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Jimmy Ferraro

Jimmy Ferraro is an Award Winning Actor and “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. Jimmy hosted his own radio show, “Theatre Chat and This ‘n That,” interviewing Major Celebrity Stars from Broadway, Television, and Film.
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BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold OutBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold Out
Posted: Nov. 16, 2013


BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale LamentBWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale Lament
Posted: Feb. 6, 2014


BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES - A Triumph!BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES - A Triumph!
Posted: Nov. 9, 2013


BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A 'Tradition' With Lots of HeartBWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A 'Tradition' With Lots of Heart
Posted: Oct. 21, 2013


BBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, TimelessBBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, Timeless
Posted: Dec. 16, 2013


BWW Reviews: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Reveals AllBWW Reviews: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Reveals All
Posted: Nov. 11, 2013


Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Open World Premiere Musical/Comedy, COUPLEDJimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Open World Premiere Musical/Comedy, COUPLED
June 25, 2014

After a critically acclaimed SOLD-OUT run of the inaugural production of 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents the second production of the Summer Season, the World Premier Musical/Comedy 'COUPLED'.
BWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' ListBWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' List
June 18, 2014

Definitely see "Church Basement Ladies" and this incredible new space. ...the outstanding performances, character bonding and the truths of these four women will resonate. The sold-out audience was enthralled the night I went, appreciative at seeing professional performers shining on a brand new stage. As for the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre, it looks like it will be a New Port Richey touchstone for a long time to come. And with that, we all would like to say to Mr. Ferraro as well as to the cast and crew of "Church Basement Ladies": Welcome home!
BWW Reviews: THE CEMETERY CLUB - Laughter and Tears Abound, by Guest Reviewer Peter NasonBWW Reviews: THE CEMETERY CLUB - Laughter and Tears Abound, by Guest Reviewer Peter Nason
June 18, 2014

"The Cemetery Club" proves why the Carrollwood Players is considered one of the finest community theatres in the area; it does things right.
BWW Reviews: The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR Keeps Audience LaughingBWW Reviews: The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR Keeps Audience Laughing
May 5, 2014

The Carrollwood Players production of 'The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR' keeps the audience laughing. And so if you like a fun-filled 'bedroom farce', Go See 'The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR' and see for yourself what all the laughter is about!
BWW Reviews: STOMP - An Unforgettable ExperienceBWW Reviews: STOMP - An Unforgettable Experience
May 1, 2014

... let me say this, I give 'STOMP' FIVE STARS! This production is not to be missed! GO EXPERIENCE 'STOMP' for yourself! It is AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!
BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster HitBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster Hit
April 10, 2014

'JERSEY BOYS' is a MUST SEE PRODUCTION! 'JERSEY BOYS' is a BLOCKBUSTER HIT! The opening night crowd screamed and whistled and applauded from the moment the show began. They jumped to their feet for a rousing, well deserved STANDING OVATION!
BWW Reviews: BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE - Wacky, Over-the-Top LaughsBWW Reviews: BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE - Wacky, Over-the-Top Laughs
March 24, 2014

'If you like broad, over-the-top comedy, THIS is the show for YOU!'
BWW Reviews: EVITA - A New RenditionBWW Reviews: EVITA - A New Rendition
March 20, 2014

EVITA won 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical and six Drama Desk Awards. If you never saw a live, production of "EVITA", GO SEE IT!
BWW Reviews: CRIMES OF THE HEART a CharmerBWW Reviews: CRIMES OF THE HEART a Charmer
March 17, 2014

'CRIMES OF THE HEART' is a charmingly good production. GO SEE IT!
BWW Reviews: SOCIAL SECURITY - A First Rate Production!BWW Reviews: SOCIAL SECURITY - A First Rate Production!
February 17, 2014

