They Call Me Mister Fry: Theatre Asylum's Best of the Fringe
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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They Call Me Mister Fry is funny and moving. Jack Fry is brilliant as he goes from character to character illustrating, in a touching and humorous way, the ups and downs of a first year teacher. My wife and I both enjoyed it immensely. If you've ever BEEN IN A CLASSROOM, this play will touch your heart and leave you smiling. The entire audience was buzzing with excitement as we exited the theater.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Jack Fry is the Patch Adams of education, the highest quality of Off Broadway theatre" --<em>LA Examiner</em>
- Critic's Pick for Best of the Fest --Capital Fringe
- "Gritty but hopeful" --<em>Curtain Up New York</em>
- "A must see" --socal.com
- "A talented blend of comedy and emotion" --<em>Valley Scene Magazine</em>
- "Freiberger wins over his audience...he masterfully plays two problem students." --<em>LA Weekly</em>
- "By all means see it and leave inspired!" --<em>Our Town New York</em> (Theater Pick of the Week)
- "This production has enough heart, audacity, and originality to stand out from the crowd mainly because of the artistry of Jack Fry." --dctheaterscene.com
- "Intense and intimate...many laughs..." --<em>NUVO</em>
- "<em>They Call Me Mister Fry</em> is directed by my first director, Jeff Michalski, so you know it's got to be good." --Stephen Colbert (<em>The Colbert Report</em>)
- See <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-city-ny/they-call-me-mister-fry.html">Goldstar member reviews</a> of <em>They Call Me Mister Fry'</em>s successful New York run at Comic Strip Live.
From the cornfields of Indiana to the streets of South Central Los Angeles, They Call Me Mister Fry is the true-life story teaching 5th grade in South Los Angeles as a first-year teacher. It's a funny, poignant solo show that tells the struggles of a mid-western white boy from Indiana dealing with a challenging, multi-ethic body of students and his journey through the bowels of big city bureaucracy. It focuses on his relationship with two challenging students and how they affected each other's lives. Most importantly, it follows the evolution of "Mr. Fry" into an effective teacher -- who came to teach, but ended up learning.