Here’s a fun collection of show photos from Theatre 7′s Facebook page, taken by Hank Norris. There’s also a short collection of rehearsal/set construction photos.
If you are so inclined, here’s the official review for our show, ‘The 39 Steps,’ from the Herald & Review’s Jim Vorel. My jaw happily dropped when I read:
“Jayson Albright shines as the clueless hero, Richard Hannay, benefiting from several long solo scenes and extended speeches that allow him to really flex some acting muscle. Physical muscle actually abounds as well, as Albright’s athleticism allows him to pull off a few unusual moves uncommon to a Theatre 7 stage production.”
Physical muscle? Athleticism? My inner Ren Höek – the one who regularly laments his lack of pectoral muscles – salutes you, kind sir!
Also kind was the (shared via email) review forwarded to me by mother from one Shirley Kistler. I refrain from sharing the entire review since it was not (to my knowledge) a published piece, but I would like to share this:
“Jayson Albright. He is a combination of Dick Van Dyke and Will Ferrell. His English accent never wavers and his physical comedy was outrageously funny. He was just wonderful. And…he is an EHS graduate. He alone is worth the price of admission.”
Yep, I had Mrs. Kistler back in high school. Thank you, ma’am!
What I love about her Van Dyke recognition is that not two nights prior to receiving this I was sharing with my wife how (in one particular scene) I was very specifically channeling VanDyke’s physicality. So that made me grin ear to ear for quite some time! Of course, being likened to Mr. Ferrell ain’t half bad, either
Both reviews had wonderful things to say about my costars and show crew as well – all of it well-deserved praise I might add. As I’ve stated before, its been seven long years since my last stage production; I was simply hoping for an enjoyable dip back into the pond. What I got was one of my absolute favorite show experiences ever.
I’ll have one more bit of ’39 Steps’ to share soon: I’m working on a movie poster for the show!