varied stories and working with a diverse group of artists from many different perspectives of race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. We believe in the value of empathetically experiencing those perspectives through stories. We also practice and advocate non-traditional and diversity-forward casting practices to bring new perspectives to familiar roles.