So Local Pasco TV, February 12-13, 2016. Better Late Than Never Edition

Better late than never, I guess.

So…I kind of hit the wall, last night (Friday).  After a marathon Thursday, and the anxiety of writing, wrangling and making the TV show, I got home yesterday evening, and really DID, as I said on the show, “Collapse into a puddle”.  My intent was to rest for an hour or so, then write about the show.

So, I got a little rest. Ate some pizza.  Checked in on social media, and discovered that our new friend Alex Centeno was at the Rockin’ Tiki, playing a gig in a room where he knew NO ONE.  I saddled up the rolling radio Kia, and got there to find him in the capable hands of Nicole Rellias.  He was great!

Anyway, I did NOT end up writing a post about the TV show, last night, so if any of you felt left out, I’m sorry.  Consider this my Saturday penance for spreading myself a little too thin on Thursday and Friday.

Without further ado, here is the link to the second episode of So Local Pasco TV, which streams live, every Friday, at 3:30pm:

My first guest, Jimmy Ferrero, of the Studio Theater on Main Street, brought his LIMITLESS energy and charm to the show.  While Jimmy is quick to tell you that he started at Richey Suncoast Theater in New Port Richey (and has great things to say about his experience, there), he went so far beyond “So Local Pasco” country…He has appeared on Broadway, and in the National Touring Company of Fiddler on the Roof.  Tevye has become his ‘signature’ role.  He now produces, directs, acts in, and manages professional theatrical productions, right here in New Port Richey!  ON MAIN STREET.

Studio Theater Banner

The Main Street entrance is humble, but the theater very VERY nice!
The Main Street entrance is humble, but the theater very VERY nice!
The theater (if I have the numbers right) seats 68, and they can also do 'theater in the round' on the main floor.
The theater (if I have the numbers right) seats 68, and they can also do ‘theater in the round’ on the main floor.

I had a chance two weeks ago to walk through the Studio Theater…From Main Street, the entrance doesn’t convey that inside, there is a 68 seat theater!  It’s an amazing space, and it made me want to experience the “roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd”, as my old band director used to say.

The current production, “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” runs through March 5th, and is getting great reviews, including the one linked HERE, from the Tampa Bay Times.  Here’s a quote:

“With three of the Tampa Bay area’s most in-demand professional actors — Mary Kay Cyrus, Marc Sanders and Eric Misener — a smart and witty script by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, a solid set by Keith Snyder, and impeccable direction by Ferraro himself, the show flows like a bubbly stream and satisfies like a bucket of hot chicken wings and a six-pack of cold beer on Super Bowl Sunday.”

~Barbara Fredericksen, Tampa Bay Times

Call and get tickets, today!  The show is selling briskly, and only runs until March 5th!

A fun show awaits!  Support LOCAL arts...CALL TODAY!
A fun show awaits! Support LOCAL arts…CALL TODAY!
Jimmy and I, each at enthusiasm level 12...Which is far too high for human consumption!
Jimmy and I, on the So Local Pasco TV set, preshow…Each at enthusiasm level 12…Which is far too high for human consumption!

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My second guest was Alex Centeno.  Centeno Centeno Centeno.  There.  Had to do it.  There is no “S” at the end, despite what you might think, what with me MISPRONOUNCING IT repeatedly, on Friday.
*sigh*
He was very forgiving.  He was also GREAT on the show!  From the Executive Producer on down, everyone was impressed with the songs, the singer, and the writing.

Alex at the HandleBar Open Mic, two weeks ago.
Alex at the HandleBar Open Mic, two weeks ago.

I would really like to see this kid get some more “So Local Pasco” gig time…If your venue wants three hours of solo high energy acoustic music, and a pretty damned good singer, you should give him a look!

I certainly look forward to having him back on the show, and SOON!

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I also recorded the next interview for the “Saturday Music Cast”, which we do every OTHER Saturday…Letter of Intent were great, made an amazing donation to a local non profit, and you can hear my interview with them NEXT Saturday, February 20th.

Letter of Intent, with guest drummer Billy Talon, New Years Eve.
Letter of Intent, with guest drummer Billy Talon, New Years Eve.

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As I’ve been doing, on Saturdays, here’s a little gallery of my week in So Local Pasco country…Click the first image, and they open as a slide show, with captions, and EVERYTHING!

 

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Alright, that’s it for this week.  Monday, we return with a fresh podcast, so enjoy this glorious Saturday, and I will see you “Out there” in So Local Pasco Country.

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