Mrfry 072811

They Call Me Mister Fry Reviews

Fanatic Salon (Culver City, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

66 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

This was a very entertaining show performed by a marvelous actor.
He puts a tremendous amount of emotion into his characters. It's
very challenging to put on a good one-man show for almost two
hours, but he succeeds. Definitely worth the money.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 13 2009

Better and more poigniant than anything I've seen at the movies or in the theater in the last two years! WONDERFUL! It was insightful, educational, thought provoking and funny! Need space for another star. I'd recommend it to everyone!

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30 reviews
139 stars
attended Oct 24 2010

I've seen the show several times, mainly because it's not always the same each time I see it. He likes to change things. It really is a great piece of theater. His characters are rich, distinct, and real. He has a wide range as an actor, and...continued

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0 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

The play was wonderful as was the acting. I can not say enough about how great an enjoyment it was for me and my friends, one of which is not a teacher, to see this performance. A job well done.

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71 reviews
147 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

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

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24 reviews
40 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

I've been following this show for a while, and it's one of those shows you can see over and over again. I brought my teenage son and he loved it. I hadn't seen him laugh and cry in the theater for a long time. This show is here to stay. I'll...continued

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19 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

I should start this by saying "spoiler alert" for minor pieces of the play. I went to see this show based on the reviews. I found parts of this show quite touching and other pieces laugh out loud funny. Yet the direction of this show needs some...continued

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

Still thinking about it the next day. Just wonderful; not to be missed.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended May 22 2010

I totally enjoyed this show. With great wit and comic-actor talent, Jack Fry literally plunges into an unfamiliar chaotic world and comes out wiser, still groovy and inspirationally committed to a true calling of teaching. Bravo.

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended May 22 2010

As a retired teacher of 42 years,who knows about the teaching profession and LAUSD, it was so realistic, poignant, and funny.
It is a must-see. Excellent on every level.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 22 2010

Teachers, parents, and anyone who remembers at least one teacher who reached them will enjoy the the comedy and touching moments of this play.

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4 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

A very funny show with tons of heart, and social relevance. The audience laughed, cried, cheered, clapped, and gave Mr. Fry a standing ovation. Do yourself a favor and go see this show, it's what theater is meant to be.

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

Amazing autobiographical story of the real challenges that teachers face in inner-cities working within our bureaucratic system. My wife (a teacher herself) said this was very true to form. It will both move you and make you laugh out loud. ...continued

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4 reviews
13 stars
attended May 22 2010

I loved watching "They Call Me Mr. Fry!" And you will see why! Jack brings you right into his story. He involves his audience right from the start and even gives them a small part. He evokes a tremendous amount of emotion and draws you right...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 22 2010

Jack Fry describes his first year of teaching in South Central LA. The show takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Jack has amazing acting skills. A must see for anybody who has ever thought of teaching for a living.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 22 2010

This one man show was awesome, highly recommend it for anybody who is looking for insight into the world of public schools, teaching, and working with children, and anybody else that is looking for an afternoon of entertainment. Jack Fry has an...continued

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attended Oct 24 2010

I have seen this show several times over the past two years and have come away each time with a deeper appreciation for teachers and the many challenges that they face each day. My regard for the author and performer, Jack Freiberger, has grown...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jack as Mister Fry succeed and fail as a first year teacher. I don't want to give away much but please, everyone, grab a friend and go see this show! It likely will change your life. Bring tissues, too.

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attended May 22 2010

This is a performace worth seeing and psutting in the time. Funny, poignant, and well delivered/performed. It is a well crafted show and you will get pulled into not only the story, but the characters. You will cry at the end so bring tissues....continued

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