Great Balls of Fire
Run Time: 70 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
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Justin Brown - Justin is a NYC-based performer with an especially varied career. He has performed on Broadway, National Tours, Luxury cruise ships, Theaters, Symphonies, Big Bands, and more. Justin specializes in Woodwinds, including Saxophones, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Recorders, and World Flutes. Justin grew up and began his music career in Memphis, TN, where he studied at the University of Memphis. He holds a Master’s in Multiple Woodwind Performance and a Bachelor’s in Music Education.
Jason Cohen is an actor, director, writer, musical director, and multi-instrumentalist, frequently working in more than one capacity on any given project. He is also the Director of Theatre Education for Axelrod Performing Arts Center (Deal, NJ), and volunteers with Justice Arts Coalition, which brings the arts to incarcerated people. He holds a BFA from NYU Tisch and has trained at RADA (London) and with Fiasco Theater (NYC). Jason lives in Manhattan and hotel rooms across the country. For more info about future projects, visit JasonCohenOnline.com.
Luke Darnell - A fourth-generation performer, Luke’s family legacy includes Vaudeville, Broadway and film/TV. As an actor, musician, and stuntman he has performed on 4 continents in venues ranging from dive bars to theatres to arenas. Off-Broadway/NYC: The Other Josh Cohen, Cyrano de Bergerac (Christian) and The Goree All-Girl String Band. Las Vegas: Million Dollar Quartet (Perkins, Cash). Select regional: The Understudy (Jake), End Of The Rainbow (Mickey Deans), Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo), MDQ (Perkins, Phillips), Oliver! (Bill Sykes). TV: “Gotham”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “General Hospital”, “Momsters,” and many films you haven’t seen.
Nathan Yates Douglass is thrilled to be rockin' n rollin' back at FST! He previously appeared at FST with The Swingaroos in The Music of the Night. Nathan is a NYC-based actor-musician who has appeared in productions and performances all over this country and beyond. His solo music work can be found on Spotify and most music streaming platforms. His next album, “Outros,” is planned for a late summer release. NathanYatesMusic.com
DONALD “SNO0PY” WATTS II, internationally known as Sno0py Watts, was born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida. He developed a love for music at three years old. After completing college, Watts began to work as the house drummer for musical theaters and quickly began touring the world. To date, he’s toured 40+ countries sharing his passion with the world. He’s captured the attention of many including ABC News and The Suncoast News Network.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE IN THE NEWS
SUNCOAST CULTURE CLUB I August 5, 2021 I Jason Cohen, Co-Creator and Star of Great Balls of Fire at Florida Studio Theatre, Joins the Club
SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE I June 13, 2021 I "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" at FST With Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Show
"A lively romp"
"Knocks it out of the park"
"A sure-fire hit with the audience"
"They get the audience clapping"
"The real deal"
"There's some good rockin' tonight"
"Fresh and Alive"
"All about the songs"
"A lot of fun to watch and hear"
Venice Gondolier Sun
"Couldn't have been better"
"Perfect show for reviving our spirits"
"You just can't help but walk out smiling"
"Fast-paced and high energy"
ARTICLES BY FST
Jerry Lee Lewis is the last surviving member of the famous 1956 Million Dollar Quartet recording session. What has Lewis been up to recently? I READ
Get a sneak peek of what’s in store this summer with Great Balls of Fire. I WATCH
Great Balls of Fire front man Jason Cohen has played Jerry Lee Lewis onstage in over 80 cities in North America. Here are some highlights from his performance in the national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. I WATCH
Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, alongside Chuck Berry and Sam Cooke. Learn more about Rock & Roll’s first “wild man.” I READ
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