Callbacks at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival
"Mesrobian's comic writing is confident and wise..unfailingly humane, genuinely suspenseful and worthy of our concern...in this unpredictable, knowing, and finally tender story."
- Creative Loafing.
Callbacks tells the story of Mike Rossi and Terry Stein. Two aging actors whose careers lead them into the small world of theme park acting. Over the course of years performing the same show over and over, they find the value of friendship and learn that life doesn't have to end in a theme park dressing room, if they're lucky.
Based on over 11 years of experience as a theme park actor, writer Thom Mesrobian has crafted a knowing and hilarious valentine to actors and anyone who's every wondered what goes on behind the castle doors. Filled with heart, humor and romance, "Callbacks" delivers an inside look at the people who make theme parks some of the happiest places on Earth.
Thom Mesrobian is from Lakeland and is a veteran of the Orlando Fringe Festival having produced and co-written the critically acclaimed "FrankenChrist: The Musical" in 2014 as well as the 2016 Best Musical winner and box office smash "Simpleton: The Legend of President Trump", a parody of "Hamilton".
The cast includes Thom Mesrobian as Terry Stein, Danny Baynard, former head of Lake Wales Little Theatre and long time fixture of the Polk County arts community, as Mike Rossi and from Orlando, professional actress Sarah Lockard as Catie Walsh.
The Show is directed by Mark Hartfield, former show director at Universal Studios, and co-director of FrankenChrist: The Musical and Simpleton at the Orlando Fringe festival.
"Callbacks" features original incidental music composed by Ben Shepler. Costumes are by Cristina Hartfield and production Manager is Tonya Mesrobian. Stage manager is Sarah Moening.
The show will be presented as part of the Tampa bay Theatre Festival on September 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 pm at the Carrolwood Players Theatre 4333 Gunn Highway Tampa, FL 33618
The Carrollwood Players Theatre (View)
4333 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|