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Fanatic Salon
3815 Sawtelle Blvd Culver City, CA 90230
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from GT
Red Velvet 100 events 83 reviews

While this show was entertaining, I can't agree with the rave reviews. Most character portrayals slid into over-the-top caricatures, which was fine for the comedic portions but reduced the power and honesty of the more touching moments. ...continued

reviewed Oct 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve Friedman
Red Velvet 28 events 11 reviews

Warm, funny, empathic, well-acted, well thought out.

reviewed Jan 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Camilla C.
Red Velvet 32 events 6 reviews

Please go see this show! It is one of the best we have seen in quite a while. Funny, poignant, moving, professional and interesting. With just a little more polish it will be on Broadway.

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

On stage,_ Mister Fry_ makes the grade!  —Los Angeles Times
Jack Fry is the Patch Adams of education, the highest quality of Off Broadway theatre —LA Examiner
Critic’s Pick for Best of the Fest —Capital Fringe
Gritty but hopeful —Curtain Up New York
A must see —
A talented blend of comedy and emotion —Valley Scene Magazine
Freiberger wins over his audience…he masterfully plays two problem students. —LA Weekly, GO!_ _
By all means see it and leave inspired! —Our Town New York (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. —
Intense and intimate…many laughs… —NUVO
They Call Me Mister Fry is directed by my first director Jeff Michalski, so you know it’s got to be good. —Stephen Colbert, (The Colbert Report)
See Goldstar member reviews of They Call Me Mister Fry’_s successful New York run at Comic Strip Live. _


The award-winning and critically-acclaimed They Call Me Mister Fry returns to Los Angeles.  It’s the true, funny, yet poignant story of a first year teacher teaching fifth-grade in a South Central classroom.  The story focuses on his relationship with two challenging students and his journey through the bowels of big city bureaucracy, but also his efforts to find his place in the world in this beautiful story about transformation, redemption, the fragility of life, and what we think our purpose is.

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