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June 30, 2014
OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO: PLAYERS KID JACKSON GEACH
Sarasota, FL — Inspiration and education are the main goals of The Players Studio Summer Camp and Jackson Geach, an 11 year old who attends each year, simply refuses to go anywhere else. He has been attending since he was 8 and even though the family has moved across the state, they still find a way to help him attend.
During the course of the summer camp, Jackson’s family stays in Sarasota temporarily just so he can take part. “You have all set the bar so high, nothing compares to The Players,” states Kerri Geach, Jackson’s mother. “It is the one thing he looks forward to all year.” After living in the Sarasota area, a job promotion brought the family across the state to Indialantic. “There’s just nothing down in that area that offers the same type of programming at the level that The Players has. It’s just such a wonderful concentration of great things packed all into one and was so very convenient when we lived in Sarasota. We really miss it.”…Kerri goes on to say, “All of the people at The Players are always great…the directors, choreographers and staff…and the other kids are just so talented. Jackson is learning how to be in actual productions in an actual large theatre. Had he not experienced what he has, he wouldn’t be the wonderful kid he is and be as proficient and ready for the professional audition process.”
Jackson has been in several leading roles in productions such as The Jungle Book, Music Man and Oliver! both at The Players Theatre and the historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa, FL. He recently appeared in the 2014 National commercial advertisement for the Space Coast of Florida by the Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism. Currently, he is waiting to hear back about his recent audition for Disney’s next live-action feature film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
But for now, the dedication continues. Jackson will appear with his cast of incredibly talented compatriots in Seussical, Jr. this Thursday at 7pm at The Players Theatre. Come see these brilliant kids shine in this one-night-only performance. Tickets are only $10. The next Players Kids Summer Camp show will be Into The Woods Jr., playing July 31st at 7pm. Tickets to that show are also $10.
Thursday, July 3rd 7:00pm
Into The Woods, Jr.
Thursday, July 31st 7:00pm
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