The audience laughed and giggled throughout the performance. And they weren't the only ones! I joined them, shaking my head and laughing out loud too! And..I've seen the show many times over the years. This is a First Rate Production! BRAVO!
BWW Reviews: ONCE - A Charming, Romantic MusicalBWW Reviews: ONCE - A Charming, Romantic Musical
February 13, 2014

The cast is brilliantly talented....Every member acts, sings, dances. AND plays an instrument. And sometimes they do ALL at the same time! BRAVO! The show gives us all hope and promise and a perfect Valentine reminder: 'What can be more important than Love'... GO SEE THIS WONDERFUL SHOW!
BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale LamentBWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale Lament
February 6, 2014

Before I go any further...THEY LOVED IT! They laughed out loud, whistled and cheered from the moment the show began. 'Bravo!', to the cast, musicians, creatives, and crew of 'DISENCHANTED'. I will see this one AGAIN and AGAIN! THIS IS A HIT!
BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS - A Revusical SpoofBWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS - A Revusical Spoof
January 17, 2014

And don't be concerned if you 'haven't seen' or 'don't know' all of these musicals, as the selections last only a few minutes and the jokes explain themselves. This is a fun and entertaining, satirical, tribute to Broadway musicals, its stars and creatives.
BWW Reviews: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Reaches a New AudienceBWW Reviews: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Reaches a New Audience
January 16, 2014

By all means GO SEE THIS PRODUCTION. The voices are amazing! In addition, you may never have another opportunity to experience music of the legendary Gershwins' at their very best, in a multi-award winning production.
BWW Reviews: Carrollwood Players' WHO MAID WHO? - Naughty, Bawdy, Fun!BWW Reviews: Carrollwood Players' WHO MAID WHO? - Naughty, Bawdy, Fun!
January 13, 2014

The audience repeatedly howled with laughter. One patron exclaimed. 'I can't remember when I laughed so hard!' Another patron, (while trying to catch her breath), said 'This is hilarious!' And, LAUGHTER, is precisely how the audience reacted time and time again, at the Carrollwood Players current production of the farce, 'WHO MAID WHO?', by David Lassig.
CRITIC'S CHOICE: The Best of Tampa Bay 2013CRITIC'S CHOICE: The Best of Tampa Bay 2013
December 30, 2013

2013 was a marvelous year for theatre in Tampa Bay. There were stellar National Tours, Regional Theatre, and Community Theatre productions filled with 5 Star talent and production qualities. It is a real challenge to narrow down a listing for 'CRITIC'S CHOICE'.
BBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, TimelessBBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, Timeless
December 16, 2013

Well, hold on to your hats, because this production 'IS' SPECTACULAR! It is a Magical, Dazzling, Timeless, and Elegant production! YOU MUST SEE IT, TO BELIEVE IT! 5 STARS!!!
BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY Offers New Twist on a Holiday ClassicBWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY Offers New Twist on a Holiday Classic
December 2, 2013

Carrollwood Players have made their mark in the Tampa Bay Theatre scene, by producing innovative programming and exceptional, quality productions. This remains true with their latest 'gift' to us, with a new twist on a Holiday Classic, (perfect for the entire family), 'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE' - A Live Radio Play.
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold OutBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold Out
November 16, 2013

The electricity in Carol Morsani Hall, at the Straz Center in Tampa, for the opening performance of the National Tour of 'THE BOOK OF MORMON', was the closest I have experienced here, to the excitement of a Broadway opening night yet! The SOLD-OUT house was simply percolating, in anticipation of the 9 time Tony Award winning musical's Tampa debut.
BWW Reviews: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Reveals AllBWW Reviews: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Reveals All
November 11, 2013

It isn't often that Tampa Bay audiences have the golden opportunity to see a 'World Premier', by a local playwright. So, right off the bat, I say, 'BRAVO!' to the Carrollwood Players for their ambitious and innovative programming! And after seeing the play on opening night, in a theatre filled with a very appreciative audience, I say, 'BRAVO!, INDEED!', for a wonderful evening of thought provoking, contemporary theatre!


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