CURRENT NEWS AND PROJECTS
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder. This Broadway hit is filled with unforgettable music, nonstop comedy, and a scene-stealing role for one actor who plays all eight of the doomed heirs. Can Monty Navarro, juggle his fiancé and his mistress, knock off all eight of the heirs without being caught, and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? See this knock ‘em dead TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL to find the answers. A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER with book and lyrics by Robert Freedman and with music and lyrics by Steve Lutvak will play from November 7, 2018 - December 30, 2018 in FST's Gompertz Theatre.
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Jason is proud to be associated with Scott Mann's original play LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET.
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay. You've heard the war stories of the "first in." This is the untold story of the LAST OUT.
LAST OUT began its theatrical journey as a one-person show when former Green Beret, Scott Mann, was a student in Florida Studio Theatre's "Flying Solo" course. Working side by side with FST's Jason Cannon, Scott drew from both his experience as a Green Beret in combat and his training at FST to write and perform the play.
Scott is preparing to take the play on the road in 2019 with a powerful cast and musical score that will consist of 100% veterans and military family members. This play, produced by The Heroes Journey, is intended to help civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war.
LAST OUT will have its world premiere on November 10. Info and tickets are available at LASTOUTPLAY.COM
FST CHILDREN'S THEATRE SEASON
Jason is directing two shows for FST's 2018-19 Children's Theatre Season!
First he will direct PETER PAN, opening October 11 and running through November, including Saturday performances for families. And then he will direct a 2-performer version of SNOW WHITE which will tour to schools during the fall of 2017 before opening to the public January 12, 2019.
PETER PAN PREVIEW IN THE OBSERVER
Jason is now a member of FST IMPROV, the professional improvisational comedy troupe at Florida Studio Theatre. FST IMPROV performs every Saturday at 7:30pm in the Bowne's Lab Theatre.
FST IMPROV also presents a wildly popular annual IMPROV FESTIVAL!
Jason's 10-Minute Play WHEELCHAIR CHICKEN has been selected as a finalist at two festivals!
THEATRE ODYSSEY presents their Twelfth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival May 4-7, 2017, at the Jane B. Cook Theatre on the campus of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, FL.
THE EDMONDS DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS presents their 8th Annual Festival of Shorts July 7-9, 2017, at the Wade James Theater in Edmonds, WA.