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Peter Nason

    An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in “George M!” at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home.  He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.
 
A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including “The Tampa Tribune,” where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing:  “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”   Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike. 
 




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BWW Review: A Euphoric, Breathtaking Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND  PhotoBWW Review: A Euphoric, Breathtaking Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Asolo Rep in Sarasota
Posted: Nov. 17, 2019


BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020 PhotoBWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020
Posted: Mar. 19, 2020


BWW Review: Stage Manager and Tech Crew Are the Stars of the LOLHS Production of LEGA PhotoBWW Review: Stage Manager and Tech Crew Are the Stars of the LOLHS Production of LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Jan. 19, 2020


BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Show PhotoBWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years
Posted: Dec. 21, 2019


BWW Review: 19 for 2019: The Best Local Shows and Performances of the Year PhotoBWW Review: 19 for 2019: The Best Local Shows and Performances of the Year
Posted: Dec. 14, 2019


BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Fr PhotoBWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
Posted: Jun. 18, 2020


BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana  PhotoBWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
Posted: Jun. 11, 2020


BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME - from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, from Gloria Gaynor to Frank Ocean
June 24, 2020

Happy Gay Pride! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest LGBTQ songs and anthems from 1920-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the grade!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
June 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
June 11, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK FLAMINGOS, from THE SOUND OF MUSIC to PARASITE
May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

BWW Exclusive: THE BEATLES 101 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - Ranking the Best of John, Paul, George & Ringo (Including Their Solo Hits)
May 12, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Beatles songs, including some of the fab four's solo works. They're all here: 'Twist and Shout,' 'In My Life,' 'Helter Skelter,' 'Imagine,' 'Something,' 'Maybe I'm Amazed,' 'Let It Be.' See if your favorites made the grade!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MUSICAL THEATRE CHARACTERS (1940-2020) - from Annie to Elphaba, from Henry Higgins to Alexander Hamilton
April 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL
April 22, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020)
April 16, 2020

The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
April 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
March 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020
March 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.

BWW Review: Richey Suncoast Theatre Presents Kander & Ebb's Iconic CABARET
March 7, 2020

There is much to offer in this unusual take on the musical, but just as many questionable choices. 

BWW Review: Kadime Kanyinda Gives a Star Turn in the Carrollwood Players' Hit and Miss Production of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA
March 1, 2020

It's fun at times and messy, but the mega-talented Ms. Kanyinda takes it to completely higher level.

BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre's Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Is a Technical Marvel
February 29, 2020

Great voices and incredible sets and lighting cannot hide the weaknesses of the musical.

BWW Review: Stage Manager and Tech Crew Are the Stars of the LOLHS Production of LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
January 19, 2020

Omigod you guys, it's so much fun!

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's Joyous, Hilarious Production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Shimberg Playhouse
January 18, 2020

It's like being bathed in pure joy.

BWW Review: Will There Be a Better Performance in 2020 Than Kayla Witoshynsky's in Innovocative Theatre's Production of Barbara Lebow's A SHAYNA MAIDEL?
January 11, 2020

Powerful stuff, with a revelatory performance by Ms. Witoshynsky at the heart and soul of it.

BWW Review: Celebrating Fats Waller with Eight O'Clock Theatre's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Central Park Performing Arts Center
January 5, 2020

With Latoya McCormick and Tron Montgomery leading the way in this Fats Waller revue, 'it's so nice, it should be illegal.'

BWW Preview: Eleven Local Shows That We Can't Wait to See in 2020
December 29, 2019

freeFall Theatre, American Stage, Jobsite, Stageworks and a slew of community theatre companies all promise exciting shows this year.

BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years
December 21, 2019

25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!



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